Economics

  1. Presidential Election Cycle Theory

    The Presidential Election Cycle Theory states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  2. The Great Moderation

    The Great Moderation is the name given to the period of decreased macroeconomic volatility experienced in the United States ...
  3. Thomas Malthus

    Thomas Malthus was an 18th-century British philosopher and economist famous for his ideas about population growth.
  4. Shutdown Point

    A shutdown point is a point of operations where a company experiences no benefit for continuing operations or from shutting ...
  5. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

    Both accounts relate to the balance of payments of a nation: One considers goods and services currently produced, the other ...
  6. Market Value Added - MVA

    Market value added is a calculation that shows the difference between the market value of a company and the capital contributed ...
  7. Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

    The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, sponsored annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, has been held in Jackson ...
  8. Zacks Lifecycle Indexes

    The Zacks Lifecycle Indexes provide a benchmark for comparison of target date or lifecycle funds that dynamically change ...
  9. Bubblecovery

    Bubblecovery, a term coined by economic analyst Jesse Colombo, describes an asset bubble masquerading as an economic recovery ...
  10. Barefoot Pilgrim

    Barefoot pilgrim is a slang term for a novice investor who eschews stock research and carelessly takes on more risk than ...
  11. War Babies

    War babies are a name given to the stocks of companies that produce the majority of their revenues from war-time circumstances, ...
  12. ABA Bank Index

    The ABA Bank Index provides investors exposure to community banks and banking institutions through an index created to represent ...
  13. Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Fund Liquidity Facility - AMLF

    The Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Fund (AMLF) was a lending program created by the Federal Reserve Board during ...
  14. STOXX

    STOXX is a family of market indexes that are representative of the European and global markets.
  15. Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE)

    The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) is the former name for what became the Bursa Malaysia Exchange in 2004.
  16. Consumer Spending

    Consumer spending is the amount of money spent by households in an economy.
  17. Digital Transaction Management (DTM)

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

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

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

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

    Illiquid is the state of a security or other asset that cannot quickly and easily be sold or exchanged for cash without a ...
  22. ETF Sponsor

    An ETF sponsor is a fund manager or financial company in charge of creating and administering an exchange-traded fund.
  23. Normative Economics

    Normative economics is a perspective of "what ought to be" rather than what actually is, dealing heavily in value judgments ...
  24. Reconstitution

    Reconstitution describes the re-evaluation of a market index, leading to the addition or removal of stocks.
  25. Investment Counsel Association Of America - ICAA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Reinvestment risk is the probability that an investor will be unable to reinvest cash flows at a rate comparable to the current ...
  36. Good Delivery

    Good delivery occurs when a security's transfer is unhindered by restrictions or other issues that would prevent its delivery ...
  37. Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines (TIMP)

    TIMP stands for Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines. It groups emerging market economies in similar states of economic ...
  38. Workout Market

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

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

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

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

    Municipal inflation-linked securities are investment vehicles issued by various levels of governments that protect returns ...
  43. 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. ...
  44. Gulf Tiger

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

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

    The Turkmenistan Manat (TMT) is the official currency of the country of Turkmenistan.
  47. 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 ...
  48. KZT (Kazakhstan Tenge)

    KZT is an abbreviation for the Kazakhstan tenge (KZT), the currency of Kazakhstan.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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