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Definition of Hyperinflation

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Hyperinflation

Extremely high inflation.



Related Terms:

Cost-Push Inflation

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


Demand-Pull Inflation

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


Disinflation

A reduction in the rate of inflation.


Hell-or-high-water contract

A contract that obligates a purchaser of a project's output to make cash
payments to the project in all events, even if no product is offered for sale.


High-coupon bond refunding

Refunding of a high-coupon bond with a new, lower coupon bond.



High-low-close chart

A financial chart usually used to plot the high, low,
open, and close price of a security over time. Plots are vertical lines whose top
is the high, bottom is the low, open is a short horizontal tick to the left, and
close is a short horizontal tick to the right.


high-low method

a technique used to determine the fixed
and variable portions of a mixed cost; it uses only the highest
and lowest levels of activity within the relevant range


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High-Powered Money

See money base.


High price

The highest (intraday) price of a stock over the past 52 weeks, adjusted for any stock splits.


High-Risk Small Business

Firm viewed as being particularly subject to risk from an investors perspective.


High-yield bond

See:junk bond.


Highly leveraged transaction (HLT)

Bank loan to a highly leveraged firm.


Inflation

The rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising.


inflation

Rate at which prices as a whole are increasing.


Inflation

A sustained increase in the general price level. The inflation rate is the percentage rate of change in the price level.


Inflation-escalator clause

A clause in a contract providing for increases or decreases in inflation based on
fluctuations in the cost of living, production costs, and so forth.


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Inflation risk

Also called purchasing-power risk, the risk that changes in the real return the investor will
realize after adjusting for inflation will be negative.


Inflation Tax

The loss in purchasing power due to inflation eroding the real value of financial assets such as cash.



Inflation uncertainty

The fact that future inflation rates are not known. It is a possible contributing factor to
the makeup of the term structure of interest rates.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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