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