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gazelle

gazelle  n.— «The term Gazelles usually refers to start-up companies, often in the high-tech sector, growing extremely fast.… In France for instance, “Gazelle” is a label granted to the 2000 fastest-growing companies during two...

January effect

January effect  n.— «Fundis in behavioral finance have put forward a number of reasons why the first month on the Christian calendar year is invariably bountiful in terms of stock market returns. In the United States, they use the term...

liar’s loan

liar’s loan  n.— «Over half of subprime mortgages are stated-income loans, loans which the industry often refers to as “liars loans.” The question is, who’s lying? According to a survey of over 2,000 mortgage brokers, 43% of...

finsurance

finsurance  n.— «Insurance companies are fighting for share of a market that totals more than 77 million Americans. Yes, boomers and others will likely invest a portion of their nest eggs in what Milevsky refers to as...

greenshoe

greenshoe  n.— «The “finding out” starts today when Finance Minister Nick Minchin tells us how many shares the Government has sold and at what price. Broadly he will tell us the Government has sold at least 4 billion...

prebate

prebate  n.— «The state has sent 53 property tax refund checks—known in the parlance of education finance as “prebate checks”—of more than $10,000.» —“Gov. offers property tax plan; speaker says it lacks...