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  1. Delisting

    Delisting is the removal of a listed security from a stock exchange.
  2. Social Capital

    Social capital is the economic resources obtained from interactions between businesses and individuals or networks of individuals.
  3. Chinese Wall

    Chinese wall is a term describing an ethical barrier within an organization that prevents communication that creates conflicts ...
  4. Clayton Antitrust Act

    The Clayton Antitrust Act is a U.S. amendment designed to promote business competition and prevent the formation of monopolies. ...
  5. Halo Effect

    The halo effect describes a consumer's bias toward a maker's products because of a favorable experience with their other ...
  6. AARP

    AARP is America's leading organization for people age fifty and older, providing member benefits, marketing services, and ...
  7. Receivership

    Receivership is a bankruptcy process where a legally appointed receiver is a custodian of a company's assets or business ...
  8. Unlevered Cost Of Capital

    Unlevered cost of capital is an evaluation of a capital project's potential costs, by measuring costs using a hypothetical ...
  9. Propco (Property Company)

    A propco is a subsidiary company that exists to hold or own a parent or operating company's income-generating real estate. ...
  10. Refinancing Risk

    Refinancing risk refers to the chance that a person or business is unable to access credit to replace an existing loan.
  11. Distress Cost

    Distress cost refers to the costs that a firm in financial distress faces beyond the cost of doing business, such as a higher ...
  12. Social Media Optimization (SMO)

    Social media optimization (SMO) is the use of social media networks to manage and grow an organization’s message and online ...
  13. Lean Enterprise

    Lean enterprise is a production and management philosophy that considers any part of the enterprise that does not add value ...
  14. Plant Patent

    A plant patent is an intellectual property right that protects a new and unique plant’s key characteristics from being copied, ...
  15. Nominal Gross Domestic Product

    Nominal gross domestic product measures the value of all finished goods and services produced by a country at their current ...
  16. Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

    Business continuity planning is the creation of a strategy to ensure that personnel and assets are protected and able to ...
  17. Brand Loyalty

    Brand loyalty is a consumer's dedication and commitment to a brand, product, or service.
  18. Utility

    Utility is an economic term referring to the total satisfaction received from consuming a good or service.
  19. Marginal Cost Of Production

    Marginal cost of production is the change in total cost that comes from making or producing one additional item.
  20. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

    Real gross domestic product is an inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced in ...
  21. Law Of Supply

    Law of supply is a microeconomic law, stating that, all other factors being equal, as the price of a good or service increases, ...
  22. Marginal Rate of Substitution

    The marginal rate of substitution is the amount of a good that a consumer is willing to give up for another good, as long ...
  23. Asset Condition Assessment

    An asset condition assessment is a report outlining how an organization can manage capital assets in order to improve its ...
  24. Social Networking Service (SNS)

    A social networking service (SNS) is an online vehicle for creating relationships with other people who share an interest, ...
  25. Subscription Agreement

    A subscription agreement is an application by an investor to join a limited partnership.
  26. Perceived Value

    Perceived value is the worth a customer ascribes to a product or service.
  27. Trademark

    A trademark is a recognizable insignia, phrase or symbol that denotes a specific product or service and legally differentiates ...
  28. Soft Sell

    Soft sell refers to an advertising and sales approach that features subtle language and a non-aggressive technique.
  29. Hard Sell

    Hard sell refers to an advertising or sales approach that features especially direct and insistent language.
  30. Small Business Administration - SBA

    The Small Business Administration is a U.S. government agency established to promote and strengthen the overall economy by ...
  31. Squeeze

    The term squeeze is used to describe many financial and business situations.
  32. Market Value

    Market value is the price an asset would get in the marketplace. Market value also refers to the market capitalization of ...
  33. Scarcity

    Scarcity refers to the basic economic problem, the gap between limited—that is, scarce—resources and theoretically limitless ...
  34. Reproduction Cost

    Reproduction cost refers to the costs involved with reproducing an asset or property with same specifications as insured ...
  35. Extra Expense Insurance

    Extra expense insurance provides funds for reasonable and necessary costs a business may incur in the event that business ...
  36. Extra-Contractual Obligations (ECO) Clause

    An extra-contractual obligations (ECO) clause in a reinsurance contract requires a reinsurer to pay for expenses imposed ...
  37. Marketing Mix

    The marketing mix, which focuses on product, price, placement, and promotion, create an effective marketing plan.
  38. Consider All of Your Assets When Making Decisions

    When making a decision that could affect your finances, it's important to consider your real-time, implied and potential ...
  39. Sherman Antitrust Act

    The Sherman Antitrust Act is landmark 1890 U.S. legislation which outlawed trusts — monopolies and cartels — to increase ...
  40. Duty of Care

    Duty of care is a fiduciary responsibility for company directors that requires them to make decisions in good faith and in ...
  41. Duty of Loyalty

    Duty of loyalty is a director's responsibility to act at all times in the best interests of their company.
  42. Self-Dealing

    Self-dealing is when a fiduciary acts in their own best interest in a transaction rather than in the best interest of their ...
  43. Macromarketing

    Macromarketing is the study of the effect that marketing policies and strategies have on the economy and society as a whole.
  44. Special Employer

    A special employer is an employer who receives an employee on loan from another business, and who is not the employee’s original ...
  45. Capital Stock Insurance Companies

    Capital stock insurance companies are companies that get their capital from stockholder contributions, in addition to other ...
  46. Additional Living Expense (ALE) Insurance

    Additional living expense insurance covers additional costs of living incurred by the policyholder if temporarily displaced ...
  47. Credibility Theory

    Credibility theory refers to tools, policies and procedures used by actuaries when examining data in order to estimate risk. ...
  48. Workers' Compensation Coverage A

    Workers' compensation coverage A protects employees and provides medical care, death, disability and rehab for workers injured ...
  49. Beta Risk

    Beta risk is the probability that a false null hypothesis will be accepted by a statistical test.
  50. Successive Periods

    Successive periods are periods of time that follow one another chronologically and which are linked together by a common ...
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Hot Definitions
  1. Initial Public Offering - IPO

    The first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by companies seeking the capital to expand ...
  2. Cost of Goods Sold - COGS

    Cost of goods sold (COGS) is the direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in a company.
  3. Profit and Loss Statement (P&L)

    A financial statement that summarizes the revenues, costs and expenses incurred during a specified period of time, usually ...
  4. Monte Carlo Simulation

    Monte Carlo simulations are used to model the probability of different outcomes in a process that cannot easily be predicted ...
  5. Price Elasticity of Demand

    Price elasticity of demand is a measure of the change in the quantity demanded or purchased of a product in relation to its ...
  6. Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.
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