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The layman’s finance crisis glossary

Posted by Yogesh on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008

City traders

The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front page of newspapers, with jargon now abounding everywhere from the watercooler to the back of a taxi.

Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words coined to describe some of the social effects of the credit crunch.

AAA-rating
Administration
Assets
Bear market
Bond
Bull market
Capital
Carry trade
Chapter 11
Capitulation
Chapter 11
Collateralised debt obligation
Commercial paper
Commodities
Correction
Credit crunch
Credit default swap
Currency peg
Dead cat bounce
Deflation
Derivatives
Dividends
Equity
Fundamentals
Futures
Futures
GDP
Hedge fund
Hedging
Inflation
Investment bank
Keynesian economics
Limited liability
Leveraging
Libor
Liquidity
Loans to deposit ratio
Mark-to-market
Money markets
Monoline insurance
Mortgage-backed securities
Naked short selling
Nationalisation
Negative equity
Preference shares
Profit warning
Rating
Recapitalisation
Recession
Retained earnings
Rights issue
Securities lending
Securitisation
Security
Short selling
Spiv
Stagflation
Sub-prime mortgages
Swap
Tier 1 capital
Toxic debts
Underwriters
Unwind
Warrants
Write-down
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