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MACD, short for moving average convergence/divergence, is a trading indicator used in technical analysis of stock prices, created by Gerald Appel in the late 1970s. It is supposed to reveal changes in the strength, direction, momentum, and duration of a trend in a stock's price.
MBS (Under Review)
MLP (Under Review)
Ma And Pa Shop
Maastricht Treaty
The Maastricht Treaty undertaken to integrate Europe was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands. On 9–10 December 1991, the same city hosted the European Council which drafted the treaty. Upon its entry into force on 1 November 1993 during the Delors Commission, it created the three pillars structure of the European Union and led to the creation of the single European currency, the euro.
Mac Crawford
Macaroni Defense
Macaulay Duration
Macro Accounting
Macro Environment
Macro Hedge
Macro Manager
Macro Risk
Macro risk is financial risk that is associated with macroeconomic or political factors. There are at least three different ways this phrase is applied. It can refer to economic or financial risk found in stocks and funds, to political risk found in different countries, and to the impact of economic or financial variables on political risk. Macro risk can also refer to types of economic factors which influence the volatility over time of investments, assets, portfolios, and the intrinsic value of companies.
Macroeconomic Factor
Macroeconomic Stabilization Fund (FEM)
Macroeconomic Swap
Macroeconomics is a branch of economics dealing with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole. This includes national, regional, and global economies. Macroeconomics and microeconomics, a pair of terms coined by Ragnar Frisch, are the two most general fields in economics. In contrast to macroeconomics, microeconomics is the branch of economics that studies the behavior of individuals and firms in making decisions and the interactions among these individuals and firms in narrowly-defined markets.
Macromarketing addresses big/important issues at the nexus of marketing and society. The principal scholarly outlet for macromarketing research is the Journal of Macromarketing. In a more interconnected world of markets, marketers, and their stakeholders, macromarketing is an important mechanism to study both opportunities and shortcomings of marketing, and both its intended positive effects and unintended deleterious effects. Macromarketing therefore includes an optimistic perspective; it seeks functional mechanisms to enhance marketing processes and systems, to the benefit of the largest number of stakeholders, the world over. The following text borrows heavily from Shultz.
Macroprudential Analysis
Mad Hatter
Madeira Escudo
Madrid Fixed Income Market .MF
Madrid SE CATS (MSE) .MC
Madrid Stock Exchange (MAD) .MA
Magic Formula Investing
Magic formula investing is a term referring to an investment technique outlined by Joel Greenblatt that uses the principles of value investing.
Magna Cum Laude
Magnet Employer
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Line (MICR)
Main Home
Main Street
Mainstream Economics
Mainstream economics is the body of knowledge, theories, and models of economics, as taught across prominent universities, that are widely accepted by scholars in the field. It can be contrasted to heterodox economics, which are various schools or approaches that are only accepted by their expositors, with little influence on the majority of academic economists. Mainstream economics has been associated with neoclassical economics and with the neoclassical synthesis, which combines neoclassical methods and a Keynesian approach to macroeconomics.
Maintenance Bond
Maintenance Expenses
Maintenance Margin
In finance, margin is collateral that the holder of a financial instrument has to deposit with a counterparty to cover some or all of the credit risk the holder poses for the counterparty. This risk can arise if the holder has done any of the following...
Major Fraud Act Of 1988
Majority Shareholder
Make A Market
Make Or Buy Decision
Make To Assemble (MTA)
Make To Order (MTO)
Make To Stock (MTS)
Make Whole Call (Provision)
Making Home Affordable
The Making Home Affordable program of the United States Treasury was launched in 2009 as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The main activity under MHA is the Home Affordable Modification Program.
Misfeasance, nonfeasance, and malfeasance are types of failure to discharge public obligations existing by common law, custom, or statute.
Malpractice Insurance
Professional liability insurance, also called professional indemnity insurance but more commonly known as errors & omissions in the US, is a form of liability insurance which helps protect professional advice- and service-providing individuals and companies from bearing the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by a client, and damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit.
Man Year
Managed Account
In banking, a managed account is a fee-based investment management product for high-net-worth individuals. The main appeal for wealthy individuals is the access to professional money managers, a high degree of customization and greater tax efficiencies in a fee-based product. They are not to be confused with managed bank accounts such as thinkmoney, e-money accounts and basic bank accounts, all of which are consumer banking products in the UK.
Managed Currency
Managed Futures Account
A managed futures account or managed futures fund is a type of alternative investment in the US in which trading in the futures markets is managed by another person or entity, rather than the fund's owner. Managed futures accounts include, but are not limited to, commodity pools. These funds are operated by commodity trading advisors or commodity pool operators, who are generally regulated in the United States by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association., the assets under management held by managed futures accounts totaled $320 billion.
Managed Futures
A managed futures account or managed futures fund is a type of alternative investment in the US in which trading in the futures markets is managed by another person or entity, rather than the fund's owner. Managed futures accounts include, but are not limited to, commodity pools. These funds are operated by commodity trading advisors or commodity pool operators, who are generally regulated in the United States by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association., the assets under management held by managed futures accounts totaled $320 billion.
Managed Money
Managed Money is a 1934 short comedy film directed by Charles Lamont. The film stars Frank Coghlan Jr. and Shirley Temple. It was also known as Frolics of Youth and Measured Money. This was the second film in which Temple starred as Mary Lou. The film tells the story of Sonny and Sid prospecting for gold to pay for their military academy education. Sonny's sister, Mary Lou stows away in the back of their car. Eventually, they meet an inventor who helps them financially.
Management And Employee Buyout (MEBO)
Management Audit
Management Audit' is a systematic examination of decisions and actions of the management to analyse the performance. Management audit involves the review of managerial aspects like organizational objective, policies, procedures, structure, control and system in order to check the efficiency or performance of the management over the activities of the Company. Unlike financial audit, management audit mainly examine the non financial data to audit the efficiency of the management. Somehow audit tries to search the answer of how well the management has been operating the business of the company? Is managerial style well suited for business operation? Management Audit focuses on results, evaluating the effectiveness and suitability of controls by challenging underlying rules, procedures and methods.
Management Buy In (MBI)
Management Buyout (MBO)
Management By Objectives (MBO)
Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)
Management Fee
In the investment advisory industry, a management fee is a periodic payment that is paid by an investment fund to the fund's investment adviser for investment and portfolio management services. Often, the fee covers not only investment advisory services, but administrative services as well. Usually, the fee is calculated as a percentage of assets under management.
Management Investment Company
Management Risk
Management Tenure
Manager Of Managers (MOM)
Manager Universe (Benchmark)
Managerial Accounting
In management accounting or managerial accounting, managers use the provisions of accounting information in order to better inform themselves before they decide matters within their organizations, which aids their management and performance of control functions.
Manchester Business School (MBS)
Mandatorily Redeemable Shares
Mandatory Convertible
Mandatory Mortgage Lock
Mandatory Redemption Schedule
Manderson Graduate School of Business
Manifest Variable
In statistics, observable variable or observable quantity, as opposed to latent variable, is a variable that can be observed and directly measured.
Manual Execution
Manual Trader
Manual Trading
Manufactured Housing (MH)
Manufactured Payment
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Manufacturing Cells
Cellular manufacturing is a process of manufacturing which is a subsection of just-in-time manufacturing and lean manufacturing encompassing group technology. The goal of cellular manufacturing is to move as quickly as possible, make a wide variety of similar products, while making as little waste as possible. Cellular manufacturing involves the use of multiple "cells" in an assembly line fashion. Each of these cells is composed of one or multiple different machines which accomplish a certain task. The product moves from one cell to the next, each station completing part of the manufacturing process. Often the cells are arranged in a "U-shape" design because this allows for the overseer to move less and have the ability to more readily watch over the entire process. One of the biggest advantages of cellular manufacturing is the amount of flexibility that it has. Since most of the machines are automatic, simple changes can be made very rapidly.
Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)
Margin Call
Margin (Under Review)
Mark to Market
Mark-to-market or fair value accounting refers to accounting for the "fair value" of an asset or liability based on the current market price, or for similar assets and liabilities, or based on another objectively assessed "fair" value. Fair value accounting has been a part of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States since the early 1990s, and is now regarded as the "gold standard" in some circles.
Market Capitalization
Market capitalization is the market value at a point in time of the shares outstanding of a publicly traded company, being equal to the share price at that point of time times the number of shares outstanding. As outstanding stock is bought and sold in public markets, capitalization could be used as a indicator of public opinion of a company's net worth and is a determining factor in some forms of stock valuation.
Market Sentiment
Market sentiment is the general prevailing attitude of investors as to anticipated price development in a market. This attitude is the accumulation of a variety of fundamental and technical factors, including price history, economic reports, seasonal factors, and national and world events.
Marketing is a widely used term to describe the means of communication between the company and the consumer audience. Marketing is the adaptation of the commercial activities and use of institutions by the organizations with a purpose to induce behavioral change on a short-term or permanent basis. The American Marketing Association most recently defined Marketing as "the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large."
Master Limited Partnership
In the United States, a master limited partnership is a limited partnership that is publicly traded on an exchange qualifying under Section 7704 of the Internal Revenue Code. It combines the tax benefits of a limited partnership with the liquidity of publicly traded securities.
Mean Reversion
Modern Economic Derivatives
Mortgage Backed Securities
A mortgage-backed security is a type of asset-backed security that is secured by a mortgage or collection of mortgages. The mortgages are sold to a group of individuals that securitizes, or packages, the loans together into a security that investors can buy. The mortgages of an MBS may be residential or commercial, depending on whether it is an Agency MBS or a Non-Agency MBS; in the United States they may be issued by structures set up by government-sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, or they can be "private-label", issued by structures set up by investment banks. The structure of the MBS may be known as "pass-through", where the interest and principal payments from the borrower or homebuyer pass through it to the MBS holder, or it may be more complex, made up of a pool of other MBSs. Other types of MBS include collateralized mortgage obligations and collateralized debt obligations.
Moving Average (Under Review)