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fat tail

fat tail  n.— «Finance is about numbers, and some numerical analysis will always be needed to see trends and plan investment strategies. But there are limits to numerical jugglery, and this is the underlying message of the current round of...

black swan

black swan  n.— Note: Probably related to the theories of philosopher Karl Popper. «Finance is about numbers, and some numerical analysis will always be needed to see trends and plan investment strategies. But there are limits to numerical...

tote a note

tote a note v. phr. to finance a loan; in automobile sales, used attributively to connote dealer-financed loans for used cars. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

greenprint

greenprint  n.— «The Greenprint is a joint effort of the Trust for Public and the Cornwall-based Housatonic Valley Association, which, according to HVA’s Web site “are working together to initiate a community-based mapping...

recovery officer

recovery officer  n.— «A new gang of robbers is on the city roads. They can deprive you of your car while you are heading to attend a cremation or are out with your family for the evening. They are law unto themselves and its enforcers as...

welfare wall

welfare wall  n.— «Flaherty’s target is a situation often called “the welfare wall.” As a result of increased taxes and reduced income support from government programs, a typical single parent with one child who takes a low...

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