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Bulldog market

The foreign market in the United Kingdom.


Homemade dividend

Sale of some shares of stock to get cash that would be similar to receiving a cash dividend.


Interest payments

Contractual debt payments based on the coupon rate of interest and the principal amount.


Possessions corporation

A type of corporation permitted under the U.S. tax code whereby a branch operation
in a U.S. possessions can obtain tax benefits as though it were operating as a foreign subsidiary.


Trust receipt

Receipt for goods that are to be held in trust for the lender.


Wall Street analyst

Related: Sell-side analyst.



Discounted cash flow (DCF)

A method of investment appraisal that discounts future cash flows to present value using a discount rate, which is the risk-adjusted cost of capital.


Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

A model for estimating equilibrium rates of return and values of
assets in financial markets; uses beta as a measure of asset risk
relative to market risk


Delta

The rate of change of the price of a derivative security relative to the
price of the underlying asset; i.e., the first derivative of the curve that relates
the price of the derivative to the price of the underlying security.


Standard deviation

A measure of the variation in a distribution, equal to the
square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the deviations from the
arithmetic mean; the square root of the variance.


Demand-Pull Inflation

Inflation whose initial cause is excess demand rather than cost increases. See also cost-push inflation.


Open-Market Operations

Buying or selling of bonds by the central bank.


Farm Improvement and Marketing Cooperatives Loans Act

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Fixed Expenses

Cost of doing business which does not change with the volume of business. Examples might be rent for business premises, insurance payments, heat and light.


Spread

The difference between items typically between two rates of interest or currencies.


 

 

 

 

 



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