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Investor Dictionary



A glossary of some of the most commonly used terms in the world of investing and the stock market. We strive to create easy to understand explanations and definitions. We are adding to this page on a daily basis, so make sure to check back often.

1973 Oil Crisis

What was the 1973 oil crisis? What were some of the causes of the 1973 oil crisis?


1979 Energy Crisis

What was the 1979 energy crisis? How high did the price of oil rise during the 1979 energy crisis?


500 Shareholder Rule

500 Shareholder Rule Definition - what does the 500 shareholder rule mean? What is meant by the 500 shareholder rule?


52 Week High

What is the definition of a 52 week high? What does 52 week high mean?


52 Week Low

What is a 52 week low? What is the definition of a 52 week low? What does the term 52 week low mean?


AA Bond Rating

What is a AA bond rating? What is the definition of a AA rating? Are AA-rated securities safe?


AAA Bond Rating

What is a AAA bond rating? What does it mean if a debt offering has a AAA rating?


Above-Board

Above-Board Definition - what does the term above-board mean? What is meant by above-board?


Absentee Ballot

Absentee Ballot Definition - what does the term absentee ballot mean? What is meant by absentee ballot?


Absentee Landlord

Absentee Landlord Definition - what does the term absentee landlord mean? What is meant by absentee landlord?


Accelerated Payments

Accelerated Payments Definition - what does the term accelerated payments mean? What is meant by accelerated payments?


Account Hold

Account Hold Definition - what does the term account hold mean? What is meant by an account hold?


Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable Definition - what does the term accounts payable mean? What is meant by accounts payable?


Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable Definition - what does the term accounts receivable mean? What is meant by accounts receivable?


Accretive

Accretive Definition - what does the term accretive mean? What is meant by the term accretive?


Acquisition Indigestion

Acquisition Indigestion Definition - what does the term acquisition indigestion mean? What is meant by the term acquisition indigestion?


Actual Cash Value

Actual Cash Value Definition - what does the term actual cash value mean? What is meant by actual cash value?


Adjustable Peg

Adjustable Peg Definition - what does the term adjustable peg mean? What is meant by adjustable peg?


Adverse Opinion

Adverse Opinion Definition - what does the term adverse opinion mean? What is meant by the term adverse opinion?


After the Bell

After the Bell Definition - what is meant by the term after the bell? What does the term after the bell mean?


Ames Straw Poll

Ames Straw Poll Definition - what is the Ames Straw Poll? What is the definition of the Ames Straw Poll?


Anarchy

Anarchy Definition - what does the term anarchy mean? What is meant by anarchy?


Ancillary Revenue

Ancillary Revenue Definition - what does the term ancillary revenue mean? What is meant by ancillary revenue?


Angel Investor

What is an angel investor? What is the definition of an angel investor? What does the term angel investor mean?


Annex

Annex Definition - what does the term annex mean? What is the definition of the term annex?


Appraisal

Appraisal Definition - what does the term appraisal mean? What is meant by the term appraisal?


Appropriations

What are appropriations? What is the definition of the term appropriation? What does appropriation mean?


Arbitrage

What is arbitrage as it applies to the stock market? What is the definition of arbitrage? Is arbitrage risk-free?


Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation Definition - what does the term asset allocation mean? What is meant by asset allocation?


Asset Appreciation

Asset Appreciation Definition - what does the term asset appreciation mean? What is meant by asset appreciation?


Assets Under Management (AUM)

What are assets under management? What is the definition of the term assets under management? What does AUM mean?


Attack Ad

Attack Ad Definition - what is the definition of the term attack ad? What does the term attack ad mean?


Austerity Measures

What are austerity measures? What is the definition of the term austerity measures? What does austerity measures mean?


Automatic Shelf Registration

Automatic Shelf Registration Definition - what does the term automatic shelf registration mean? What is the definition of an automatic shelf registration?


Average Down

What is the definition of averaging down? Is averaging down a smart investment strategy, or should it be avoided?


Average Up - Averaging Up

What does averaging up mean? What does it mean to average up? What are the advantages of averaging up?


Axis of Evil

Axis of Evil Definition - what does the term axis of evil mean? What is meant by the term axis of evil?


Baby Boomer

What is a baby boomer? What is the definition of the term baby boomer? What does baby boomer mean?


Back Taxes

Back Taxes Definition - what are back taxes? What is the definition of the term back taxes?


Back Testing

What is back testing? What is the definition of back testing? What does back testing mean?


Back Up The Truck

What does backing up the truck mean? If a friend of mine tells me to back up the stock and buy shares in a company, what exactly is he talking about?


Bad Check

Bad Check Definition - what does the term bad check mean? What is meant by the term bad check?


Bad Debt

Bad Debt Definition - what does the term bad debt mean? What is meant by the term bad debt?


Bag Holder

Bag Holder Definition - what is the definition of the term bag holder? What does the term bag holder mean?


Bait and Switch

Bait and Switch Definition - what does the term bait and switch mean? What is meant by bait and switch?


Balanced Budget

What is a balanced budget? What is the definition of the term balanced budget? What does balanced budget mean?


Balanced Budget Amendment

Balanced Budget Amendment Definition - what does the term balanced budget amendment mean? What is meant by balanced budget amendment?


Ballot Box

Ballot Box Definition - what does the term ballot box mean? What is the definition of the term ballot box?


Bank Deposit Levy

Bank Deposit Levy Definition - what does the term bank deposit levy mean? What is meant by a bank deposit levy?


Bank Failure

What is a bank failure? What is the definition of the term bank failure? What does bank failure mean?


Bank Run

What is a bank run? When do bank runs occur? What is the definition of a bank run?


Barriers of Entry

Barriers of Entry Definition - what does the term barriers of entry mean? What is meant by barriers of entry?


Bartering

Bartering Definition - what does the term bartering mean? What is the definition of the term bartering?


Base Pay

Base Pay Definition - What does the term base pay mean? What is meant by the term base pay?


Basis Point

Basis Point Definition - what does the term basis point mean? What is meant by the term basis point?


Battlebus

Battlebus Definition - what does the term battlebus mean? What is the definition of the term battlebus?


Battleground State

Battleground State Definition - what does the term battleground state mean? What is meant by the term battleground state?


Bear Market

What is a bear market? What are some past examples of bear markets? How long do bear markets generally last?


Bear Market Rally

What is a bear market rally? What are the defining characteristics of a bear market rally? What is the definition of a bear market rally?


Bear Raid

A bear raid is when short-sellers conspire to lower the price of a stock through coordinated short sales or the spreading of false rumors.


Bearish

Bearish Definition - what does the term bearish mean? What is meant by the term bearish?


Behind the Eight Ball

Behind The Eight Ball Definition - what does the term behind the eight ball mean? What is meant by behind the eight ball?


Bellwether State

Bellwether State Definition - what does the term bellwether state mean? What is meant by bellwether state?


Bellwether Stock

Bellwether Stock Definition - what does the term bellwether stock mean? What is meant by the term bellwether stock?


Benefits

Benefits Definition - what does the term benefits mean? What is the definition of the term benefits?


Bid Price

What is the bid price? How does it differ from the ask price? Why is the bid price always lower than the ask price?


Biflation

What is biflation? What is the definition of the term biflation? What does biflation mean?


Big Business

Big Business Definition - what does the term big business mean? What is meant by the term big business?


Big Government

Big Government Definition - what does the term big government mean? What is meant by big government?


Big Tobacco

Big Tobacco Definition - what does the term big tobacco mean? What is meant by the term big tobacco?


Bill of Sale

Bill of Sale Definition - what does the term bill of sale mean? What is meant by the term bill of sale?


Bipartisan Bill

Bipartisan Bill Definition - what is the definition of the term bipartisan bill? What does the term bipartisan bill mean?


Birther

Birther Definition - what does the term birther mean? What is meant by the term birther?


Black Box Trading

What is black box trading? What is the definition of black box trading? What does black box trading mean?


Black Friday

What is Black Friday? What is the definition of Black Friday in the United States? What does Black Friday mean?


Black Monday

What is Black Monday? What is the definition of Black Monday? When did Black Monday occur?


Black Swan Theory

What is the black swan theory? Who came up with the term black swan theory?


Black Thursday

Black Thursday Definition - what does the term Black Thursday mean? What is meant by the term Black Friday?


Blind Trust

Blind Trust Definition - what does the term blind trust mean? What is meant by the term blind trust?


Blowback

Blowback Definition - What does the term blowback mean? What is meant by the term blowback?


Blowout Quarter

Blowout Quarter Definition - what is the definition of the term blowout quarter? What is meant by the term blowout quarter?


Blue Chip Stock

Blue Chip Stock Definition - what is the definition of the term blue chip stock? What does the term blue chip stock mean?


Blue State

Blue State Definition - what does the term blue state mean? What is meant by the term blue state?


Boiler Room

What is a boiler room? What is the definition of a boiler room? What does the term boiler room mean?


Boomerang Kid

Boomerang Kid Definition - what does the term boomerang kid mean? What is the definition of the term boomerang kid?


Bottom Fisher

Bottom Fisher Definition - what does the term bottom fisher mean? What is meant by the term bottom fisher?


Bottom-up Investing

Bottom-up Investing Definition - what does the term bottom-up investing mean? What is meant by bottom-up investing?


Bracket Creep

Bracket Creep Definition - what does the term bracket creep mean? What is meant by the term bracket creep?


Bracket Order

Bracket Order Definition - what does the term bracket order mean in the world of investing and trading?


Brain Drain

Brain Drain Definition - what does the term brain drain mean? What is meant by the term brain drain?


BRIC

What is BRIC? What is the definition of BRIC? Which countries currently formulate BRIC?


Broken IPO

What does the term broken IPO mean? What is meant by the term broken IPO?


Budget Deficit

What is a budget deficit? What is the definition of a budget deficit? What does the term budget deficit mean?


Budget Surplus

What is a budget surplus? What is the definition of a budget surplus? What does the term budget surplus mean?


Buffett Rule

What is the Buffett rule? What is the definition of the term Buffett rule? What does Buffett rule mean?


Bull

Bull Definition - what does the term bull mean in the world of investing? What is the meaning of the term bull?


Bundlers

Bundlers Definition - what does the term bundlers mean? What is meant by the term bundlers?


Bundling

Bundling Definition - what is the definition of the term bundling? What does the term bundling mean?


Business Cycle

Business Cycle Definition - what does business cycle mean? What is meant by the term business cycle?


Buy and Hold Investing

What is buy and hold investing? What is the definition of buy and hold investing? Who should engage in such a strategy?


Buy The Dip

What does it mean to buy the dip? What is the proper definition of buying the dip?


Buy the Rumor, Sell the News

What does buy the rumor, sell the news mean? What is the basic definition of buy the rumor, sell the news?


Callable Bond

What is a callable bond? What is the definition of a callable bond? What does the term callable bond mean?


Campaign

Campaign Definition - what does the term campaign mean? What is meant by the word campaign?


Canvassing

Canvassing Definition - what does the term canvassing mean? What is meant by the term canvassing?


Capital Gain

Capital Gain Definition - what is a capital gain? What is the definition of the term capital gain?


Capitulation

What is capitulation as it applies to the stock markets? What is capitulation selling? When does capitulation selling occur?


Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents - what does the term cash and cash equivalents mean? What is meant by cash and cash equivalents?


Cash Crunch

What is a cash crunch? What is the definition of the term cash crunch? What does the term cash crunch mean?


Catalyst

Catalyst Definition - what is meant by the term catalyst? What does catalyst mean as it applies to the stock market?


Category Killer

Category Killer Definition - what is meant by the term category killer? What does the term category killer mean?


Certified Check

What is the definition of a certified check? What does the term certified check mean?


Cheap Money

Cheap Money Definition - what does the term cheap money mean? What is meant by cheap money?


Chicken Hawk

Chicken Hawk Definition - what does the term chicken hawk mean? What is meant by chicken hawk?


Chinese Wall

What is a chinese wall? What is the definition of a Chinese Wall as it applies to an investment firm?


Churning

Churning Definition - what does the term churning mean when it comes to the stock market?


Class Warfare

Class Warfare Definition - what does the term class warfare mean? What is meant by the term class warfare?


Cloture

What is cloture when it comes to politics? What is the definition of the term cloture? What does cloture mean?


Coalition

What does the term coalition mean in the world of politics? What is meant by a coalition?


Cold Calling

Cold Calling Definition - what does the term cold calling mean? What is meant by the term cold calling?


Cold Storage

Cold Storage Definition - what does the term cold storage mean? What is the definition of the term cold storage?


Collateral

Collateral Definition - what does the term collateral mean? What is the definition of the term collateral?


Collective Bargaining Agreement

Collective Bargaining Agreement - What does the term collective bargaining agreement mean? What is meant by collective bargaining agreement?


Collusion

Collusion Definition - what does the term collusion mean? What is meant by the term collusion?


Compound Interest

Compound Interest Definition - what does the term compound interest mean? What is meant by compound interest?


Compounding

What is compounding? What is the definition of the term compounding? What does the term compounding mean?


Comprehensive Insurance

Comprehensive Insurance Definition - what does the term comprehensive insurance mean? What is meant by comprehensive insurance?


Compulsive Shopper

Compulsive Shopper Definition - what does the term compulsive shopper mean? What is meant by compulsive shopper?


Conditional Offer

Conditional Offer Definition - what is a conditional offer? What does the term conditional offer mean?


Conditional Veto

Conditional Veto Definition - what does the term conditional veto mean? What is meant by a conditional veto?


Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Definition - what does the term conflict of interest mean? What is meant by conflict of interest?


Conglomerate

What is a conglomerate? What is the definition of the term conglomerate? What does conglomerate mean?


Congressional Apportionment

What is Congressional apportionment? What does the term congressional apportionment mean?


Consensus Estimate

What does consensus estimate mean? What is the definition of a consensus earnings estimate?


Conservatorship

Conservatorship Definition - what does the term conservatorship mean? What is meant by the term conservatorship?


Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods Definition - what does the term consumer goods mean? What is meant by the term consumer goods?


Consumption Tax

What is a consumption tax? What is the definition of the term consumption tax?


Contrarian Investing

What is the definition of contrarian investing? What is a contrarian investor? What does contrarian investing mean?


Convention Bounce

Convention Bounce Definition - what does the term convention bounce mean? What is meant by convention bounce?


Convertible Bond

What is a convertible bond? What is the definition of a convertible bond? What does convertible bond mean?


Cooking the Books

Cooking the Books Definition - What does the term cooking the books mean? What is meant by cooking the books?


Core Holding

Core Holding Definition - what is the definition of the term core holding? What does core holding mean?


Core Inflation Rate

Core Inflation Rate Definition - what does the term core inflation rate mean? What is meant by the core inflation rate?


Corporate Bond

What is a corporate bond? What is the definition of a corporate bond? What does the term corporate bond mean?


Corporate Welfare

Corporate Welfare - What does the term corporate welfare mean? What is meant by corporate welfare?


Couch Commerce

Couch Commerce Definition - what does the term couch commerce mean? What is meant by the term couch commerce?


Counteroffer

Counteroffer Definition - what does the term counteroffer mean? What is the definition of the term counteroffer?


Counterparty

What is a counterparty? What is the definition of the term counterparty? What exactly does counterparty mean?


Cramer Effect

What is the Cramer Effect? What is the definition of the Cramer effect?


Credit Crunch

What is a credit crunch? What is the definition of the term credit crunch? What does credit crunch mean?


Credit Default Swap

What is a credit default swap? What is the definition of a credit default swap? What does CDS mean?


Creditor

Creditor Definition - what does the term creditor mean? What is meant by the term creditor?


Cronyism

Cronyism Definition - what does the term cronyism mean? What is meant by the term cronyism?


Cult Stock

What is a cult stock? What is the definition of the term cult stock? What does cult stock mean?


Currency Devaluation

What is a currency devaluation? What is the definition of a currency devaluation? What does the term currency devaluation mean?


Currency Peg

Currency Peg Definition - What does the term currency peg mean? What is meant by the term currency peg?


Cyber Monday

What is meant by the term Cyber Monday? Where did the phrase Cyber Monday come from?


Cyclical Deficit

What is a cyclical deficit? What is the definition of a cyclical deficit? What does cyclical deficit mean?


Cyclical Stock

What is a cyclical stock? What is the definition of a cyclical stock? What is an example of a cyclical company?


Cyclical Surplus

Cyclical Surplus Definition - what does the term cyclical surplus mean? What is meant by cyclical surplus?


Cyclical Unemployment

What is cyclical unemployment? What is the definition of the term cyclical unemployment? What does cyclical unemployment mean?


Dark Horse Candidate

Dark Horse Candidate - what is the definition of a dark horse candidate? What does the term dark horse candidate mean?


Date of Record

Date of Record Definition - what does the term date of record mean as it applies the world of dividends?


Dead Cat Bounce

What is a dead cat bounce? How does the term applies to both an individual stock and the markets in general? When would I use the term, and what is its proper usage?


Debt Ceiling

What is a debt ceiling? What is the definition of a debt ceiling? What is the current debt ceiling of the United States?


Debt Default

Debt Default Definition - what does the word debt default mean? What is meant by the term debt default?


Debt Snowball

What is the definition of the debt snowball strategy? What does the term debt snowball mean?


Debt vs Deficit

What is the difference between a debt and a deficit? Why do people often confuse the two?


Decimalization

What is decimalization? What is the definition of the term decimalization? What does decimalization mean?


Deep Web

Deep Web Definition - what does the term deep web mean? What is the definition of the term deep web?


Default Rate

What is the default rate? What is the definition of the term default rate? What does the term default rate mean?


Defensive Stock

What is a defensive stock? What is the definition of a defensive stock? What are some examples of defensive stocks?


Deficit Commission

What is the deficit commission? What is the definition of the term deficit commission?


Deficit Hawk

Deficit Hawk Definition - What does the term deficit hawk mean? What is meant by the word deficit hawk?


Deficit Reduction

Deficit Reduction Definition - what does the term deficit reduction mean? What is meant by the term deficit reduction?


Deficit Spending

What is deficit spending? What is the definition of deficit spending? What does deficit spending mean?


Delisting

What is a delisting as it applies to the stock market? What does the term delisting mean? Why is it important for a company not to get delisted?


Depreciation

Depreciation Definition - what does the term depreciation mean? What is meant by the term depreciation?


Derivatives

What are derivatives? How are derivatives best defined? What is the definition of derivatives?


Developed Country

Developed Country Definition - what does the term developed country mean? What is meant by the term developed country?


Dilution

What is dilution? What is the meaning of the term dilution? What does dilution mean?


Dilutive Transaction

Dilutive Transaction Definition - what is a dilutive transaction? What does the term dilutive transaction mean?


Director

Director Definition - what does the term director mean in corporate finance? What is meant by the term director?


Discouraged Worker

What is the definition of a discouraged worker? What does the term discouraged worker mean? Who qualifies as being a discouraged worker?


Discretionary Income

What is discretionary income? What is the definition of discretionary income? What does discretionary income mean?


Discretionary Spending

What is discretionary spending? What is the definition of the term discretionary spending? What does the term discretionary spending mean?


Disgorgement of Profits

What does the term disgorgement of profits mean? What is meant by disgorgement of profits?


Disposable Income

What is disposable income? What is the definition of disposable income? What does the term disposable income mean?


Distressed Assets

What is a distressed asset? What is the definition of the term distressed asset? What does distressed asset mean?


Distressed Sale

Distressed Sale Definition - what is the definition of the term distressed sale? What does distressed sale mean?


Divestiture

What is a divestiture? What is the definition of the term divestiture? What does divestiture mean?


Dividend

What is a dividend? What is the definition of a dividend? Why do companies issue dividends?


DJIA Historical Data

Where is the best place to find DJIA historical data? Which are the best resources online for this type of information?


Dollar Bear

Dollar Bear Definition - what does the term dollar bear mean? What is meant by the term dollar bear?


Dollar Bull

Dollar Bull Definition - what is the definition of the term dollar bull? What does the term dollar bull mean?


Dollar Cost Averaging

What is dollar cost averaging? What are the benefits associated with dollar cost averaging?


Doorbuster

Doorbuster Definition - what does the term doorbuster mean? What is meant by the term doorbuster?


Dot-Com Bubble

Dot-Com Bubble - what does the term dot-com bubble mean? What is meant by the term dot-com bubble?


Double-Dip Recession

What is a double-dip recession? What is the definition of a double dip recession? Why are double-dip recessions so bad?


Dovish

What does it mean to be dovish? What does it mean if the Fed has a dovish stance?


Down Payment

What is a down payment? What is the definition of the term down payment? What does down payment mean?


Downgrade

Downgrade Definition - what does the term downgrade mean? What is meant by the term downgrade?


Downsizing

Downsizing Definition - what does the term downsizing mean? What is meant by the term downsizing?


Downtrend

Downtrend Definition - what does the term downtrend mean in investing? What is the definition of a downtrend?


Draconian Measures

Draconian Measures Definition - what does the term draconian measures mean? What is meant by draconian measures?


Drinking the Kool-Aid

Drinking the Kool-Aid Definition - what does the term drinking the kool-aid mean? What is meant by drinking the kool-aid?


Drop Dead Date

Drop Dead Date Definition - what is meant by the term drop dead date? What does the term drop dead date mean?


Earnings Blowout

What is an earnings blowout? What is the definition of an earnings blowout?


Earnings Disappointment

What is an earnings disappointment? What is meant by the term earnings disappointment?


Earnout

Earnout Definition - what does the term earnout mean? What is meant by the term earnout?


Economic Recovery

Economic Recovery Definition - what does the term economic recovery mean? What is meant by economic recovery?


Economic Stimulus

Economic Stimulus Definition - what does the term economic stimulus mean? What is meant by economic stimulus?


Electorate

Electorate Definition - what does the term electorate mean? What is the definition of the term electorate?


Emerging Markets

What are emerging markets? What are emerging market economies? What is the definition of emerging markets?


Entitlement Program

What is an entitlement program? What is the definition of the term entitlement program? What does the term entitlement program mean?


Environmental Tariff

Environmental Tariff Definition - what does the term environmental tariff mean? What is meant by an environmental tariff?


Escrow

Escrow Definition - what does the term escrow mean? What is the definition of the term escrow?


ETF

What is an ETF? What is the definition of an ETF? What does ETF mean?


Ethical Investing

What is ethical investing? What is the definition of ethical investing? What does ethical investing mean?


EUR

What does EUR mean? What is the definition of the term EUR? What is meant by EUR?


Eurozone

Eurozone Definition - What does the term Eurozone mean? What is meant by the term Eurozone?


Eviction

Eviction Definition - what does the term eviction mean? What is the definition of the term eviction?


Ex-Dividend Date

Ex-Dividend Date Definition - what does the term ex-dividend date mean? What is meant by ex-dividend date?


Executor

Executor Definition - what does the term executor mean? What is meant by the term executor?


Exit

Exit Definition - what does the term exit mean as it applies to the business world? What is meant by the term exit?


Fade The Gap

What is fading the gap? What is meant by fade the gap? How would a person go about making money by fading the gap?


Fair Market Value

Fair Market Value Definition - what does the term fair market value mean? What is meant by fair market value?


Fallen Angel

What is a fallen angel? What is the definition of a fallen angel? What is the meaning of the term fallen angel?


Falling Knife

What is the definition of a falling knife? What does falling knife mean? Why is it bad if a stock is referred to as a falling knife?


False Bottom

False Bottom Definition - what does the term false bottom mean? What is meant by a false bottom?


FDIC Troubled Bank List

What is the FDIC troubled bank list? Where can I find a list of the banks and thrifts that are currently on this list?


Fiat Currency

What is fiat currency? What exactly does the term fiat currency mean? What is meant by fiat currency?


FICO Score

What is a fico score? What is the definition of the term fico score? What does fico score mean?


Fiduciary Duty

What is a fiduciary duty? What does the term fiduciary duty mean?


Fight The Tape

Don't Fight The Tape Definition - what does the term don't fight the tape mean as it applies to the stock market?


Filibuster

What is a filibuster? What is the definition of the term filibuster? What does filibuster mean?


Financial Transparency

What is financial transparency? What is the definition of financial transparency? What does the term financial transparency mean?


Fire Sale

What is a fire sale? What is the definition of the term fire sale? What does fire sale mean?


Firebrand Politician

Firebrand Politician Definition - what does the term firebrand politician mean? What is meant by firebrand politician?


First Mover

First Mover Advantage - what does the term first mover advantage mean? What is meant by the term first mover?


Fiscal Cliff

What is the fiscal cliff? What is the definition of the term fiscal cliff?


Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy Definition - what does the term fiscal policy mean? What is meant by the term fiscal policy?


Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year Definition - what does the term fiscal year mean? What is meant by fiscal year?


Flash Crash

What is a flash crash? What is the definition of the term flash crash? What does flash crash mean?


Flat Tax

Flat Tax Definition - what is a flat tax? What is the definition of a flat tax? What does flat tax mean?


Flight To Quality

What does flight to quality mean? What is the definition of flight to quality? What does flight to quality mean?


Flip-Flopper

Flip-Flopper - what does the term flip-flopper mean? What is meant by the term flip-flopper?


Food Price Index

What is the food price index? What is the definition of the food price index? Why is the FAO Food Price Index important?


Forced Retirement

Forced Retirement Definition - what is the definition of the term forced retirement? What does the term forced retirement mean?


Forex

What is forex? What is the definition of the forex market? What does the term forex mean?


Form 10-Q

What is a form 10-Q? Why do companies have to file form 10-Qs? What is the definition of a Form 10-Q?


Form 13F

What is a Form 13f? Why would a company file a Form 13f? What is the definition of a Form 13f?


Form 4

Form 4 Definition - what does the term Form 4 mean? What is the definition of the term Form 4?


Form 8-K

What is a Form 8-K? Why would a company file a Form 8-K? What is the purpose of a Form 8-K?


Fractional-Reserve Banking

What is fractional reserve banking? What does the term fractional reserve banking mean?


Friday News Dump

Friday News Dump Definition - what does the term Friday News Dump mean? What is meant by Friday News Dump?


Friendly Takeover

What is a friendly takeover? What is the definition of a friendly takeover? What does the term friendly takeover mean?


Front Burner

Front Burner Definition - what does the term front burner mean? What is meant by front burner?


Front Running

What is front running? What is the definition of front running? What are some examples of this practice?


Fudge-it Budget

Fudge It Budget - what does the term fudge-it budget mean? What is meant by the term fudge-it budget?


Full Employment

Full Employment Definition - what does the term full employment mean? What is meant by full employment?


Fully Subscribed

What does the term fully subscribed mean? What is meant by the term fully subscribed?


Fuzzy Math

Fuzzy Math Definition - what is meant by the term fuzzy math? What does fuzzy math mean?


Gap and Trap

What is a gap and trap? Does it have anything to do with a gap-down or gap-up? Why is a gap and trap a bad thing?


Garnishment

Garnishment Definition - what does the term garnishment mean? What is the definition of the term garnishment?


Generation X

Generation X Definition - what does the term Generation X mean? What is meant by the term "Generation X"?


Generation Y

Generation Y Definition - what does the term Generation Y mean? What is the definition of Generation Y?


Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering Definition - what does the term gerrymandering mean? What is meant by the term gerrymandering?


Going Long

What does the term going long mean? What does going long mean as it applies to the stock market?


Going Private

Going Private Definition - what does the term going private mean? What is meant by the term going private?


Going Short

What does the term going short mean? What is meant by going short? What is the definition of going short?


Gold Bug

What is a gold bug? What is the definition of the term gold bug? What does gold bug mean?


Golden Parachute

What is a golden parachute? What is the definition of a golden parachute? What does the term golden parachute mean?


Goldman Sachs VIP List

What is the Goldman Sachs VIP List? What is the definition of the Goldman Sachs VIP List?


GOP

GOP Definition - what does the term GOP mean? What is meant by the term GOP?


Gotcha Politics

Gotcha Politics Definition - what does the term gotcha politics mean? What is meant by gotcha politics?


Government Bond

What is a government bond? What does the term government bond mean? What is the definition of a government bond?


Grassroots Movement

Grassroots Movement - what does the term grassroots movement mean? What is meant by grassroots movement?


Great Rotation

Great Rotation Definition - what does the term Great Rotation mean? What is meant by a Great Rotation?


Greater Fool Theory

What is the definition of the greater fool theory? What does greater fool theory mean?


Green Investing

What is green investing? What is the definition of green investing? What does green investing mean?


Green Job

Green Job Definition - what does the term green job mean? What is the definition of the term green job?


Green Shoots

What are green shoots? What is the definition of the term green shoots? Are we witnessing green shoots in our economy today?


Growth Fund

Growth Fund Definition - What does the term growth fund mean? What is meant by the term growth fund?


GTC Order

GTC Order Definition - what does the term GTC order mean? What is meant by a GTC order?


H11 Trading Halt Code

What does it mean if the Nasdaq assigns a trading halt code of H11 to a stock? What is the regulatory concern that the Nasdaq is alluding to with this code?


Hard Cap

Hard Cap Definition - what does the term hard cap mean? What is the definition of the term hard cap?


Hardship Withdrawal

What is a hardship withdrawal? Do I qualify for a hardship withdrawal? What is the meaning of the term hardship withdrawal?


Hatchet Job

Hatchet Job Definition - what does the term hatchet job mean? What is meant by the word hatchet job?


Hedge Fund

What is a hedge fund? What is the definition of a hedge fund? What does hedge fund mean?


HELOC

What is a HELOC? What is the definition of a HELOC? What is the meaning of the term HELOC?


High Risk Investment

High Risk Investment Definition - what does the term high risk investment mean? What is meant by high risk investment?


Hockey Related Revenues

Hockey Related Revenues Definition - what does the term hockey related revenues mean? What is meant by hockey related revenues?


Home Equity

Home Equity Definition - what is the definition of the term home equity? What does home equity mean?


Honorarium

Honorarium Definition - what does the term honorarium mean? What is meant by the term honorarium?


Hot Button Issue

Hot Button Issue Definition - what does the term hot button issue mean? What is meant by a hot button issue?


Hot Wallet

Hot Wallet Definition - what does the term hot wallet mean? What is the definition of the term hot wallet?


Housing Starts

What does the term housing starts mean? What is meant by the term housing starts?


HST

HST Definition - what is the definition of the HST? What does the term HST mean?


Hyperinflation

What is hyperinflation? What is the definition of hyperinflation? Why might hyperinflation be coming to the United States?


Identity Theft

Identity Theft Definition - what does the term identity theft mean? What is meant by identity theft?


Illiquid Stock

What is an illiquid stock? What is the definition of an illiquid stock? What does the term illiquid stock mean?


Income Inequality

Income Inequality Definition - what does the term income inequality mean? What is meant by income inequality?


Incumbent

What does the term incumbent mean? What is meant by the term incumbent? What is the definition of incumbent?


Independent

Independent Definition - what does the term independent mean as it applies to the world of politics? What does independent mean?


Individual Mandate

Individual Mandate Definition - what does the term individual mandate mean? What is meant by individual mandate?


Inflation

Inflation Definition - what does the term inflation mean? What is meant by the word inflation?


Inflation Hedge

Inflation Hedge Definition - what does the term inflation hedge mean? What is meant by the term inflation hedge?


Initial Jobless Claims

What are initial jobless claims? What is the definition of an initial jobless claim?


Insider Trading

What is insider trading? What is the definition of insider trading? What does insider trading mean?


Interbank Market

Interbank Market Definition - what does the term interbank market mean? What is meant by interbank market?


Intragovernmental Holdings

What is the definition of intragovernmental holdings? What does intragovernmental holdings mean?


Involuntary Part-Time Workers

What does the term involuntary part-time workers mean? What is meant by the term involuntary part-time workers?


IPO

What is an IPO? What is the definition of the term IPO? What does IPO mean?


IPO Lock-Up

IPO Lock-Up Definition - what does the term ipo lock-up mean? What is meant by IPO lock-up?


Irrational Exuberance

What does the term irrational exuberance mean? Who used the term, and why did it become so popular?


Job Opening

Job Opening Definition - what does the term job opening mean? What is meant by a job opening?


Jobless Recovery

What is a jobless recovery? What is the definition of a jobless recovery? What does jobless recovery mean?


Junk Bond

What is a junk bond? What is the definition of a junk bond? What does the term junk bond mean?


Kickback

Kickback Definition - what does the term kickback mean? What is meant by the term kickback?


Kicking the Can Down The Road

Kicking the Can Down the Road Definition - what does the term kicking the can down the road mean?


L-Shaped Depression

What is an L-shaped depression? Why is the L-shaped depression so bad? Which countries have experienced an L-shaped depression?


Labor Force Participation Rate

What is the definition of labor force participation rate? Why is the labor force participation rate important?


Laggard

What is a laggard? What is the definition of a laggard as it applies to the stock market?


Lame Duck

Lame Duck Definition - what is a lame duck? What is the definition of the term lame duck? What does lame duck mean?


Lame Duck Session

What is a lame duck session? What is the definition of a lame duck session? What does the term lame duck session mean?


Landslide Victory

Landslide Victory Definition - what does the term landslide victory mean? What is meant by a landslide victory?


Large Cap Stock

What is a large cap stock? What is the definition of the term large cap stock? What does large cap stock mean?


Last Trade

Last Trade Definition - what does the term last trade mean? What is meant by the term last trade?


Layoff

Layoff Definition - what does the term layoff mean? What is meant by the term layoff?


Leadership PAC

Leadership PAC - what does the term leadership PAC mean? What is meant by leadership PAC?


Lemming

What is a lemming? What is the definition of the term lemming? What does the term lemming me as it applies to the investment world?


Level 1 Asset

What is a level 1 asset? What is the definition of a level 1 asset? What does the term level 1 asset mean?


Level 3 Assets

What are level 3 assets? What is the definition of level 3 assets? What does the term level 3 assets mean?


Level Two Assets

What is a level two asset? What is the definition of a level two asset? What does level two asset mean?


Leveraged Buyout (LBO)

What is a leveraged buyout? What is an LBO? What is the definition of a LBO?


Liability Insurance

Liability Insurance Definition - what does the term liability insurance mean? What is meant by liability insurance?


Liar Loan

What is a liar loan? What is the definition of the term liar loan? What does liar loan mean?


LIBOR

What does the term LIBOR mean? What is the definition of LIBOR?


Limit on Close (LOC) Order

Limit on Close Order - what does the term limit on close order mean? What is the definition of the term LOC order?


Limit Order

Limit Order Definition - what does the term limit order mean? What is the definition of the term limit order?


Lipstick on a Pig

Lipstick on a Pig Definition - what does the term lipstick on a pig mean? What is the definition of lipstick on a pig?


Liquid

Liquid Definition - what does the term liquid mean? What is meant by the term liquid?


Liquid Stock

What is a liquid stock? What is the definition of a liquid stock? What does the term liquid stock mean?


Liquidation

Liquidation Definition - what does the term liquidation mean? What is meant by liquidation?


Liquidity

Liquidity Definition - what does the term liquidity mean? What is meant by the term liquidity?


Load Factor

Load Factor Definition - what does the term load factor mean? What is the definition of the term load factor?


Loan Shark

Loan Shark Definition - what does the term loan shark mean? What is meant by the term loan shark?


Lockout

Lockout Definition - what does the term lockout mean? What is meant by the term lockout?


Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon Definition - what does the term loose cannon mean? What is meant by the term loose cannon?


Low Ball Offer

Low Ball Offer Definition - what does the term low ball offer mean? What is meant by the term low ball offer?


Low Risk Investment

Low Risk Investment - what does the term low risk investment mean? What is meant by low risk investment?


Lower Class

Lower Class Definition - what does the term lower class mean? What is meant by lower class?


Luxury Tax (Sports)

Luxury Tax Definition - what does the term luxury tax mean? What is meant by the term luxury tax as it applies to the sports world?


Management Fee

Management Fee Hedge Fund - what does the term management fee mean? What is meant by the term management fee?


Mandatory Spending

What is mandatory spending? What is the definition of the term mandatory spending? What does mandatory spending mean?


Margin Call

What is a margin call? What is the definition of a margin call? What does the term margin call mean?


Marginally Attached Worker

What is a marginally attached worker? What is the definition of a marginally attached worker?


Market Cap

What is a market cap, or market capitalization as it is always known? Why is a company's market cap important to know?


Market Correction

What is a market correction? What is the definition of the term market correction?


Market Melt-Up

What is a market melt up? What is the definition of a market melt-up? What do market melt-ups occur?


Market on Close Order

What is a market on close order? When do market on close orders come in handy?


Market Order

What is a market order? What is the definition of a market order? Why might market orders be dangerous?


Market Timer

What does the term market timer mean? What is the definition of the term market timer?


Market Timing

Market Timing Definition - what does the term market timing mean? What is meant by the term market timing?


Market Value

Market Value Definition - what does the term market value mean? What is meant by market value?


Material Adverse Change

What is a material adverse change? What is the definition of a material adverse change? What does material adverse change mean?


McMansion

What is a McMansion? What is the definition of the term McMansion? What does McMansion mean?


Mean Household Income

Mean Household Income Definition - what does the term mean household income mean? What is meant by mean household income?


Median Wage

Median Wage Definition - what does the term median wage mean? What is meant by the term median wage?


Mega Cap Stock

What is a mega cap stock? What is the definition of a mega cap stock? What does the term mega cap stock mean?


Micro Cap Stock

What is a micro cap stock? What is the definition of a micro cap stock? What does the term micro cap stock mean?


Middle Class

Middle Class Definition - what does the term middle class mean? What is meant by the term middle class?


Millionaire Surtax

Millionaire Surtax Definition - what is the definition of the term millionaire surtax? What does millionaire surtax mean?


Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Definition - what does the term minimum wage mean? What is meant by the term minimum wage?


Misery Index

Misery Index Definition - what is the misery index? What is the definition of the term misery index?


Missed Earnings

Missed Earnings Definition - What does the term missed earnings mean? What is meant by the term missed earnings?


Mission Creep

Mission Creep Definition - what does the term mission creep mean? What is meant by mission creep?


Mom and Pop Shop

Mom and Pop Shop Definition - what is the meaning of the term mom and pop shop? What does mom and pop shop mean?


Momentum Play / Momo Play

What is the definition of a momentum or momo play? Who would engage in these types of plays? Why might they be dangerous?


Monopoly

Monopoly Definition - what does the term monopoly mean? What is meant by the term monopoly? What is the definition of monopoly?


Mortgage Rate

Mortgage Rate Definition - what does the term mortgage rate mean? What is meant by a mortgage rate?


Mortgage Short Sale

Mortgage Short Sale - what does the term mortgage short sale mean? What is meant by mortgage short sale?


Nanny State

Nanny State Definition - What Does the Term Nanny State mean? What is meant by the term nanny state?


Narrow Market

Narrow Market Definition - what does the term narrow market mean? What is meant by a narrow market?


Nascent Recovery

What is a nascent recovery? What is the definition of a nascent recovery? What does nascent recovery mean?


Nation Building

Nation Building Definition - what is the definition of the term nation building? What does nation building mean?


Negative Amortization

What does negative amortization mean? What is the definition of negative amortization?


Negative Equity

What is negative equity? What is the definition of negative equity? What does the term negative equity mean?


Negative Watch

Negative Watch Definition - what does the term negative watch mean when it comes to credit ratings?


Nest Egg

Nest Egg Definition - what does the term nest egg mean? What is meant by the term nest egg?


Net 30

Net 30 Description - What does the term net 30 mean? What is meant by the term net 30?


Net Interest Income

Net Interest Income definition - what does the term net interest income mean? What is meant by net interest income?


Net Worth

What does the term net worth mean? What is the definition of the term net worth?


Neutral Rating

What is a neutral rating? What is the definition of a neutral rating? What does the term neutral rating mean?


Ninja Loan

What is a ninja loan? What is the definition of a ninja loan? What does the term ninja loan mean?


Nominal Dollars

What are nominal dollars? What is the definition of nominal dollars? What does nominal dollars mean?


Non-Disclosure Agreement

What is a non-disclosure agreement? What is the definition of a non-disclosure agreement?


Non-farm Payroll

What is non-farm payroll? What is the definition of the term non-farm payroll? What does non-farm payroll mean?


Non-Revolving Credit

What is non-revolving credit? What is the definition of non-revolving credit? What does the term non-revolving credit mean?


Obamanomics

What is Obamanomics? What is the definition of the term Obamanomics? What does Obamanomics mean?


OCO Order

OCO Order Definition - what does the term OCO Order mean? What is the definition of the term OCO Order?


Off-Budget

What does the term off-budget mean? What is meant by the term off-budget?


Oligopoly

Oligopoly Definition - what does the term oligopoly mean? What is meant by the term oligopoly?


OPEC

What is OPEC? Why was OPEC formed? Which nations are currently members of OPEC?


Opportunity Cost

What is opportunity cost? What is the definition of the term opportunity cost? What does opportunity cost mean?


Option ARM

What is an option ARM? What are the characteristics of an option ARM mortgage?


Options Strangle

What is an options strangle? When are strangles useful? What are the dangers in engaging in a strangle strategy?


Order Imbalance

What is an order imbalance? What is the definition of an order imbalance? What does the term order imbalance mean?


Outsourcing

Outsourcing Definition - what does the term outsourcing mean? What is meant by the term outsourcing?


Oversold

What does the term oversold mean? What is meant by the term oversold? What is the definition of oversold?


Oversubscribed

What does the term oversubscribed mean? What does oversubscribed refer to when talking about IPOs?


Overvalued

Overvalued definition - what does the term overvalued mean? What is meant by the term overvalued as it applies to the stock market?


Paid Leave

Paid Leave Definition - what does the term paid leave mean? What is meant by paid leave?


Pairs Trade

What is a pairs trade? What is the definition of a pairs trade? What does the term pairs trade mean?


Panic Selling

What is panic selling? What is the definition of panic selling? What does the term panic selling mean?


Paper Loss

What is a paper loss? What is the definition of a paper loss? What does the term paper loss mean?


Paper Millionaire

What is a paper millionaire? How does a person become a paper millionaire? What is the definition of a paper millionaire?


Paper Trading

What is paper trading? What is the definition of the term paper trading? Why should somebody engage in paper trading?


Parabolic Move

What is a parabolic move? What is the definition of the term parabolic move? What does parabolic move mean?


Partial Government Shutdown

Partial Government Shutdown Definition - what is a partial government shutdown? What is meant by the term partial government shutdown?


Passive Electioneering

Passive Electioneering Definition - what does the term passive electioneering mean? What is meant by passive electioneering?


Passive Income

What is passive income? What is the definition of passive income? What does the term passive income mean?


Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First Definition - What does the term pay yourself first mean? What is meant by paying yourself first?


Penny Stock

What is a penny stock? What is the definition of the term penny stock? What does penny stock mean?


Performance Fee

Performance Fee Definition - what does the term performance fee mean? What is meant by the term performance fee?


Permabear

What is a permabear? Why would someone be called a permabear? What makes someone a permabear?


Permabull

What is a permabull? What is the definition of a permabull? What does the term permabull mean?


Petty Cash

Petty Cash Definition - what does the term petty cash mean? What is meant by the term petty cash?


Pink Slip

What is a pink slip? What is the definition of the term pink slip? What does pink slip mean?


Pip

What is a pip? What is the definition of the term pip as it applies to forex trading? What is the meaning of pip?


Plutocracy

Plutocracy Definition - what is the definition of the term plutocracy? What does the term plutocracy mean?


Polarization

Polarization Definition - what does the term polarization mean? What is meant by polarization?


Political Capital

Political Capital Definition - what does the term political capital mean? What is meant by political capital?


Political Football

Political Football Definition - what does the term political football mean? What is meant by the term political football?


Political Rally

Political Rally Definition - what does the term political rally mean? What is meant by political rally?


Ponzi Scheme

What is a Ponzi scheme? Who is the Ponzi scheme named after?


Popped

Popped Definition - what does the term popped mean? What is meant by the term popped?


Populist

Populist Definition - what is the definition of a populist? What does the term populist mean?


Pork Barrel Spending

Pork Barrel Spending Definition - what does the term pork barrel spending mean?


Portfolio

Portfolio Definition - what does the term "portfolio" mean? What is the definition of the term portfolio?


POTUS

POTUS Definition - what does the term POTUS mean? What is meant by the term POTUS


Poverty Line

What is the poverty line? What is the definition of the term poverty line? What does poverty line mean?


Pre-Approval

Pre-Approval Definition - what does the term pre-approval mean? What is meant by the term pre-approval?


Predatory Pricing

Predatory Pricing Definition - what does the term predatory pricing mean? What is the definition of the term predatory pricing?


Presidential Veto

Presidential Veto Definition - What is a presidential veto? What does the term presidential veto mean?


Prime Broker

What is a prime broker? What is the definition of a prime broker? What exactly does a prime broker do?


Privatization

Privatization Definition - what does the term privatization mean? What is meant by privatization?


Profit Margin

What does the term profit margin mean? What is meant by profit margin?


Profit Sharing

Profit Sharing Definition - what does the term profit sharing mean? What is meant by profit sharing?


Profit Warning

What is a profit warning? What is the definition of the term profit warning? What does profit warning mean?


Prop Trader

Prop Trader Definition - what is a prop trader? What is the definition of the term prop trader?


Prop Trading

What is prop trading? What is the definition of a prop trading firm? Who would trade at a prop firm?


Property Tax

Property Tax Definition - what does the term property tax mean? What is meant by the term property tax?


Protest Vote

Protest Vote Definition - What does the term protest vote mean? What is meant by the term protest vote?


Public Debt

What is public debt? What is the definition of the term public debt? Who is included in public debt numbers?


Pump and Dump

What is a pump and dump? Why are pump and dumps frowned upon by the SEC? What is the definition of a pump and dump?


Puppet Ruler

Puppet Ruler Definition - what does the term puppet ruler mean? What does puppet ruler mean?


Purple State

Purple State Definition - what does the term purple state mean? What is meant by the term purple state?


Pyrrhic Victory

Pyrrhic Victory Definition - What does the term pyrrhic victory mean? What is meant by pyrrhic victory?


Rain Check

Rain Check Definition - what does the term rain check mean? What is meant by a rain check?


Rainy Day Fund

Rainy Day Fund Definition - what does the term rainy day fund mean? What is meant by rainy day fund?


Reaganomics

What is Reaganomics? What does Reaganomics mean? What is the definition of Reaganomics?


Real Dollars

What are real dollars? What is the definition of the term real dollars? What are real dollars vs nominal dollars?


Recency Bias

Recency Bias Definition - what does the term recency bias mean? What is the definition of the term recency bias?


Recession Generation, Generation R

What is Generation R? What does the term Generation R mean? What is meant by the recession generation?


Recession Proof Industry

Recession Proof Industry - what is the definition of the term recession proof industry? What does recession proof industry mean?


Recurring Revenues

What are recurring revenues? What does the term recurring revenues mean? What is meant by recurring revenues?


Red Flag

What is a red flag? What is the definition of the term red flag? What does the term red flag mean?


Red Ink

Red Ink Definition - what does the term red ink mean? What is meant by the term red ink?


Red State

Red State Definition - what does the term red state mean? What is meant by the term red state?


Relocation

Relocation Definition - what does the term relocation mean? What is meant by the term relocation?


Replacement Cost Policy

Replacement Cost Policy Definition - what does the term replacement cost policy mean? What is meant by replacement cost?


Reserve Currency

What is a reserve currency? What is the definition of the term reserve currency? Which is the US Dollar the default reserve currency?


Retail Shrinkage

Retail Shrinkage - what does the term retail shrinkage mean? What is meant by retail shrinkage?


Return

Return Definition - what does the term return mean? What is meant by a return on an investment?


Return on Investment (ROI)

What does return on investment mean? What is the definition of the term Return on Investment, or ROI?


Reverse Stock Split

What is a reverse stock split? Why is it normally a very bad sign of things to come for the company that decides to partake in one?


Revolving Credit

What is revolving credit? What is the definition of revolving credit? What does the term revolving credit mean?


Rigged Markets

Rigged Markets Definition - what does the term rigged markets mean? What is meant by the term rigged markets?


Right Wing

Right Wing Definition - What Does The Term Right Wing Mean? What is meant by the term right winger?


Ring-Fencing

What is ring-fencing? What is the definition of ring-fencing? What does ring-fencing mean?


Risk Averse

Risk Averse Definition - What is the definition of the term risk averse? What does risk averse mean?


Roth IRA

Roth IRA Definition - what does the term Roth IRA mean? What is meant by Roth IRA?


Rule of 500

Rule of 500 Definition - what does the term rule of 500 mean? What is meant by the term rule of 500?


Running Mate

Running Mate Definition - what does the term running mate mean? What is meant by the term running mate?


Runoff Election

Runoff Election Definition - what does the term runoff election mean? What is meant by runoff election?


Safe State

Safe State Definition - what does the term safe state mean? What is meant by safe state?


Salary Cap

Salary Cap Definition - what does the term salary cap mean? What is the definition of the term salary cap?


Same-store Sales

Same-store sales Definition - what does the term same-store sales mean? What is meant by same-store sales?


Santa Claus Rally

What is the Santa Claus rally? What does the term Santa Claus Rally mean?


Scalping

Scalping Definition - what does the term scalping mean? What is meant by the term scalping?


Schedule 13D

What is a Schedule 13D? What is the definition of a Schedule 13D?


Schedule 13G

What is the definition of a Schedule 13G? Under what circumstances would an investor need to file a Schedule 13G?


Secession

Secession Definition - what does the term secession mean? What is the definition of the term secession?


Secondary Offering

What is a secondary offering? What is the definition of a secondary offering? Why would companies be interested in diluting their shareholders?


Secret Ballot

Secret Ballot Definition - what does the term secret ballot mean? What is meant by the term secret ballot?


Sector Fund

Sector Fund Definition - what does the term sector fund mean? What is meant by a sector fund?


Secured Loan

Secured Loan Definition - what does the term secured loan mean? What is the definition of the term secured loan?


Seed Capital

Seed Capital Definition - What does the term seed capital mean? What is meant by seed capital?


Selective Default

Selective Default Definition - What does the term selective default mean? What is meant by selective default?


Sell in May and Go Away

Sell in May and Go Away Meaning - What does Sell in May and Go Away Mean?


Sell Rating

What is a sell rating? What is the definition of the term sell rating? Why would a broker give a company a sell rating?


Sequestration

Sequestration Definition - what does the term sequestration mean? What is the definition of sequestration?


Shadow Inventory

What does the term shadow inventory mean? What is meant by the term shadow inventory?


Sheeple

Sheeple Definition - what does the term sheeple mean? What is meant by the term sheeple?


Short and Distort

What is a short and distort? What is the meaning of the term short and distort? What is the definition of short and distort?


Short Covering

What is short covering? What is the definition of short covering? What does the term short covering mean?


Short Interest Ratio

What is the short interest ratio? What is short interest ratio? What does short interest ratio mean?


Short Squeeze

What is a short squeeze? How does short squeezes occur, and what are the optimal conditions for a short squeeze?


Sin Tax

What is a sin tax? What is the definition of the term sin tax? What does the term sin tax mean?


Skittish Market

What is a skittish market? What is the definition of the term skittish market?


Slander

Slander Definition - what does the term slander mean? What is meant by the term slander?


Slowdown

Slowdown Definition - what does the term slowdown mean? What is meant by the term slowdown?


Slumlord

Slumlord Definition - what does the term slumlord mean? What is the definition of the term slumlord?


Slush Fund

Slush Fund Definition - what does the term slush fund mean? What is meant by the term slush fund?


Small Cap Stock

What is a small cap stock? What is the definition of a small cap stock? What does the term small cap stock mean?


Snake Oil Salesman

What is a snake oil salesman? What is the definition of the term snake oil salesman? Why is it bad is somebody is called a snake oil salesman?


Soak the Rich

What does soak the rich mean? What is the definition of soak the rich? What is meant by soak the rich economics?


Social Security Trust Fund

Social Security Trust Fund Definition - what does the term Social Security trust fund mean?


Soft Cap

Soft Cap Definition - what does the term soft cap mean? What is meant by the term soft cap as it applies to the world of sports?


Sovereign Debt Default

What is a sovereign debt default? What occurs when a sovereign nation defaults on their debt obligations?


Spoiled Vote

Spoiled Vote Definition - what does the term spoiled vote mean? What is meant by spoiled vote?


Stable Investment

Stable Investment Definition - what does the term stable investment mean? What is meant by the term stable investment?


Stagflation

What is stagflation? What is the definition of stagflation? When has stagflation taken place in the past?


Stalking Horse Bid

What is a stalking horse bid? What is the definition of a stalking horse bid? What does stalking horse bid mean?


Starve the Beast

What does the term starve the beast mean? What is meant by starving the beast? What is the definition of starve the beast?


Statutory Debt Limit

Statutory Debt Limit Definition - what does the term statutory debt limit mean? What is the definition of statutory debt limit?


Stay The Course

Stay the Course Definition - What does the term stay the course mean? What is meant by stay the course?


Staycation

Staycation Definition - what does the term staycation mean? What is the definition of the term staycation?


Stock Basher

What is a stock basher? What is the definition of the term stock basher? What does stock basher mean?


Stock Float

What does the term stock float mean, and why it is important to know? The stock float can be important in trying to determine future volatility in a company, or the potential move after a company releases good or bad news.


Stock Market Bubble

What is a stock market bubble? What is the definition of a stock market bubble? What does the term stock market bubble mean?


Stock Split

What is a stock split? What is the definition of a stock split? Why would a company want to split their shares?


Stock Transaction Tax

What is the stock transaction tax? What is the definition of the stock transaction tax? How much will the tax cost?


Stop Loss

What is a stop loss? What is the definition of a stop loss? What does the term stop loss mean?


Strike

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