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K Percent Rule
K Ratio
KBW Bank Index
KES (Kenyan Shilling)
KHR (Cambodian Riel)
KMF (Comorian Franc)
KOF Economic Barometer
KPW (North Korean Won)
KRW (Korean Won)
KWD (Kuwaiti Dinar)
KYD (Cayman Islands Dollar)
KZT (Kazakhstan Tenge)
Kagi Chart
The Kagi chart is a chart used for tracking price movements and to make decisions on purchasing stock. It differs from traditional stock charts such as the Candlestick chart by being mostly independent of time. This feature aids in producing a chart that reduces random noise.
Kairi Relative Index
Kaizen, is the Japanese word for "improvement". In business, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply chain. It has been applied in healthcare, psychotherapy, life-coaching, government, banking, and other industries. By improving standardized programmes and processes, kaizen aims to eliminate waste. Kaizen was first practiced in Japanese businesses after the Second World War, influenced in part by American business and quality-management teachers, and most notably as part of The Toyota Way. It has since spread throughout the world and has been applied to environments outside business and productivity.
Kakaku Yusen
Kamikaze Defense
Kanban is a scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing. Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota, developed kanban to improve manufacturing efficiency. Kanban is one method to achieve JIT. The system takes its name from the cards that track production within a factory. For many in the automotive sector Kanban is known as "Toyota name plate system" and as such some other auto makers won't use the term Kanban.
Kangaroo Bond
The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo. Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos lived within the commercial harvest areas of Australia in 2011, up from 25.1 million one year earlier.
Karl Albrecht
Karl Hans Albrecht was a German entrepreneur who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. He was for many years the richest person in Germany. As of February 2014, he was ranked as 21st-richest person in the world by Hurun Report.
Karl Marx
Katie Couric Clause
Kazakhstan National Fund
The government of Kazakhstan created the National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2000 in order to manage oil revenue more effectively. Tax revenues from certain oil and gas companies accumulate this fund. The list of oil and gas companies updated by the government of Kazakhstan.
Keefe Bank Index
Keepwell Agreement
A keiretsu is a set of companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings. It is a type of informal business group. The keiretsu maintained dominance over the Japanese economy for the second half of the 20th century.
Kelley School Of Business Indiana University)
Kellogg School Of Management
The Kellogg School of Management is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers MBA, MSMS, and PhD programs, along with dual-MBA/JD, dual-MBA/MDI, and MMM programs. Kellogg partners with schools in China, France, Singapore, India, Spain, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.
Keltner Channel
Keltner channel is a technical analysis indicator showing a central moving average line plus channel lines at a distance above and below. The indicator is named after Chester W. Keltner who described it in his 1960 book How To Make Money in Commodities. This name was applied by those who heard about it from him, but Keltner called it the ten-day moving average trading rule and indeed made no claim to any originality for the idea.
Kenneth Arrow
Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Arrow was an American economist, mathematician, writer, and political theorist. He was the joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with John Hicks in 1972.
Kenneth I. Chenault
Kenneth Irvine Chenault is an American business executive. He was the CEO and Chairman of American Express from 2001 until 2018. He is the third black CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Keogh Plan
Keogh plans are a type of retirement plan for self-employed people and small businesses in the United States.
Key Currency
Key Employee
Key employee, in U.S. Internal Revenue Service terminology, is an employee classification used when determining if company-sponsored qualified retirement plans, including 401 defined benefit plans and 401s, are considered "top-heavy" or, in other words, weighted towards the company's more highly compensated individuals.
Key Money
Key money is one of several forms of payment made to a landlord. The term has various meanings in different parts of the world. It sometimes means money paid to an existing tenant who assigns a lease to a new tenant where the rent is below market. It sometimes means a bribe to a landlord. In other parts of the world, it is used synonymously with normal security deposits, which are used to cover nonpayment of rent and excessive damage to a rental unit.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Key Person Insurance
Key person insurance, also commonly called keyman insurance and key man insurance or 'key employee insurance', is an important form of business insurance. There is no legal definition of "key person insurance". In general, it can be described as an insurance policy taken out by a business to compensate that business for financial losses that would arise from the death or extended incapacity of an important member of the business. To put it simply, key person insurance is a standard life insurance or trauma insurance policy that is used for business succession or business protection purposes. The policy's term does not extend beyond the period of the key person's usefulness to the business. Key person policies are usually owned by the business and the aim is to compensate the business for losses incurred with the loss of a key income generator and facilitate business continuity.
Key Rate Duration
Key Rate
Key Ratio
Keynesian Economics
Keynesian economics are the various macroeconomic theories about how in the short run – and especially during recessions – economic output is strongly influenced by aggregate demand. In the Keynesian view, aggregate demand does not necessarily equal the productive capacity of the economy; instead, it is influenced by a host of factors and sometimes behaves erratically, affecting production, employment, and inflation.
Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Khazanah Nasional Berhad is the sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Malaysia.
Kiasu is a Hokkien word that means a grasping, selfish attitude.
Kicker Pattern
Kicking The Tires
Kiddie Tax
The kiddie tax rule exists in the United States of America and can be found in Internal Revenue Code § 1, which "taxes certain unearned income of a child at the parent's marginal rate, no matter whether the child can be claimed as a dependent on the parent's return".
Kidnap Insurance
Kids In Parents' Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings (KIPPERS)
Kijun Line
Kijun Sen
Killer Application
In marketing terminology, a killer application is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology, such as computer hardware, a gaming console, software, a programming language, a software platform, or an operating system. In other words, consumers would buy the hardware just to run that application. A killer app can substantially increase sales of the platform on which it runs.
Killer Bees
Kiwi Bond
Klinger Oscillator
Knock In Option
Knock Out Option
Know Your Client (KYC)
Knowledge Capital
Knowledge management is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organisation. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge.
Knowledge Economy
The knowledge economy is the use of knowledge to generate tangible and intangible values. Technology, and in particular, knowledge technology, helps to incorporate part of human knowledge into machines. This knowledge can be used by decision support systems in various fields to generate economic value. Knowledge economy is also possible without technology.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
Knowledge process outsourcing describes the outsourcing of core information-related business activities which are competitively important or form an integral part of a company's value chain. KPO requires advanced analytical and technical skills as well as a high degree of specialist expertise.
Kondratieff Wave
In economics, Kondratiev waves are hypothesized cycle-like phenomena in the modern world economy.
Kondratiev Wave
In economics, Kondratiev waves are hypothesized cycle-like phenomena in the modern world economy.
Korea Investment Corporation
Korea Investment Corporation was established in 2005 to preserve and enhance the long-term purchasing power of South Korea's sovereign wealth through efficient management of public funds in the international financial markets. KIC manages assets entrusted by the Government, the Bank of Korea, and other public funds as defined under the National Finance Act. KIC directly invests the entrusted assets or re-entrusts the assets to external managers. KIC's Total assets under management stood at US$91.8 billion at the end of 4th quarter 2015.
Korea Stock Exchange (KSC) .KS
Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes (KOSPI)
Krannert School of Management
The Krannert School of Management is the school of management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. The business school offers instruction at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.
Krugerrand Gold Coin
Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLS) .KL
In probability theory and statistics, kurtosis is a measure of the "tailedness" of the probability distribution of a real-valued random variable. In a similar way to the concept of skewness, kurtosis is a descriptor of the shape of a probability distribution and, just as for skewness, there are different ways of quantifying it for a theoretical distribution and corresponding ways of estimating it from a sample from a population. Depending on the particular measure of kurtosis that is used, there are various interpretations of kurtosis, and of how particular measures should be interpreted.
Kuwait Investment Authority
The Kuwait Investment Authority is Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund, managing body, specializing in local and foreign investment. It is the 5th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world with assets exceeding $592 billion. It is a member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and has signed up to the Santiago Principles on best practice in managing sovereign wealth funds.
Kyoto Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, based on the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring and it is extremely likely that human-made CO2 emissions have predominantly caused it. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. There are currently 192 parties to the Protocol.
Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS)