101 Results for Tag: change

Kyoto Protocol

DefinitionThe 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 emiss


DefinitionKanban is a scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing. Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota, developed kanban to improve manufacturing effic

Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) What is 'Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act - HIPAA' An act created by the U.S Congress in 1996 that amends bot


DefinitionA heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. "Heat map" is a newer term but shading matrices have e

Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices (HICP)

Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices (HICP) What is 'Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices - HICP' A list of the final costs paid by European consumers for the items in a basket of common goo

Healthcare Sector

Healthcare Sector What is the 'Healthcare Sector' The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and healthcare goods or services. The healthcare sector includes hospi

Yield To Average Life

Yield To Average Life What is 'Yield To Average Life' The yield on a fixed-income security when the average maturity is substituted for the maturity date of the issue. It is particularly u

Yield Curve Risk

Yield Curve Risk What is the 'Yield Curve Risk' The yield curve risk is the risk of experiencing an adverse shift in market interest rates associated with investing in a fixed income instr

Impaired Credit

Impaired Credit What is 'Impaired Credit' A deterioration in the creditworthiness of an individual or entity. This is usually reflected through a lower credit score, in the case of an indi

Yield Spread Premium

DefinitionA yield spread premium is the money or rebate paid to a mortgage broker for giving a borrower a higher interest rate on a loan in exchange for lower up front costs, generally paid
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