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W 2 Form
W 4 Form
W 8 Form
W 9 Form
W Shaped Recovery
W.P. Carey School of Business
WACC Weighted Average Cost of Capital (Under Review)
Wachovia Hybrid and Preferred Securities (WHPPSM) Indicies
Wage Assignment
Wage Earner Plan (Chapter 13 Bankruptcy)
Wage Expense
Wage Price Spiral
Wage Push Inflation
Waiting Period
A waiting period is the period of time between when an action is requested or mandated and when it occurs.
Waiver Of Coinsurance Clause
Waiver Of Demand
Waiver Of Exemption
Waiver Of Inventory Clause
Waiver Of Notice
Waiver Of Premium For Disability
Waiver Of Premium For Payer Benefit
Waiver Of Premium Rider
Waiver Of Restoration Premium
Waiver Of Subrogation
Wal Mart Effect
Walk Away Lease
Walk Through Test
Wall Of Worry
Wall Street
Walras' Law
Walras' law is a principle in general equilibrium theory asserting that budget constraints imply that the values of excess demand must sum to zero. That is...
Walrasian Market
Wanton Disregard
War Babies
War Bond
War bonds are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditure in times of war.
War Chest
The Community Chests in the United States and Canada were fund-raising organizations that collected money from local businesses and workers and distributed it to community projects. The first Community Chest, "Community Fund", was founded in 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio by the Federation for Charity and Philanthropy. The number of Community Chest organizations increased from 39 to 353 between 1919 and 1929, and surpassed 1,000 by 1948. By 1963, and after several name changes, the term "United Way" was adopted in the United States, whereas the United Way/Centraide name was not adopted in Canada until 1973–74.
War Damage Insurance Corporation
War Economy
A war economy is the set of contingencies undertaken by a modern state to mobilize its economy for war production. Philippe Le Billon describes a war economy as a "system of producing, mobilizing and allocating resources to sustain the violence." Some measures taken include the increasing of Taylor rates as well as the introduction of resource allocation programs. Needless to say, every country approaches the reconfiguration of its economy in a different way.
War Exclusion Clause
War Risk Insurance
War risk insurance is a type of insurance which covers damage due to acts of war, including invasion, insurrection, rebellion and hijacking. Some policies also cover damage due to weapons of mass destruction. It is most commonly used in the shipping and aviation industries. War risk insurance generally has two components: War Risk Liability, which covers people and items inside the craft and is calculated based on the indemnity amount; and War Risk Hull, which covers the craft itself and is calculated based on the value of the craft. The premium varies based on the expected stability of the countries to which the vessel will travel.
War Risk
Warehouse Bond
Warehouse Financing
Warehouse Lending
Warehouse Receipt
A warehouse receipt is a document that provides proof of ownership of commodities that are stored in a warehouse, vault, or depository for safekeeping.
Warehouse To Warehouse Clause
Warehouser's Liability Form
A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial parks on the outskirts of cities, towns or villages.
Warm Calling
Warm Card
Warning Bulletin
Warrant Coverage
Warrant Premium
Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE)
Wash Out Round
Wash Sale Rule
Wash Sale
A wash sale is a sale of a security at a loss and repurchase of the same or substantially identical security shortly before or after. Wash sale regulations protect against an investor who holds an unrealized loss and wishes to make it claimable as a tax deduction within the current tax year. The security is then repurchased in the hope that it will recover its previous value, which would only become taxable in some future tax year. A wash sale can take place at any time during the year. In the UK, a similar practice which specifically takes place at the end of a calendar year is known as bed and breakfasting. In a bed-and-breakfasting transaction, a position is sold on the last trading day of the year to establish a tax loss. The same position is then repurchased early on the first session of the new trading year, to restore the position. The term, therefore, derives its name from the late sale and early morning repurchase.
Wash Trading
Wassily Leontief
Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief, was a Russian-American economist known for his research on input-output analysis and how changes in one economic sector may affect other sectors. Leontief won the Nobel Committee's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1973, and four of his doctoral students have also been awarded the prize.
Wasting Asset
Wasting Trust
Watch List
Water Damage Clause
Water Damage Insurance
Water Damage Legal Liability Insurance
Water ETF
Water Exclusion Clause
Water Pollution Liability
Water Quality Improvement Act Of 1970
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS)
Water Rights
Water right in water law refers to the right of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater. In areas with plentiful water and few users, such systems are generally not complicated or contentious. In other areas, especially arid areas where irrigation is practiced, such systems are often the source of conflict, both legal and physical. Some systems treat surface water and ground water in the same manner, while others use different principles for each.
Watercraft Nonowned Insurance
Watered Stock
Watered stock is an asset with an artificially-inflated value. The term is most commonly used to refer to a form of securities fraud common under older corporate laws that placed a heavy emphasis upon the par value of stock.
Waterfall Concept
Waterfall Payment
Weak Dollar
Weak Form Efficiency
Weak Hands
Weak Longs
Weak Shorts
Weak Sister
Wealth Added Index (WAI)
Wealth Management
Wealth management is an investment-advisory discipline which incorporates financial planning, investment portfolio management and a number of aggregated financial services. High-net-worth individuals, small-business owners and families who desire the assistance of a credentialed financial advisory specialist call upon wealth managers to coordinate retail banking, estate planning, legal resources, tax professionals and investment management. Wealth managers can have backgrounds as independent Chartered Financial Consultants, Certified Financial Planners or Chartered Financial Analysts, Chartered Strategic Wealth Professionals, Chartered Financial Planners, or any credentialed professional money managers who work to enhance the income, growth and tax-favored treatment of long-term investors.
Wealth Psychologist
Wealth Tax
A wealth tax is a levy on the total value of personal assets, including: bank deposits, real estate, assets in insurance and pension plans, ownership of unincorporated businesses, financial securities, and personal trusts. Typically liabilities are deducted, hence it is sometimes called a net wealth tax.
Wear And Tear Exclusion
Weighted Average Cost of Capital WACC
What is Working Capital?
Working capital is a financial metric which represents operating liquidity available to a business, organisation or other entity, including governmental entities. Along with working capital is considered a part of operating capital. Gross working capital is equal to current assets. Working capital is calculated as current assets minus current liabilities. If current assets are less than current liabilities, an entity has a working capital deficiency, also called a working capital deficit.
Working Capital (Under Review)