Economics

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  1. Government Purchases

    Government purchases are expenditures and gross investment by federal, state and local governments.
  2. M0

    The term M0 is a measure of the money supply which combines any liquid or cash assets held within a central bank and the ...
  3. The Federal Reserve

    As an investor, it's important to understand exactly what the Fed does and how it influences the economy.
  4. Financial Repression

    Financial Repression is a term that describes measures by which governments channel funds to themselves as a form of debt ...
  5. Energy Sector

    The energy sector is a category of stocks that relate to producing or supplying energy.
  6. Systemically Important Financial Institution – SIFI

    Systemically important financial institution (SIFI) is a firm that U.S. federal regulators determine would pose a serious ...
  7. Spike

    A spike is a comparatively large upward or downward movement of a price in a short period of time.
  8. Administered Price

    An administered price is the price of a good or service as dictated by a government, as opposed to market forces.
  9. Series 6

    The Series 6 is a securities license entitling the holder to register as a company's representative and sell mutual funds, ...
  10. Russell 1000 Index

    The Russell 1000 Index is an index of approximately 1,000 of the largest companies in the U.S. equity market.
  11. Labor Market Flexibility

    Labor market flexibility is a firms' ability under a jurisdiction's laws and regulations to make decisions regarding employees's ...
  12. What is an economic moat?

    An economic moat refers to a company's ability to maintain competitive advantages to protect its long-term profits and market ...
  13. Porter's 5 Forces

    Porter's 5 Forces is a model that identifies and analyzes the competitive forces that shape every industry, and helps determine ...
  14. Network Effect

    The network effect is a phenomenon whereby a good or service becomes more valuable when more people use it.
  15. Middle East and North Africa - MENA

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a region encompassing approximately 22 countries in the Middle East and North ...
  16. Investment Company Act of 1940

    The Investment Company Act of 1940 was created through an act of Congress to require investment company registration and ...
  17. Large Cap - Big Cap

    Large cap refers to a company with a market capitalization value of more than $10 billion.
  18. Supply Chain

    A supply chain is a network of entities and people that work directly and indirectly to move a good or service from production ...
  19. SWOT Analysis

    A tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. Specifically, SWOT is a basic, ...
  20. Credit Crisis

    A credit crisis is a crisis that occurs when several financial institutions issue or are sold high-risk loans that start ...
  21. In the Tank

    In the tank is a slang term referring to very poor performance, as in that of a security, sector or market.
  22. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

    Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales numbers are considered to be important indicators for stock market activity throughout ...
  23. Regulation D - Reg D

    Regulation D (Reg D) is a regulation that allows smaller companies to sell securities without registering with the Securities ...
  24. Moral Suasion

    The act of persuading a person or group to act in a certain way through rhetorical appeals, persuasion or implicit threats, ...
  25. Industrial Production Index - IPI

    The industrial production index (IPI) is a monthly economic indicator measuring real output in the manufacturing, mining, ...
  26. How can I tell if a loan uses simple or compound interest?

    Learn the differences between simple and compound interest and how you can identify which one a loan uses.
  27. Toxic Debt

    Toxic Debt is debt that has a lower chance of being repaid with interest.
  28. Bear Stearns

    Bear Stearns was an investment bank located in New York City that collapsed during the subprime crisis in 2008.
  29. You'll Be More Thankful If You Stick To A Thanksgiving Budget. Here's How.

    Before buying your turkey and trimmings, plan and budget to keep costs under control.
  30. Lewis Ranieri

    Lewis Ranieri is a former bond trader and former vice chairman of Salomon Brothers who is credited with introducing securitization ...
  31. Loyalty Program

    Loyalty programs encourage shoppers to return to stores where they frequently make purchases.
  32. High-Yield Bond Spread

    A high yield bond spread is the percentage difference in current yields of various classes of high-yield bonds compared against ...
  33. Circular Flow Of Income

    The circular flow of income is a neoclassical economic model depicting how money flows through the economy.
  34. Satisficing

    Satisficing is decision-making strategy that aims for a satisfactory or adequate result, rather than the optimal solution.
  35. Fire Sale

    A fire sale consists of selling goods or assets at heavily discounted prices.
  36. What's the best-selling iPhone model of all time?

    The best-selling iPhone model remains the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6+, though they're now two generations old.
  37. MSCI Inc

    MSCI Inc is an investment research firm that provides indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools ...
  38. International Currency Exchange Rate

    An international currency exchange rate is the rate at which two currencies in the market can be exchanged.
  39. Russell 3000 Index

    A market capitalization weighted that seeks to track 3,000 of the largest U.S.-traded stocks
  40. Big Box Retailer

    A retail store that occupies an enormous amount of physical space and offers a variety of products to its customers.
  41. Market Perform

    Market perform is an investment rating used by analysts when the expectation for a given stock is that it will provide returns ...
  42. The Westeros Economy: A Financial FAQ for GoT Fans

    When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Fine. But what about every other working schmuck in Westeros who just ...
  43. Manipulation

    Manipulation is the act of artificially inflating or deflating the price of a security or otherwise influencing the behavior ...
  44. Toxic Assets

    Toxic assets are assets that become illiquid when the secondary market for buying and selling them disappears.
  45. Welfare State

    A Welfare State is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic ...
  46. Federal Reserve Bank

    The Federal Reserve Bank is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by the U.S. Congress in 1913 to provide ...
  47. Market Maven

    Market maven is slang term used to describe an investor who is "in-the-know", meaning that he or she is well-versed on the ...
  48. Skirt Length Theory

    The idea that skirt lengths are a predictor of the stock market direction. According to the theory, if skirts are short, ...
  49. Main Street

    Main Street is a colloquial term used to refer to individual investors, employees and the overall economy.
  50. Green Shoots

    Green Shoots is a term used to describe signs of economic recovery or positive data during an economic downturn.
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