21 Results for Tag: situation

Hazard Insurance

DefinitionHome insurance, also commonly called homeowner's insurance, is a type of property insurance that covers a private residence. It is an insurance policy that combines various persona

Ifo Business Climate Survey

Ifo Business Climate Survey What is 'Ifo Business Climate Survey' A key monthly survey that measures the business climate in Germany. It is widely followed as an early indicator of the sta

Natural Monopoly

DefinitionA natural monopoly is a monopoly in an industry in which high infrastructural costs and other barriers to entry relative to the size of the market give the largest supplier in an i

Rational Behavior

Rational Behavior What is 'Rational Behavior' A rational behavior decision-making process is based on making choices that result in the most optimal level of benefit or utility for the ind


DefinitionRationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services, or an artificial restriction of demand. Rationing controls the size of the ration, which is one's


DefinitionNormal backwardation, also sometimes called backwardation, is the market condition wherein the price of a commodities' forward or futures contract is trading below the expected spo


DefinitionContango is a situation where the futures price of a commodity is higher than the anticipated spot price at maturity of the futures contract. In a contango situation, arbitrageurs/

Imperfect Competition

DefinitionIn economic theory, imperfect competition is a type of market structure showing some but not all features of competitive markets. Imperfect Competition What is 'Imperfect Competit

Pareto Improvement

DefinitionPareto efficiency or Pareto optimality is a state of allocation of resources from which it is impossible to reallocate so as to make any one individual or preference criterion bett

Passive Management

DefinitionPassive management is an investing strategy that tracks a market-weighted index or portfolio. The most popular method is to mimic the performance of an externally specified index b
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