Economics

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  1. Event Risk

    An event risk is the possibility that an unforeseen event will negatively affect a company, industry or security.
  2. Offering Circular

    An offering circular is a prospectus for a new security listing.
  3. Mainstream Economics

    Mainstream economics is a term used to describe schools of economic thought considered orthodox.
  4. Vasicek Interest Rate Model

    The Vasicek interest rate model predicts interest rate movement based on market risk, time and long-term equilibrium interest ...
  5. The Roles of Traders and Investors

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  6. Speculative Bubble

    A speculative bubble is a spike in asset values within a particular industry, commodity or asset class fueled by speculation ...
  7. Allocational Efficiency

    Allocational efficiency is a characteristic of an efficient market in which capital is allocated in a way that is most beneficial ...
  8. Retail Sales

    Retail sales are an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically calculated for an ...
  9. Negative Growth

    Negative growth is a contraction in a country's economy as evidenced by a decrease in its gross domestic product (GDP) during ...
  10. Debt Ceiling

    The debt ceiling is a limit that Congress imposes on the amount of debt the the federal government can carry at any time. ...
  11. Ceding Company

    A ceding company is an insurance company that passes a part or all of its risks from its insurance policy portfolio to a ...
  12. FDIC Improvement Act (FDICIA)

    The FDIC Improvement Act was passed in 1991 in response to the savings and loan crisis and fortified the FDIC's role and ...
  13. Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  14. Underwriting Expenses

    Underwriting expenses are costs and expenditures associated with underwriting activity.
  15. Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

    Long-term care insurance coverage provides for the care of people over age 65 or with a chronic or disabling condition that ...
  16. Rule 10b-6

    Rule 10b-6 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prohibits the purchase of stock by an issuer when the stock has ...
  17. Cyclical Stock

    Cyclical stock are securities whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy due to consumer buying power.
  18. External Economies Of Scale

    External economies of scale are the lowering of a firm's costs due to external factors that are outside the control of an ...
  19. Hazard Rate

    The hazard rate is the rate of death for an item of a given age (x). Part of the hazard function, it determines the chances ...
  20. Complement

    A complement is a good or service that is used in conjunction with another good or service, typically, for greater value. ...
  21. Unit Sales

    Unit sales are a measure of the total sales that a firm earns in a given reporting period, as expressed on a per unit of ...
  22. Basket Of Goods

    A basket of goods is a fixed set of consumer products and services valued on an annual basis and used to calculate the consumer ...
  23. Auction Market

    An auction market is one where buyers and sellers enter competitive offers at the same time; matching bids and offers are ...
  24. Knowledge Economy

    The knowledge economy is a system of consumption and production based on intellectual capital.
  25. Market Dynamics

    Market dynamics are the pricing signals that are created as a result of changing supply and demand levels of products and ...
  26. Basic Materials Sector

    The basic materials sector is a category of stocks for companies involved in the discovery, development and processing of ...
  27. Classical Economics

    Classical economics refers to a body of work on market theories and economic growth that emerged during the 18th and 19th ...
  28. Nominal Effective Exchange Rate - NEER

    Nominal Effective Exchange Rate (NEER) is the unadjusted weighted average value of a currency relative to other major currencies ...
  29. Customer To Customer (C2C)

    Customer to customer (C2C) describes a business model where customers trade with each other, for example, in auctions and ...
  30. Undersubscribed

    Undersubscribed is a situation in which demand for IPO securities is less than the number of shares issued, also known as ...
  31. Cost Of Tender

    Cost of tender is the total charges associated with the delivery and certification of commodities underlying a futures contract.
  32. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

    National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is a national organization whose main goal is to protect the interests ...
  33. Austerity

    Austerity is defined as a state of reduced spending and increased frugality.
  34. Disinflation

    Disinflation is a short term slow down in the rate of price inflation.
  35. Exchange Control

    Exchange controls are governmental restrictions imposed on the purchase and/or sale of currencies.
  36. Wage Push Inflation

    Wage push inflation is a general increase in the cost of goods that is preceded by and results from an increase in wages. ...
  37. State Street's Jim Ross Busts ETFs' Biggest Myths

    State Street's Jim Ross, creator of SPY, on the biggest misconceptions around ETFs.
  38. Trend

    The trend is the general direction of a market or of the price of a security.
  39. True Cost Economics

    True cost economics is an economic model that seeks to include the cost of negative externalities into the pricing of goods ...
  40. Advance/Decline Line - A/D

    The Advance/Decline Line (A/D) is a technical indicator that plots changes in the value of the advance-decline index over ...
  41. Usance

    In international trade, usance is the allowable period of time, permitted by custom, between the date of bill and its payment. ...
  42. Sector Analysis

    Sector analysis is an assessment of the economic and financial condition and prospects of a given sector of the economy. ...
  43. Tuck-In Acquisition

    A tuck-in acquisition involves a larger company completely absorbing a smaller company and integrating it into the acquirer's ...
  44. Capital Risk

    Capital risk is the potential of loss of part or all of an investment.
  45. Bucket

    Bucket has various meanings in business and finance related to the grouping of assets.
  46. Swap Dealer

    A swap dealer is an individual who acts as the counterparty in a swap agreement for a fee called a spread.
  47. Monetary Theory

    Monetary theory is a set of ideas about how changes in the money supply impact levels of economic activity.
  48. Hammer Clause

    A hammer clause is an insurance policy clause that allows an insurer to compel the insured to settle a claim.
  49. Surrender Period

    The surrender period is the amount of time an investor must wait until he or she can withdraw funds from an annuity without ...
  50. Lead Underwriter

    A lead underwriter is usually an investment bank that organizes an IPO or a secondary offering for companies that are already ...
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