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  1. Insurtech

    Insurtech refers to the use of technology innovations designed to squeeze out savings and efficiency from the current insurance ...
  2. Customer Information File (CIF)

    A Customer Information File (CIF) is a computerized file that stores all pertinent information about a bank customer's personal ...
  3. RAM Scraping Attack

    A RAM scraping attack is a type of malware intrusion of a point-of-sale computer that is designed to steal large pools of ...
  4. What are the different types of price discrimination and how are they used?

    Understand the difference between the three major types of price discrimination and how each is used in practical business ...
  5. The Top 5 IBM Shareholders

    Learn more about the largest stakeholders of IBM and the role they have played in the company's growth in the software and ...
  6. S-Score

    An S-Score is a numerical value that shows how consumers and investors feel about a company, stock, ETF, sector or index ...
  7. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    Health Insurance Portabiilty and Accountability ACT (HIPAA) was an act created by the U.S Congress in 1996 to protect privacy ...
  8. American Association Of Insurance Services (AAIS)

    The American Association of Insurance Services is an advisory organization that develops insurance policy forms and loss ...
  9. Development To Policyholder Surplus

    Development to policyholder surplus is the ratio of an insurer’s loss reserve development to its policyholders’ surplus. ...
  10. Nonadmitted Balance

    A non-admitted balance is an item on an insurer’s balance sheet that represents reinsured liabilities for which the reinsurer ...
  11. Brand Potential Index (BPI)

    The brand potential index (BPI) is the correlation between a brand's development index and its market development index for ...
  12. Apple App Store

    The Apple App Store is a digital distribution platform where customers can buy and download digital software and applications.
  13. Peak Pricing

    Peak pricing is a form of congestion pricing where customers pay an additional fee during periods of high demand.
  14. Runoff

    Runoff used to refer to the procedure of printing the end-of-day prices for every stock on an exchange onto ticker tape. ...
  15. Core Retail Sales

    Core retail sales refers to aggregate retail sales in the U.S. excluding automobile and gasoline sales, which are excluded ...
  16. Macroprudential Analysis

    Macroprudential analysis is a method of economic analysis that evaluates the health, soundness and vulnerabilities of a financial ...
  17. Intermarket Analysis

    Intermarket analysis looks at related asset classes or financial markets to determine their strength or weakness.
  18. Sine Wave

    A sine wave is a geometric waveform that oscillates (moves up, down or side-to-side) periodically, and is defined by the ...
  19. Core Durable Goods Orders

    Core durable goods orders refers to new orders for U.S. core durable goods, which are the total durable goods orders, excluding ...
  20. NY Empire State Index

    The NY Empire State Index is a seasonally adjusted index that tracks the results of the Empire State Manufacturing Survey. ...
  21. Doxing

    Doxing is the intentional act of publishing someone’s private, personal information or identity online without their permission. ...
  22. Noise

    In a broad analytical context, noise refers to information or activity that confuses or misrepresents genuine underlying ...
  23. GDP Gap

    GDP gap is the forfeited output of a country's economy resulting from the failure to create sufficient jobs for all those ...
  24. Search Cost

    Search cost is the time, energy and money expended by a consumer who is researching a product or service for purchase.
  25. Productivity And Costs

    Productivity and costs refers to an economic data set that measures future inflationary trends with two indicators.
  26. Flash Crash

    A flash crash is an event in electronic markets wherein the withdrawal of stock orders rapidly amplifies price declines. ...
  27. Kiosk

    A kiosk is a small, temporary, standalone booth used in high foot traffic areas for marketing purposes, usually manned by ...
  28. Basic Balance

    Basic balance is an economic measure for the balance of payments that combines the current account and capital account balances.
  29. Product Family

    A product family is a group of related goods manufactured by a single company.
  30. Average Cost Pricing Rule

    The average cost pricing rule is imposed on certain businesses to limit what they can charge consumers to costs required ...
  31. Mature Firm

    A mature firm is a company that is well-established in its industry, with a well-known product and loyal customer following ...
  32. Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

    The Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers measures the changes in the price of a basket of goods and services purchased ...
  33. Hierarchy-of-Effects Theory

    The hierarchy-of-effects theory is a model of how advertising influences a consumer's decision to purchase or not purchase ...
  34. Facebook Wants to Build Its Own Chips

    The social network’s recruitment of chip designers indicates that it is keen to follow in the footsteps of Apple and Google. ...
  35. Financialization

    Financialization refers to the increase in size and importance of a country's financial sector relative to its overall economy. ...
  36. Coopetition

    Coopetition happens when companies engage in both competition and cooperation to achieve some sort of mutual benefit.
  37. Mindshare

    Mindshare is a marketing term that describes the amount consumer awareness or popularity surrounding a particular product, ...
  38. Geo-Targeting

    Geo-targeting refers to the ability for advertisers to place their marketing materials in a specific region or locale.
  39. Top 10 Companies Owned by Amazon

    Learn about 10 of the most important companies that Amazon has acquired.
  40. Morgan Stanley Sets Stock Picks for the "Data Era"

    The brokerage firm predicted that a new, one-of-a-kind data-driven technology cycle will drive growth across the sector.
  41. Percentage Change

    Percentage change is a simple mathematical concept that represents the degree of change over time.
  42. Click-Through Rate (CTR)

    Click-through rate (CTR) is the percentage of individuals viewing a web page who click on a specific advertisement that appears ...
  43. Real Value

    Real value is nominal value adjusted for inflation.
  44. Distribution Management

    Distribution management refers to overseeing the movement of goods from supplier or manufacturer to point of sale.
  45. Consumerism

    Consumerism is the theory that a country that consumes goods and services in large quantities will be better off economically. ...
  46. Reddit Stops Accepting Bitcoin

    Reddit was among the first sites to begin accepting bitcoin. Now it has put a stop to the payment method on its site.
  47. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Economy

    A peer-to-peer economy is a decentralized model whereby two parties interact to buy or sell directly with each other, without ...
  48. Nielsen Corporation

    The Nielsen Corporation is a global provider of market research and analysis of media and viewer interaction.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Macromarketing

    Macromarketing is the study of the effect that marketing policies and strategies have on the economy and society as a whole.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Inflation

    Inflation is the rate at which prices for goods and services is rising and the worth of currency is dropping.
  2. Discount Rate

    Discount rate is the interest rate charged to commercial banks and other depository institutions for loans received from ...
  3. Economies of Scale

    Economies of scale refer to reduced costs per unit that arise from increased total output of a product. For example, a larger ...
  4. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets.
  5. Leverage

    Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate ...
  6. Financial Risk

    Financial risk is the possibility that shareholders will lose money when investing in a company if its cash flow fails to ...
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