Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms


Author: John Downes,Jordan Goodman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1438092547
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 912
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More than 5,000 terms related to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, banking, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets are presented alphabetically with descriptions. The new ninth edition has been updated to take account of new financial regulations and recent dramatic swings in equities, credit, and other financial developments. Readers will also find a list of financial abbreviations and acronyms, as well as illustrative diagrams and charts. Here’s a valuable, thorough dictionary for business students, financial professionals, or private investors.

Dictionary of Business Terms


Author: Jack P. Friedman
Publisher: Barron's snippet
ISBN: 9780764135347
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 745
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Expanded with new entries and updated to reflect recent economic developments and the current business climate, this quick-reference dictionary defines more than 7,500 terms relating to accounting, taxation, advertising, business law, communications, transportation, computers and the Internet, economics, finance, insurance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, and statistics. Definitions come with examples, illustrations, and cross-references. An appendix defines hundreds of business-related abbreviations and acronyms. Here is a useful, easy-to-understand reference book with information that is helpful to everyone involved in business activities, whether novices or experienced business executives.

Dictionary of Accounting Terms


Author: Jae K. Shim,Joel G. Siegel
Publisher: Barron's snippet
ISBN: 9780764143106
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 523
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The updated edition of this quick-reference short-entry dictionary defines more than 2,500 accounting, auditing, compliance, and tax-related terms. General areas covered include financial accounting and reporting, managerial and cost management, auditing and financial statement analysis, compliance, and information technology (IT) terms. Also included are many terms from related business disciplines that the accountant must know, such as finance, personal finance, investments, Internet, economics, quantitative tools, and international finance.

Dictionary of Banking Terms


Author: Thomas P. Fitch
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764132636
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 534
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For students and practitioners alike, this resource provides retail and investment banking terms, products, theories, and concepts through more than three thousand terms in the fields of banking practices, laws, and regulations. Original.

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking


Author: Jonathan Law,John Smullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199229740
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 471
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This dictionary covers all aspects of finance and banking, from personal investments to international trading.

Barron's Finance & Investment Handbook


Author: John Downes,Jordan Elliot Goodman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780764150999
Category: Finance
Page: 1396
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Provides lists of brokers and defines important investment terms.

Dictionary of Real Estate Terms


Author: Jack P. Friedman,Jack C. Harris,John Bruce Lindeman
Publisher: Barron's snippet
ISBN: 9780764139369
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 537
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This updated and expanded edition of a valuable handbook for home buyers and sellers defines and explains more than 2,500 real estate terms related to mortgages and financing, brokerage law, architecture, rentals and leases, property insurance, and much more. The text is supplemented with more than 200 line illustrations plus graphs, charts, and tables. --publisher.

Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms


Author: Douglas Downing,Michael Covington,Melody Covington
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438008783
Category: Computers
Page: 584
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This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with: Practical guidance for business software users Computer security, law, and ethics Computer programming, with examples in several computer languages Internet culture and latest developments Previous editions of this user-friendly book have proved especially helpful to readers who feel intimidated by computer technicians' jargon. The authors clarify technical terminology while keeping to the highest standards of accuracy. One grateful reader called this book the "Rosetta Stone" for deciphering computer terms. Features many line illustrations and tables.

Financial Terms Dictionary

Terminology Plain and Simple Explained
Author: Thomas Herold
Publisher: Thomas Herold
ISBN: 1501030132
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Financial Terms Plain and Simple Explained This practical financial glossary helps you understand and comprehend common financial terms. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals. Compiled over the last 3 years from questions and feedback to financial articles published by the Wealth Building Course education program. This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It also includes most financial terms for investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until now. The following is an example term taken from the book to give you an idea about the writing style. Debasing the Currency Debasing the currency refers to the all too common historical process of lowering a currency’s actual value. In the past, this phrase commonly came to be associated with commodity money made principally from either silver or gold. Should the sum total of silver, gold, nickel, or copper be reduced, then the physical money is called debased. Even venerable institutions like the Roman Empire, with a thousand year history of growth and stability, have stooped to such debasing of the currency. Reasons that a government chooses to debase the currency in this way center around the financial benefits that the government is able to reap. These are done at the citizenry’s expense though. Governments that lowered the quantity of gold and silver in their coinage found that they could quietly mint more coins from a given fixed quantity of metal on hand. The downside to this for the general population centers on the inflation that this in turn causes. Such inflation is yet another benefit for the currency debasing government that then finds that it can pay off government debt or repudiate government bonds easier. The populace’s purchasing power is significantly reduced as a result of this, along with their then lowered standard of living. Debasing a currency lowers the value of the currency in question. Given enough time and abuse by the governing authorities, this debasing can even lead to a collapse in the existing currency that causes a newer currency or coinage to be created and launched for the nation or state. In present day times, debasing the currency is accomplished in more subtle means. Since currencies these days are made of only paper, involving no metal, debasing the currency simply involves printing additional paper dollars. With the advent of electronic banking, even this printing press operation is no longer required. The government simply creates money on a computer screen, literally conjuring it out of thin air. They are able to accomplish this in one of two ways. One way that they do this is via the Federal Reserve, which buys treasury securities by simply crediting the receivers’ bank accounts with electronically created money. The Federal Reserve then has tangible assets in Treasury bills that is it able to trade or sell when it wishes. Another way that this creation of money that debases the currency is able to be performed is through the Fractional Reserve Banking System. Since the Federal Reserve only requires banks to keep a ten percent reserve ratio of deposits on hand, these banks when they are credited funds from the Federal Reserve are able to loan this new money out in multiples that are equivalent to the leverage created by this ten percent only reserve ratio. In both of these ways, the Federal Reserve is able to create more money quietly and at will. This is how modern day debasing of the currency is effectively accomplished.

An Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions


Author: Maureen Burton,Reynold F. Nesiba,Bruce Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476743
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 700
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Completely revised and updated to include the ongoing financial crisis and the Obama administration's programs to combat it, this is the best available introductory textbook for an undergraduate course on Financial Markets and Institutions. It provides balanced coverage of theories, policies, and institutions in a conversational style that avoids complex models and mathematics, making it a student-friendly text with many unique teaching features. Financial crises, global competition, deregulation, technological innovation, and growing government oversight have significantly changed financial markets and institutions. The new edition of this text is designed to capture the ongoing changes, and to present an analytical framework that enables students to understand and anticipate changes in the financial system and accompanying changes in markets and institutions. The text includes Learning Objectives and end-of-chapter Key Words and Questions, and an online Instructor's Manual is available to adopters.

Dictionary of Business and Economics Terms


Author: Jack P. Friedman
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764147579
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 800
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Small in size but packed with detailed information, Barron's Business Dictionaries are extremely useful and economical reference sources for business students, business managers, and general readers seeking advice and information on specific business subjects. Each pocket-size book defines thousands of authoritative yet specialized terms within its subject area and features an abundance of diagrams, charts, and line art. These are must-haves for students and professionals alike. This revised and expanded dictionary defines approximately 8,000 terms relating to accounting, taxation, advertising, business law, communications, transportation, computers and the Internet, insurance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, and statistics. This brand-new edition has been expanded to include more than 150 new terms specifically relating to finance and economics.

Dictionary of Tax Terms


Author: D. Larry Crumbley,Jack P. Friedman
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 358
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Provides concise definitions, but is not intended as a current authority. Includes terms connected with income, excise, sales, and property tax, as well as Social Security. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

A Dictionary of Business and Management


Author: Jonathan Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199684987
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
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This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.

Business Words You Should Know

From accelerated Depreciation to Zero-based Budgeting - Learn the Lingo for Any Field
Author: H. Dean McKay,P.T. Shank
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440501017
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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"Do you know what Accounting Noise is? How about Illiquid? Bricks and Clicks? Any idea what GAAP, LBO, RFP, or SOW stand for? Let's face it: You can't survive the corporate jungle today unless you speak the language. It's time to learn! With this easy-to-use, easy-to-understand guide, you will: Learn key business vocabulary and how to use it confidently Be able to reference critical terms from all areas of business Locate more than 1,000 clear definitions Set up in dictionary style, Business Words You Should Know features not only definitions, but also offers sample sentences and similar terms for each entry, as well as lists of acronyms and common business concepts. Whether you're looking for a job or are already in the thick of today's challenge business environment, you'll speak the language of the pros in no time!

Business Law


Author: Robert W. Emerson
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764142406
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 756
View: 2009

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(back cover) Business Law Barron's Business Review books make excellent supplements to college textbooks, and also serve as fine main texts in adult education courses or business brush-up programs. All titles in this series define relevant business terms, review important concepts, and describe examples of business transactions. This newly revised title focuses on applied business law--the importance of legal theory in the everyday business world. It offers concise explanations for such subjects as litigation, the Constitution, contracts, commercial relations, property interests, bankruptcy, antitrust law, the Uniform Commercial Code, labor and employment law, torts, privacy rights, consumer protection, intellectual property, business crimes, securities law, and international law. Many other topics are also discussed. Current statutes and court cases are cited, and a comprehensive glossary defines over 2,200 words.

Stock Market Dictionary

A Collection of 587 Glossary and 123 Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms
Author: A. Sulthan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974309801
Category:
Page: 230
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Stock Market Dictionary has been produced to aid beginners in the challenging task of becoming familiar with new vocabulary and terminology that is used in Stock exchanges. This could be a valuable reference tool that can be used when attending seminars, watching or listening to financial programs and reading the financial market material. The book contains 587 glossary and 123 commonly used abbreviations and acronyms in finance and the stock market.

The Devil's Financial Dictionary


Author: Jason Zweig
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396065
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.

The Principles of Banking


Author: Moorad Choudhry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470827025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
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The ultimate guide for bank management: how to survive and thrive throughout the business cycle An essential guide for bankers and students of finance everywhere, The Principles of Banking reiterates that the primary requirement of banking—sound capital and liquidity risk management—had been forgotten in the years prior to the financial crash. Serving as a policy guide for market practitioners and regulators at all levels, the book explains the keys to success that bankers need to follow during good times in order to be prepared for the bad, providing in-depth guidance and technical analysis of exactly what constitutes good banking practice. Accessible to professionals and students alike, The Principles of Banking covers issues of practical importance to bank practitioners, including asset-liability management, liquidity risk, internal transfer pricing, capital management, stress testing, and more. With an emphasis on viewing business cycles as patterns of stable and stressful market behavior, and rich with worked examples illustrating the key principles of bank asset-liability management, the book is an essential policy guide for today and tomorrow. It also offers readers access to an accompanying website holding policy templates and teaching aids. Illustrates how unsound banking practices that were evident in previous bank crashes were repeated during the creation of the 2007-2008 financial market crisis Provides a template that can be used to create a sound liquidity and asset-liability management framework at any bank An essential resource for the international banking community as it seeks to re-establish its credibility, as well as for students of finance Explains the original principles of banking, including sound lending policy and liquidity management, and why these need to be restated in order to avoid another bank crisis at the time of the next economic recession Covers topics of particular importance to students and academia, many of which are marginally—if ever—addressed in current text books on finance Offers readers access to a companion website featuring invaluable learning and teaching aids Written by a banking practitioner with extensive professional and teaching experience in the field, The Principles of Banking explains exactly how to get back to basics in risk management in the banking community, essential if we are to maintain a sustainable banking industry. “engaging and interesting and, more importantly, easily understood, allowing a clear picture to emerge of how the principle or concept under discussion is to be applied in the real world.” - Graeme Wolvaardt, Head of Market & Liquidity Risk Control, Europe Arab Bank Plc