Economics

  1. Scale Out

    The process of selling portions of total held shares while the price increases. To scale out (or scaling out) means to get ...
  2. Samurai Market

    A slang term for the stock market in Japan. Samurai market is usually used buy non-residents of Japan, with a reference to ...
  3. Yankee Market

    A slang term for the stock market in the United States. Yankee market is usually used buy non-U.S. residents and refers to ...
  4. SEC Form S-4

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by a publically traded company that is used to register any material ...
  5. SEC Form S-6

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which unit investment trusts use to register securities they ...
  6. SEC Form S-8

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that is used by a publically traded company to register securities ...
  7. SEC Form S-11

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that is used to register securities that are issued by real estate ...
  8. Dummy CUSIP Number

    A temporary identification number attached to a security by a company until the official CUSIP number is assigned. Committee ...
  9. Curbs Out

    A term used in investing to signify when trading curbs are no longer active. Curbs are temporary limitations or restrictions ...
  10. Curbs In

    A term used in investing to signify when trading curbs are active. Curbs are temporary limitations or restrictions on the ...
  11. Dow Jones U.S. Market Index

    A market-capitalization-weighted index maintained by Dow Jones Indexes providing broad-based coverage of the U.S. stock market. ...
  12. Russell 3000 Value Index

    A market-capitalization weighted equity index maintained by the Russell Investment Group and based on the Russell 3000 Index, ...
  13. S&P 500/Citigroup Value Index

    A market-capitalization-weighted index developed by Standard and Poor's consisting of those stocks within the S&P 50 ...
  14. Zacks Lifecycle Indexes

    A series of indexes developed by Zacks Investment Research, Inc., to provide a benchmark for the lifecycle of target-date ...
  15. Little Board

    A slang term primarily referring to the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). It can also describe any exchange that is not the ...
  16. Market Proxy

    A broad representation of the overall market. A market proxy is chosen and used to simplify studies that require a market ...
  17. Laggard

    A stock or security that is underperforming. A laggard will have lower-than-average returns compared to the market. A laggard ...
  18. ATS (Austrian Schilling)

    The currency abbreviation, or currency symbol, for the Austrian schilling (ATS), the currency for Austria from 1924 to 1938 ...
  19. SKK (Slovak Koruna)

    The currency abbreviation for the Slovak koruna (SKK), the currency for Slovakia from February 8, 1993, to January 1, 20 ...
  20. Market Performance Committee

    A committee, consisting of members and allied members of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) who monitor the specialists' ...
  21. Frontier Markets

    Less advanced capital markets from the developing world. Frontier markets are countries with investable stock markets that ...
  22. MSCI EMU Index

    A market capitalization weighted index maintained by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). The MSCI EMU Index measures ...
  23. Hedonic Treadmill

    The tendency of a person to remain at a relatively stable level of happiness despite a change in fortune or the achievement ...
  24. Commuting Expenses

    Expenses that are incurred as a result of the taxpayer's regular means of getting back and forth to his or her place of employment. ...
  25. Mountain Range Options

    A family of exotic options based on multiple underlying securities. Mountain range options were first created by French securities ...
  26. Annapurna Option

    A form of option contract from the "mountain range" series of exotic options. Annapurna options offer a combination of a ...
  27. Severance Package

    A bundle of pay and benefits offered to an employee upon being laid off from a company. The receipt of a severance package ...
  28. Atlas Options

    An equity-based exotic option from the family of mountain range options. Atlas options have a payout that is based on the ...
  29. Macroprudential Analysis

    A method of economic analysis that evaluates the health, soundness and vulnerabilities of a financial system. Macroprudential ...
  30. Protest Divestment

    The intentional selling of stock or other assets on a large scale to create financial pressure on a corporation or government ...
  31. Everest Option

    A type of exotic equity option belonging to a class known as mountain range options. The value of an Everest option is based ...
  32. Himalayan Option

    An exotic equity option belonging to a class known as mountain range options. Himalayan options are based on a basket of ...
  33. K-Percent Rule

    A theory of macroeconomic money-supply growth first postulated by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. The theory ...
  34. Suspicious Activity Report - SAR

    One of the tools provided under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) as a way of monitoring suspicious activities that would not ordinarily ...
  35. Unsold Inventory Index

    A monthly statistic released nationally that details the number of unsold homes expressed in the time (in months) it would ...
  36. Banking And Securities Industry Committee - BASIC

    A committee established in 1970 to standardize, automate and streamline stock certificate and options processing. The Banking ...
  37. Batch Header Record

    A standard record of information regarding the transfer of a group of data (a batch), usually within the banking field. The ...
  38. Take A Report

    A slang phrase signifying that an individual's trade order has been executed. "Take a report" is also trader slang for "get ...
  39. Anticipated Interest

    The amount of interest that a savings vehicle will accrue by some future date, assuming there are no deposits or withdrawals ...
  40. Bank Rate Monitor Index

    An index of money market interest rates paid on deposits at 100 banks in the United States. The index is comprised of the ...
  41. Standard Of Living Bubble

    The concept of consumers living beyond their means for an extended period of time. The notion of a standard of living bubble ...
  42. Associate Bank

    A bank that is affiliated, usually through membership, in a regional or national organization, such as a clearing house, an ...
  43. Authorized Investment

    Dictated by state laws or by trust instruments designed to restrict the kinds and amounts of investments allowed within a ...
  44. Average Daily Float

    1. The dollar amount of checks or other negotiable instruments that are in the process of collection over a certain period, ...
  45. Recessionista

    A person who is able to remain stylish during times of economic hardship. A recessionista can shop on a limited budget and ...
  46. Layaway

    A purchasing method that allows a consumer to put a product on hold by placing a deposit on the item. Layaway allows the ...
  47. Cramdown

    A bankruptcy concept that is often employed to obtain a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan while there are still objections ...
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