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Oliver E. Williamson

DefinitionOliver Eaton Williamson is an American economist, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which

Old Economy

DefinitionOld Economy Village is a historic settlement in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, it lies on

October Effect

October Effect What is 'October Effect' The theory that stocks tend to decline during the month of October. The October effect is considered mainly to be a psychological expectation rather

Mancession

Mancession What is 'Mancession' An economic instance in which the unemployment rate is substantially higher among men than it is among women. The term "mancession" was coined during the fi

Making Home Affordable

DefinitionThe Making Home Affordable program of the United States Treasury was launched in 2009 as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The main activity under MHA is the Home Affordab

Rainmaker

Rainmaker What is 'Rainmaker' A broker or financial advisor who brings a large number of wealthy clients to the firm he or she works for. Rainmakers are skilled at expanding their client b

Securities and Exchange Commission – SEC

DefinitionThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is an independent agency of the United States federal government. The SEC holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securit

Backdating

DefinitionOptions backdating is the practice of altering the date a stock option was granted, to a usually earlier date at which the underlying stock price was lower. This is a way of repric

Back Up The Truck

Back Up The Truck What is 'Back Up The Truck' Slang that refers to the purchase of a large position in a stock or other financial asset by an investor or trader. Typically, when someone is

Variable Rate Demand Bond

Variable Rate Demand Bond What is 'Variable Rate Demand Bond' A bond with floating coupon payments that are adjusted at specific intervals. The bond is payable to the bondholder upon deman
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