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Financial terms starting with "B"

1. bancassurance

2. Black And Code

3. blocked account

4. Built To Flip

5. budget variance

6. bank reconciliation

7. Basel III

8. Bid-ask Spread

9. Boston ridge

10. business

11. basic banking service

12. bull header

13. boot truck

14. By-catch

15. buying economies of scale

16. bond basis book

17. Breakout

18. Broad Index Synthetic Trust Offering (BISTRO)

19. bending moment

20. buy limit order

21. Bilateral Exchange

22. Business Records Exception

23. breach of contract

24. burn-off

25. Back months

26. budgetary accountability

27. blank stock

28. bias ratio

29. Balance-sheet-based Aggregate Accruals

30. Bull-bear bond

31. Bolsa De Comercio De Santiago

32. BSE Sensex

33. butyl

34. bad cheque

35. balancing the books

36. bid deducts

37. builder's risk coverage forms

38. Basic Pension

39. barren money

40. Barter Transactions

41. Bait Record

42. business segment report

43. Bifurcate

44. broker booth support system (BBSS)

45. Blue Sheets

46. Bondholder

47. balcony

48. Bear trap

49. Back-up withholding

50. bias

51. beveled edge

52. Breeden, Douglas T.

53. Beggar-thy-neighbor

54. broker's commission

55. Baker V. Carr (1962)

56. Blue Screen

57. Browser

58. bargain tax date

59. Baa3

60. Blue chip stocks

61. bilateral credit

62. Business License

63. bargaining unit

64. boost

65. back up the truck

66. bond floor

67. Ballot

68. blanket contractual liability insurance

69. Benefits Lost If Lender Sells Loan

70. backing away

71. BSE Index

72. Bonded Warehouse

73. B2C

74. Bulletin Boards

75. Business Birth

76. Bankruptcy Act of 1934

77. bankruptcy estate

78. breakeven tax rate

79. business owner policy (BOP)

80. Borrower Benefits

81. Boy Scouts Of America V. Dale (2000)

82. Biffex

83. Bullet contract

84. Base interest rate

85. batch trading

86. boomernomics

87. berhad

88. Brady Material

89. branch drain

90. baffle

91. Bait-and-Switch

92. buy to close

93. Bruise

94. blended risk


96. Broker, Real Estate

97. Beta Test

98. Bonus Time

99. Back Spread

100. bracket together

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The measure of an asset's risk in relation to the market (for example, the S&P500) or to an alternative benchmark or factors. Roughly speaking, a security with a beta of 1.5, will have move, on average, 1.5 times the market return. [More precisely, that stock's excess return (over and above a short-term money market rate) is expected to move 1.5 times the market excess return).] according to asset pricing theory, beta represents the type of risk, systematic risk, that cannot be diversified away. When using beta, there are a number of issues that you need to be aware of: (1) betas may change through time; (2) betas may be different depending on the direction of the market (i.e. betas may be greater for down moves in the market rather than up moves); (3) the estimated beta will be biased if the security does not frequently trade; (4) the beta is not necessarily a complete measure of risk (you may need multiple betas). Also, note that the beta is a measure of co-movement, not volatility. It is possible for a security to have a zero beta and higher volatility than the market.

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