Economics

  1. Digital Transaction Management (DTM)

    Digital Transaction Management (DTM) uses computer systems rather than paper to manage business agreements in a way that ...
  2. Hidden Taxes

    Hidden taxes are taxes indirectly assessed on consumer goods ranging from cigarettes to cable bills without the consumer ...
  3. First-Year Allowance

    The first-year allowance is a tax allowance permitting UK corporations to deduct capital expenditures during the year the ...
  4. Trimmed Mean

    A trimmed mean is a method of averaging that removes a small percentage of the largest and smallest values before calculating ...
  5. Illiquid

    Illiquid is the state of a security or other asset that cannot quickly and easily be sold or exchanged for cash without a ...
  6. Normative Economics

    Normative economics is a perspective of "what ought to be" rather than what actually is, dealing heavily in value judgments ...
  7. Investment Counsel Association Of America - ICAA

    The Investment Counsel Association of America non-profit group represents investment advisors to regulators, like the Securities ...
  8. Stabilization Policy

    A stabilization policy is a strategy designed to keep economic growth, price levels, and unemployment stable.
  9. Issued Shares

    Issued shares are the number of authorized shares sold to and held by the shareholders of a company.
  10. Paradox Of Thrift

    The paradox of thrift posits that individual savings rather than spending can worsen a recession or that individual saving ...
  11. Behavioral Finance

    Behavioral finance is a field of finance that proposes psychology-based theories to explain stock market anomalies.
  12. Market Segmentation Theory

    Market segmentation theory posits that there is no relationship between long and short-term interest rates.
  13. LAK (Lao Kip)

    The LAK is an abbreviation or currency symbol for the Lao kip (LAK), the currency of Laos.
  14. Risk Assessment

    Risk assessment is the process of identifying hazards and determining the likelihood of their occurrence.
  15. Merger Arbitrage

    Merger arbitrage involves simultaneously purchasing and selling the stocks of two merging companies to create "riskless" ...
  16. Waterfall Payment

    A waterfall payment is a scheme whereby higher-tiered creditors first receive interest and principal payments, while lower-tiered ...
  17. Reinvestment Risk

    Reinvestment risk is the probability that an investor will be unable to reinvest cash flows at a rate comparable to the current ...
  18. Workout Market

    A workout market is a market maker prediction as to the trading price range a security will occupy within a reasonable period ...
  19. Harmless Warrant

    A harmless warrant is a warrant that requires the holder to surrender a similar bond when purchasing a new fixed-income instrument. ...
  20. GMD

    The GMD is an abbreviation for the Gambian dalasi, the official currency of the West African country of Gambia.
  21. Stockbroker

    A stockbroker is an agent or firm that charges a fee or commission for executing buy and sell orders submitted by an investor. ...
  22. Municipal Inflation-Linked Securities

    Municipal inflation-linked securities are investment vehicles issued by various levels of governments that protect returns ...
  23. KYD (Cayman Islands Dollar)

    The KYD is a currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the Cayman Islands dollar (KYD), the currency for the Cayman Islands. ...
  24. Gulf Tiger

    Gulf Tiger is a colloquial term sometimes used to refer to Dubai, which is a Middle Eastern city.
  25. LBP (Lebanese Pound)

    The LBP is an abbreviation for the Lebanese pound (LBP), the currency for Lebanon.
  26. Turkmenistan Manat- TMT

    The Turkmenistan Manat (TMT) is the official currency of the country of Turkmenistan.
  27. VUV (Vanuatu Vatu)

    VUV is an abbreviation for the Vanuatu vatu, the currency for Vanuatu. The Vanuatu vatu has no subunit, and is often represented ...
  28. KZT (Kazakhstan Tenge)

    KZT is an abbreviation for the Kazakhstan tenge (KZT), the currency of Kazakhstan.
  29. Five Hundred Dollar Rule

    The five hundred dollar rule is a regulation that prevents a bank or firm from liquidating a client's account to cover a ...
  30. Luxury Automobile Limitations

    Luxury Automobile Limitations is the annual limit on the amount of depreciation that can be taken on a luxury car used for ...
  31. Ontario Securities Commission - OSC

    The Ontario Securities Commission is the regulatory body charged with enforcing securities laws in the Canadian province ...
  32. Bear Position

    Bear position is a term representing a short position applied to a financial security.
  33. Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF)

    The Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) is U.S. Treasury funds of USD, foreign currency, and special drawing rights funds for ...
  34. The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

    The Government Pension Investment Fund is the pension fund for Japanese public employees.
  35. Pension Plan Administrator

    A pension plan administrator manages the day-to-day affairs and the strategic decisions involved with a group's pension fund/plan. ...
  36. Registered Pension Plan (RPP)

    A registered pension plan is a form of trust that provides pension benefits for an employee of a company upon retirement.
  37. Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

    The Canada Pension Plan is one of three levels of Canada's retirement income system, which is responsible for paying retirement ...
  38. Pension Pillar

    A pension pillar is one of five pension formats established by the World Bank, which has since been adopted by many economically ...
  39. Labor Theory Of Value

    The labor theory of value (LTV) was an early attempt by economists to explain why goods were exchanged for certain relative ...
  40. Federal Discount Rate

    The federal discount rate allows the central bank to control the supply of money and is used to assure stability in the financial ...
  41. Downside Risk

    Downside risk is an estimate of a security's potential to suffer a drop in value if the market conditions change.
  42. Liquidity Preference Theory

    Liquidity preference theory deals with how people value cash relative to receiving interest over varying lengths of time.
  43. Price-Taker

    A price-taker is an individual or company that must accept prevailing prices in a market, lacking the market share to influence ...
  44. Turtle

    Turtle is a nickname given to a group of traders who were part of a 1983 experiment run by two famous commodity traders, ...
  45. Turnaround

    A turnaround is the financial recovery of a company or a country's economy that had been performing poorly for an extended ...
  46. Pyramid Scheme

    A pyramid scheme is an illegal investment scam based on a hierarchical setup that pays members higher up in the structure ...
  47. Input-Output Analysis

    Input-output analysis refers to the study of the particular effects that different sectors have on the economy as a whole, ...
  48. Nominal

    Nominal refers to an unadjusted rate, value or change in value. It may also refer to a very small value or cost.
  49. Economic Rent

    An excess payment made to or for a factor of production over and above the amount expected by its owner.
  50. Real Option

    Real options can include opportunities to expand and cease projects. They are referred to as "real" because they usually ...
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