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Aggregate Demand
Aggregate demand is the total demand in an economy for  more...
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Aggregate Demand Curve
The aggregate demand curve is a concept from neoclassical microeconomics  more...
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Aggregate Supply
Aggregate supply is the total supply in an economy for  more...
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Aggregate Supply Curve
The aggregate supply curve is a concept from economics that  more...
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Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan is a former Chairman of the United States  more...
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American Jobs Creation Act Of 2004
The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 implemented a range  more...
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Annual Percentage Rate
An annual percentage rate, often referred to by its acronym  more...
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Antitrust Laws
Antitrust laws are regulations enacted at the state and federal  more...
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Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Arbitrage pricing theory (APT) posits that investors can predict the  more...
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Baby Boomer
In the United States, a baby boomer refers to anyone  more...
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Back Door Financing
Back door financing is a method used by U.S. government  more...
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Balanced Budget
A balanced budget is a budget in which income equals  more...
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Base Interest Rate
The base interest rate is the lowest interest rate that  more...
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Basis Point
Yields on fixed-income securities fluctuate regularly, but may change only  more...
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Basis Points
Basis points are the number of points often used to  more...
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Bear
Bears are market participants who expect the market to decline.  more...
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Bear Market
A bear market is a market in which prices decline  more...
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Bear Trap
A bear trap occurs when a declining market reverses direction,  more...
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Behavioral Finance
Behavioral finance integrates ideas from the fields of individual and  more...
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Beige Book
The Beige Book is a "Summary of Commentary on Current  more...
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Benchmark
A benchmark is a security or index against which the  more...
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Benchmark Interest Rate
The benchmark interest rate is the lowest interest rate that  more...
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Blue-Collar
Blue-collar is a workplace designation that defines an employee who  more...
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Board of Governors
A Board of Governors is the collective name given to  more...
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Book-to Ratio
The book-to-bill ratio measures the relationship between orders received and  more...
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Bookings
Although the term bookings has multiple meanings, in the financial  more...
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Boom
A boom refers to a rising financial market. Another term  more...
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Bourse
A bourse is a European financial market. Based on  more...
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Business Day
The business day is defined as any of the days  more...
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Business Model
A business model is the way or ways that a  more...
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Business Plan
A business plan defines a business and its goals.  more...
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Buyer's Market
A buyer's market is any market in which there are  more...
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Canadian Dollar
The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. Canada  more...
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Capacity Utilization Rate
The capacity utilization rate is the value of production capacity  more...
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Capex
Capex, an abbreviated word that signifies "capital expenditures," capex is  more...
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Capitalism
Capitalism is a market-driven economy, characterized by private ownership and  more...
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Cash Cow
A cash cow represents the division of a company that  more...
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Cash Flow
Cash flow is a company's net inflow or outflow of  more...
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Central Bank
A central bank is fundamentally a chief bank of a  more...
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CEO
CEO or chief executive officer is a bureaucratic position that  more...
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CFO
CFO, or Chief Financial Officer, is senior corporate officer with  more...
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Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of the Board is a senior corporate figure  more...
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Chapter 11
Chapter 11 is a section of the US Bankruptcy Reform  more...
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Chapter 13
Chapter 13 is a provision in U.S. bankruptcy law under  more...
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Chapter 7
Chapter 7 is a section of the US Bankruptcy Code  more...
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Charge Card
A charge card is the physical card that records an  more...
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Chasing the Market
An investor who is chasing the market purchases securities after  more...
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Chief Operating Officer
A chief operating officer is an executive who is responsible  more...
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Churn Rate
Churn rate is a measure of customer attrition. The  more...
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Circuit Breaker
The stock market circuit breaker has the same purpose as  more...
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Coincident Indicator
A coincident indicator is an economic indicator that measures the  more...
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COLA
COLA, or cost-of-living adjustment, is an act of adjusting wages  more...
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Command Economy
A command economy, also called planned economy, is directly controlled  more...
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Confidence Indicator
A confidence indicator gauges the optimism of a group of  more...
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Consensus Forecast
A consensus forecast aggregates the estimates of security analysts of  more...
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Consensus Recommendation
The consensus recommendation is an average of analyst ratings on  more...
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Constant Dollar GDP
Constant dollar GDP is gross domestic product adjusted for price  more...
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Constant Dollars
Constant dollars are dollars that have been adjusted for the  more...
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Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence is an attempt to measure the public's perception  more...
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Consumer Confidence Index
The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) gauges the level of optimism  more...
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Consumer Durables
In US macroeconomic statistics, consumer durables are those durable goods  more...
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Consumer Goods
In economics, consumer goods are new items intended for sale  more...
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Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index, also known as the CPI, is  more...
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Consumption Tax
A consumption tax is a charge levied on spending for  more...
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Contrarian
Simply put, a contrarian is an investor who makes investments  more...
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COO
COO, or Chief Operating Officer, is a member of upper  more...
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Cost-of Index
A cost-of-living index measures the changes of prices consumers pay  more...
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Cottage Industry
A cottage industry is a system of production which takes  more...
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Council of Economic Advisers
The Council of Economic Advisers is a panel that provides  more...
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Countercyclical
A trend is countercyclical if it moves in the opposite  more...
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CPI
CPI is the common abbreviation for the Consumer Price Index,  more...
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Crash of 1929
The Crash of 1929 took place from September through November  more...
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Crash of 1987
The Crash of 1987, Black Monday, took place on October  more...
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Credit Crunch
A credit crunch happens when banks are reluctant to loan  more...
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CSO
CSO is an abbreviation for Chief Security Officer. A  more...
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Current Dollars
Current dollars (also known as "nominal dollars") are dollars in  more...
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Cycle
A cycle is a recurring pattern, usually wavelike. In  more...
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Cyclical
When entire industries and the companies within them are characterized  more...
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Cyclical Stock
A cyclical stock is one whose profits are highly correlated  more...
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Debt Consolidation
Debt consolidation is the replacement of several small debts with  more...
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Debt Market
The debt market is the market for trading debt securities.  more...
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Debt Service
Debt service refers to the series of payments of principal  more...
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Deficit
Deficit is an economic condition in which spending exceeds income.  more...
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Deficit Spending
Deficit spending represents an overload of government expenditures over government  more...
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Deflation
Deflation is a broad decline in prices. Deflation occurs when  more...
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Deflator
A deflator is used to convert current dollars into dollars  more...
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Delayed Opening
A delayed opening is the intentional postponement of the opening  more...
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Deleveraging
Deleveraging is the unwinding of debt. Companies use leveraging  more...
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Demand
Demand is an economic measure, which expresses a desire, as  more...
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Demand Curve
Demand curve is a graphic representation of the demand schedule  more...
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Demand Elasticity
Demand elasticity, also known as price elasticity of demand, is  more...
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Demographics
Demographics is the classification of populations, especially consumers, by various  more...
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Depressed Market
A depressed market occurs when supply overtakes demand, resulting in  more...
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Depression
In economics, a severe and prolonged recession is sometimes called  more...
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Deregulation
Deregulation is an act by which the government regulation of  more...
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Diminishing Return
Diminishing return, or the law of diminishing return, is an  more...
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Disinflation
Disinflation occurs when the overall rate of inflation decreases over  more...
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Disposable Income
Disposable income is money that can be spent, saved, invested  more...
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Dot-Com
Dot-com is an epithet for an Internet based company. A  more...
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Downsizing
Downsizing is a cutback in a company's operations and usually  more...
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Downtrend
A downtrend refers to declining prices. A downtrend can  more...
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Downturn
A downturn is a worsening of business or economic activity.  more...
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Durable Goods
In US macroeconomic statistics, durable goods are arbitrarily defined as  more...
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Durable Goods Orders
The durable goods orders report is issued monthly by the  more...
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Econometrics
Econometrics literally means "to measure economy". Thus, econometrics is a  more...
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Economic Cycle
The economic cycle is the periodic fluctuation of the economy  more...
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Economist
An economist is a professional in the field of economics,  more...
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Economy of Scale
Economy of scale (or economies of scale) fundamentally constitutes the  more...
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Efficient Market Theory
Developed by University of Chicago professor Eugen Fama in the  more...
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Embargo
In international commerce, an embargo is a government-mandated sanction that  more...
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Emerging Market
Emerging market, or emerging economy, is market with a relatively  more...
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Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is a constitutional provision, through which the government  more...
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Employment Cost Index
The Employment Cost Index, or ECI, is a quantitative measure  more...
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Enterprise Zone
Enterprise zone is a specially designated area within which businesses  more...
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Entitlements
Entitlements are government benefits provided by law to eligible individuals.  more...
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Entrepreneur
An entrepreneur is someone who attempts to create a new  more...
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EU
The EU, or European Union, is an inter-governmental, supranational organization  more...
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Eurodollars
Eurodollars are large US Dollar deposits that are made in  more...
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European Community
The European Community is a confederation of European nations which  more...
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FDIC
The FDIC, or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is an independent  more...
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Fed Chairman
The Fed Chairman is the Chairman of the Board of  more...
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Fed Funds Rate
The Federal Reserve Board has the power to influence the  more...
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Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank is a federal entity that performs  more...
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Federal Reserve Board
The Federal Reserve Board is the Board of Governors of  more...
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Federal Reserve Discount Rate
The Federal Reserve discount rate is the interest rate charged  more...
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Federal Reserve Requirement
The federal reserve requirement is the amount of liquid assets  more...
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Federal Reserve System
In the United States, the Federal Reserve System was established  more...
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Fiat Money
Fiat money is currency that cannot be redeemed for a  more...
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Flat Tax
A flat tax system has a fixed tax rate regardless  more...
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Flight to Quality
Flight to quality refers to investors moving investments into low-risk  more...
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Fortune 500
The Fortune 500 is a prestigious list of companies published  more...
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GDP
In economics, GDP means Gross Domestic Product. GDP is  more...
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GDP Implicit Price Deflator
The GDP implicit price deflator measures the level of price  more...
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Globalization
In business, globalization is a term used to describe the  more...
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Goldilocks Economy
The term Goldilocks economy refers to an economy that's not  more...
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Great Depression
The Great Depression was the longest and most severe business  more...
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Hyperinflation
Hyperinflation is the extremely rapid escalation of prices (typically more  more...
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IMF
The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, was conceived at the  more...
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Incubator
An incubator is an organization that helps a start-up business  more...
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Inefficient Market
An inefficient market is one in which assets are underpriced  more...
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Inflation
Inflation is a broad increase in prices. In practical terms,  more...
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Inflation Rate
The inflation rate is the increase in prices for a  more...
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Interbank Market
The interbank market refers to the market where banks make  more...
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International Fund
An international fund is a mutual fund that invests in  more...
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Invisible Hand
Adam Smith coined the phrase invisible hand in his 1776  more...
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Japan Inc.
Japan Inc. is a term that emphasizes Japan's traditional, highly  more...
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Jarrow Turnbull Model
The Jarrow Turnbull Model is a model used to analyze  more...
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Java
Java is a technology that was developed by Sun Microsystems  more...
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Jekyll and Hyde
The term "Jekyll and Hyde" is a metaphor for internal  more...
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JIC
JIC, which stands for "just in case," is a strategy  more...
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JIT
JIT, or "just in time," is a strategy used in  more...
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Job and Growth Tax Relief Act of 2003
The Job and Growth Tax Relief Act of 2003 was  more...
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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey is a government  more...
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Jobs Growth
Jobs growth is the number of jobs added to the  more...
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JOD
JOD is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Jordanian Dinar  more...
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JOLTS
JOLTS is the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey produced  more...
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JPY
JPY is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Japanese Yen  more...
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Just In Case
Just-in-case or JIC is an inventory management strategy where companies  more...
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Just-in
Just-in-time is an inventory system where raw materials are delivered  more...
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Kangaroos
Kangaroos are Australian stocks. They are so-named because of the  more...
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Keiretsu
A keiretsu is a group of closely related Japanese companies,  more...
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KES
KES is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Kenya Shilling  more...
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Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators or KPI are financial and non-financial metrics  more...
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Keynesian Economics
Keynesian economics, also called Keynesianism, is named for economist John  more...
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KHR
KHR is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Cambodian Riel  more...
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Kicking the Tires
Kicking the Tires is a slang term referring to the  more...
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Kiwi
The Kiwi is the common term used for the New  more...
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KMF
KMF is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Comoros Franc  more...
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Kondratiev Wave
Russian economist Nikolai Kondratiev theorized that capitalist economies move in  more...
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Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes
The Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes refers to several indicators  more...
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KOSPI
KOSPI is the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (or Indexes).  more...
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KPW
In currencies, KPW is the abbreviation for the North Korean  more...
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Krugerrand
A krugerrand is a gold coin minted by the Republic  more...
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KRW
KRW is the three-character currency abbreviation for the South Korean  more...
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Labor Force
In macroeconomic statistics, the labor force is the sum of  more...
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Labor Relations
Labor relations can refer broadly to any dealings between management  more...
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Laissez-Faire
Literally, laissez-faire is French for "let it be." More usefully,  more...
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Leading Indicator
A leading indicator is a statistic that predicts trends in  more...
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Legal Monopoly
A legal monopoly is a monopoly that has been specifically  more...
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Legal Tender
In law, legal tender is payment that by statute must  more...
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Legislative Risk
Legislative risk is the potential of sustaining a loss on  more...
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Lender of Last Resort
A lender of last resort is a financial institution, such  more...
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LIBOR
LIBOR stands for London Interbank Offered Rate. The British  more...
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Limited Liability Company
A limited liability company (LLC) is a corporate arrangement that  more...
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Limited Liability Partnership
A limited liability partnership is a form of joint corporate  more...
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Line of Credit
A line of credit, also called a credit line, is  more...
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M1
In the US, M1 is a narrow measure of the  more...
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M2
In the US, M2 is a broad measure of the  more...
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M3
In the US, M3 is a very broad measure of  more...
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Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior of the overall  more...
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Market Economy
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Market Inefficiency
Market inefficiency is a condition that occurs when current prices  more...
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Market Maker
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Market Share
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Median
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Mexican Peso
The Mexican peso is the currency of Mexico. MXN  more...
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Microeconomics
Microeconomics is the branch of economics that deals with individuals,  more...
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Misery Index
The misery index is the unemployment rate plus the inflation  more...
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Monetary Policy
Monetary policy is the management of a nation's money supply  more...
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Money Flow
Money flow is a tool used by technical analysts to  more...
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Money Supply
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Monopoly
A monopoly is when one company dominates the market for  more...
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Multiplier
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Multiplier Effect
The multiplier effect describes how an increase in some economic  more...
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NAFTA
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is a comprehensive free  more...
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Natural Resources
Natural resources are naturally occurring features or characteristics of the  more...
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Nifty Fifty
The Nifty Fifty were fifty blue chip stocks that enjoyed  more...
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Nonfarm Payrolls
Nonfarm payrolls represent the total number of US employees on  more...
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Notary Public
A notary public (also called a notary, or public notary)  more...
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OECD
The OECD, or Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is  more...
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OPEC
OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.  more...
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Organized Labor
Organized labor is the labor union movement. The origins of  more...
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Outsourcing
Outsourcing is the practice of companies transferring work to outside  more...
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Pacific Rim
The Pacific Rim is a geographic concept that encompasses  more...
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Patent Pending
In the US, the phrase patent pending indicates that a  more...
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Per Capita Income
Per capita income is the average income for each person  more...
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Personal Consumption Expenditures
Personal consumption expenditures, also known as PCE, are all funds  more...
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Pink Sheets
The Pink Sheets is an electronic quotation system that provides  more...
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Pound
The pound is a unit of currency. The pound,  more...
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Pre-Existing Conditions
Pre-existing conditions are medical conditions or diseases that existed before  more...
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Price Fixing
Price fixing is an agreement by multiple competitors to set,  more...
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Producer Price Index
The Producer Price Index (PPI) comprises a group of  more...
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Public Domain
In law, to say a piece of knowledge, invention, or  more...
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Purchasing Power Parity
Purchasing power parity calculates exchange rates in terms of how  more...
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Pyramid Scheme
A pyramid scheme is an illegal "investment" in which vested  more...
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Quality Assurance
Quality assurance encompasses all planned and systematic actions and programs  more...
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Raise
A raise is an increase in one's salary, wages, commissions,  more...
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Reaganomics
Reaganomics refers to the economic policies associated with former president  more...
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Real GDP
Real GDP is gross domestic product in constant dollars. In  more...
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Real Interest Rate
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Real Wages
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Recall
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Recession
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Red Chip
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Registered Education Savings Plan
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Research and Development
Research and development is a phrase used to describe the  more...
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Reserve Requirement
The reserve requirement is the fraction of deposits that a  more...
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Retainer
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Run On The Bank
A run on the bank occurs when customers/institutions panic and  more...
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Rupee
The rupee is a unit of currency. The rupee  more...
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Rust Belt
The rust belt is an economic region in the northeastern  more...
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S Corporation
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Sin Tax
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Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing (also known as SRI) requires funds to  more...
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Sole Proprietorship
A sole proprietorship is a business that one person owns,  more...
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Subprime Credit Card
A subprime credit card is a credit card designed for  more...
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Subprime Loan
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Tax Base
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Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 was  more...
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Tax Reform Act of 1986
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 constituted a major overhaul  more...
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Taxation
Taxation is power of government in which a governing authority  more...
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TED Spread
A TED spread is a yield spread. On any  more...
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Toxic Asset
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Umbrella Liability Insurance
Umbrella liability insurance is coverage for an individual or company  more...
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Unemployment
Unemployment describes the state of a worker who is able  more...
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US Dollar
The US dollar is the currency of the United States  more...
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US Dollar Index
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US Treasury
The US Treasury (United States Department of the Treasury) is  more...
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Value Added Tax
A value added tax is sometimes referred to as VAT.  more...
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Value-Added
Value-added is used in several ways to indicate an enhancement  more...
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Vertical Integration
In strategic management and microeconomics, vertical integration is the consolidation  more...
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Viral Marketing
Viral marketing exploits existing social networks to rapidly spread a  more...
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White-Collar
White-collar is a term that refers to workers who are  more...
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Wholesale
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World Bank
The World Bank is an international institution, owned by about  more...
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World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body that  more...
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Xenocurrency
Xenocurrency refers to a currency that is traded or circulated  more...
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Yardstick
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Year-over
Year-over-year is a term used frequently in investment research and  more...
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Yen
The yen is the currency of Japan. Japan's New  more...
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Yuan
The yuan is technically the base unit of the renminbi,  more...
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ZAR
ZAR is the three-character currency abbreviation for the South African  more...
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ZMK
ZMK is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Zambian Kwacha  more...
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ZWD
ZWD is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Zimbabwe Dollar  more...
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