B2B is an abbreviation for business-to-business. B2B describes a more...
B2C is the abbreviation for business-to-consumer electronic commerce. B2C more...
Baby bells, or Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), were essentially 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...
Back pay is a payment due for work done prior more...
Back taxes are taxes owed for years prior to the more...
Back testing is the examination of past performance to predict more...
A back-end load is a sales charge or a commission more...
Backup withholding is a mechanism that enables the IRS to more...
Bad debt is the portion of a company's receivables that more...
|Bait and Switch
Bait and switch is a deceptive means of sales where more...
In accounting, the balance of an account is defined as more...
A balance sheet is a snapshot of the financial position more...
A balanced budget is a budget in which income equals more...
A balanced fund is a mutual fund that invests in more...
|Balanced Investment Strategy
A balanced investment strategy is an investment approach that tries more...
A balloon loan is any loan that has one final more...
A balloon payment is the final installment payment for what more...
A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits and more...
A bank draft is a written order in the form more...
|Bank Holding Company
A bank holding company is a company that owns or more...
To be bankrupt is to be insolvent, or in bankruptcy. more...
Bankruptcy refers to the filing of a petition with the more...
A bar chart, also known as a bar graph, is 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...
|Bearish Abandoned Baby
The bearish abandoned baby is a rarely seen candlestick charting more...
|Bearish Belt Hold
The bearish belt hold is a candlestick charting pattern that more...
|Bearish Engulfing Pattern
The bearish engulfing pattern is a relatively simple candlestick charting more...
The bearish harami is a candlestick charting pattern -- it more...
Before-tax income, also known as pretax income, is the amount more...
Behavioral finance integrates ideas from the fields of individual and more...
The Beige Book is a "Summary of Commentary on Current more...
In a financial exchange, the sound of the bell indicates more...
A bellwether stock is a stock that is generally viewed 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...
A bermuda option is derivative instrument where the holder of more...
Beta, the second Greek letter, is used by investors to more...
In practical terms, the bid is the available price at more...
The bid/ask spread is the difference between the price sellers more...
Big Board is the nickname of the New York Stock more...
Black Friday refers to September 24, 1869. On Black more...
Black Monday, or October 19, 1987, was the day of more...
Black Tuesday refers to October 29, 1929. Black Tuesday more...
|Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model predicts an option's price given more...
A blow-off top refers to an extremely fast spike up more...
|Blue Chip Stock
Blue chip stock is equity in the securities of high more...
Blue-collar is a workplace designation that defines an employee who more...
|Board of Directors
Board of directors refers to a group of people that more...
|Board of Governors
A Board of Governors is the collective name given to more...
|Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the activities more...
The boardroom is the executive conference room designed as the more...
Boiler room is an unflattering term used to describe a more...
Boilerplate is standard generic verbiage which is repeated verbatim in more...
A bond is a financial instrument that is purchased by more...
Book value has two accounting meanings. Book value is 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 bottom fisher is an investor who attempts to buy more...
Bottom line is an informal term for net income. It more...
A bourse is a European financial market. Based on more...
Break-even analysis is a managerial tool used in business to more...
The break-even point for any investment is the price at more...
A bridge loan is a temporary source of financing intended more...
|Broker Loan Rate
The broker loan rate, also known as the call money more...
A broker recommendation is an opinion given by a broker more...
A broker/dealer is an individual or a firm which is more...
Brokerage refers to a licensed firm or an individual (known more...
A brokerage house is a place from which a broker more...
In markets, a bubble is an extended period of extreme more...
A bull is an investor who purchases a financial instrument more...
|Bullish Abandoned Baby
The bullish abandoned baby is a rarely seen candlestick charting more...
|Bullish Belt Hold
The bullish belt hold is a candlestick charting pattern that more...
|Bullish Engulfing Pattern
The bullish engulfing pattern is a relatively simple candlestick charting more...
The business day is defined as any of the days more...
Business expenses are the costs a business incurs in the more...
A business model is the way or ways that a more...
A business plan defines a business and its goals. more...
Business-to-business, or B2B, describes a transaction, product or service, or more...
Business-to-consumer, or B2C describes a transaction, product or service, or more...
|Buy on Close
A buy on close order is an order to buy more...
|Buy on Opening
A buy on opening order is an order to your more...
A buy order is an order to buy a stock more...
A buyer's market is any market in which there are more...
|Buying on Margin
When investors engage in buying on margin, they borrow money more...
A buyout is an investment transaction in which a company more...