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1. International Depository Receipt (IDR)

2. inter-city

3. Item Substitution

4. income gearing

5. International Road Transport

6. Interest Only (io)

7. Impairs An Exemption

8. Inbound And Outbound Quantities

9. igneous rock

10. investment grade debt instrument

11. Investment In Knowledge

12. Information Signaling

13. interval ownership

14. Intervention Stocks

15. intraday position

16. IG

17. interest rate margin

18. Internal Tourism Consumption

19. Index fund

20. inherit

21. Indexation

22. ICT Sector

23. Involuntary Lien

24. inside adjuster

25. Intra-company

26. Inbound Tourism

27. indemnity contract

28. implied agency

29. Investment Company Institute (ICI)

30. Impression

31. industrial property

32. incontestability clause

33. IRA

34. ISCED

35. Item Analysis

36. Internal SNA Satellite Account

37. Indifference curve

38. Intermediate trend

39. implied cap rate

40. integral lavatory

41. Investment Counsel Association of America (ICAA)

42. In Camera

43. Indexed bond

44. I-I page

45. isothermal

46. Italian Lira

47. infusorial earth

48. Interbank rate

49. inhibitor

50. implementation shortfall

51. incurable defect

52. International Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

53. Internet Banking

54. in-house

55. intercompany pricing

56. Inventory Turn

57. I-banker

58. Intestate Succession

59. Isp

60. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

61. infrared testing

62. Inventories Of Goods For Resale

63. intent to use

64. Inventory Cycle

65. income spreading

66. international architecture

67. Import/export letters of credit

68. In touch with

69. Installment payments

70. independent authenticator

71. Incompetence

72. impound account

73. index-linked certificate of deposit

74. Inverse Order Of Maturity

75. intensity

76. invisible trade

77. Inverted market

78. Irs Offset

79. insurance derivative

80. Interaction (between Species)

81. Incomplete Markets

82. in rem endorsement

83. Inland Waterways Transport (IWT)

84. Irr Rule

85. International Trade In Services

86. I

87. Investor’s Benchmark

88. I-bonds

89. Inchmaree clause

90. Indicia

91. IRR

92. incremental

93. Informational efficiency

94. IL

95. Incidental Expenses

96. indoor air quality

97. Irregular Component Of A Time Series

98. insurance company dividend

99. Independent Financial Advisor

100. inside bid

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Weather Derivative

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A weather derivative is a futures contract - or options on that futures contract - where the underlying commodity is a weather index.These derivatives work much the same way that interest-rate or stock index futures and options do, by creating a tradable commodity out of something that is relatively intangible. Analysts look at historical weather patterns - temperature, rainfall and other things - develop averages, and quantify the risk that weather will deviate from the average. Corporations use weather derivatives to hedge their risk that bad weather will cause a financial loss. For a cereal company, bad weather might be a drought, which would cause wheat prices to go up. For a home heating company, it could be warm days in November, which could lower demand for home heating oil. And for an amusement park it could be rain.The cereal company and the amusement park might buy futures contracts with an underlying weather index based on rainfall. The home heating company might want contracts based on a temperature index.Weather derivatives are different from insurance, because they're linked to common weather events, like dry seasons, or a warm autumn, that affect particular businesses. Insurance is still required to protect against major weather events, like tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.You can buy weather derivatives as an individual, but you'll want to consider the trading costs carefully to ensure that your risk of loss is worth the expense.

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