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H Shares
H
HARPEX Shipping Index
HEC International Business School
Haas School of Business
The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley.
Habendum Clause
A habendum clause is a clause in a deed or lease that defines the type of interest and rights to be enjoyed by the grantee or lessee.
Hacktivism
In Internet activism, hacktivism or hactivism is the subversive use of computers and computer networks to promote a political agenda. With roots in hacker culture and hacker ethics, its ends are often related to the free speech, human rights, or freedom of information movements.
Haggle
Haircut
Half Commission Man
Half Life
Half Stock
Half Year Convention For Depreciation
Halloween Massacre
The "Halloween Massacre" is the term associated with the major reorganization of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford's Cabinet on November 4, 1975. Several prominent moderate Republicans in the administration were replaced by more conservative figures. The changes were...
Halloween Strategy
Halo Effect
Halted Issue
Hamada Equation
In corporate finance, Hamada's equation, named after Robert Hamada, is used to separate the financial risk of a levered firm from its business risk. The equation combines the Modigliani-Miller theorem with the capital asset pricing model. It is used to help determine the levered beta and, through this, the optimal capital structure of firms.
Hamburg Stock Exchange (HAM) .H
Hammer
Hammering
A hammer is a tool or device that delivers a blow to an object. Most hammers are hand tools used to drive nails, fit parts, forge metal, and break apart objects. Hammers vary in shape, size, and structure, depending on their purposes.
Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB)
Handle
Hands Off Investor
Hands On Investor
Hang Seng Index (HSI)
Hanging Man
The Hanged Man is the twelfth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination.
Hanover Stock Exchange (HAN) .HA
Happiness Economics
The economics of happiness or happiness economics is the quantitative and theoretical study of happiness, positive and negative affect, well-being, quality of life, life satisfaction and related concepts, typically combining economics with other fields such as psychology, health and sociology. It typically treats such happiness-related measures, rather than wealth, income or profit, as something to be maximized. The field has grown substantially since the late 20th century, for example by the development of methods, surveys and indices to measure happiness and related concepts. Its findings have been described as a challenge to the economics profession.
Hara Kiri Swap
Harami Cross
Hard Asset
Hard Assets are investments with intrinsic value such as oil, natural gas, gold, silver, farmland, natural colored diamonds and commercial real estate. Typically hard assets are an excellent inflation hedge. In general, commodities/hard assets are negatively correlated to both stocks and bonds. In other words, when stocks and bonds decline, commodities tend to appreciate. In addition, during periods of high inflation/negative real interest rates equities and bonds do poorly while commodity/hard assets appreciate in value.
Hard Call Protection
Hard Coded Stock
Hard Currency
Hard currency, safe-haven currency or strong currency is any globally traded currency that serves as a reliable and stable store of value. Factors contributing to a currency's hard status might include the long-term stability of its purchasing power, the associated country's political and fiscal condition and outlook, and the policy posture of the issuing central bank.
Hard Dollars
Hard Inquiry
Hard Landing
Hard Loan
Hard Money Loan
A hard money loan is a specific type of asset-based loan financing through which a borrower receives funds secured by real property. Hard money loans are typically issued by private investors or companies. Interest rates are typically higher than conventional commercial or residential property loans, starting at 7.7%, because of the higher risk and shorter duration of the loan. Most hard money loans are used for projects lasting from a few months to a few years. Hard money is similar to a bridge loan, which usually has similar criteria for lending as well as cost to the borrowers.
Hard Money
Hard Sell
In advertising, a hard sell is an advertisement or campaign that uses a more direct, forceful, and overt sales message. This approach is the diametric counterpart of a soft sell.
Hard Skills
Hard Stop
Hard To Borrow List
Hardening
Hardship Withdrawal
Harmless Warrant
Harmonic Average
In mathematics, the harmonic mean is one of several kinds of average, and in particular one of the Pythagorean means. Typically, it is appropriate for situations when the average of rates is desired.
Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices (HICP)
Harmonized Sales Tax HST
Harry Markowitz
Harry Max Markowitz is an American economist, and a recipient of the 1989 John von Neumann Theory Prize and the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Harry Potter Stock Index
Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Of 1976
Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, HBX and many executive education programs.
Harvard MBA Indicator
Harvest Strategy
Haurlan Index
Hawala
Hawala or Hewala, also known as hundi or - in Somali, xawala or xawilaad - is a popular and informal value transfer system based on the performance and honour of a huge network of money brokers, primarily located in the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, operating outside of, or parallel to, traditional banking, financial channels, and remittance systems. Dubai has been standing out for decades as a welcoming hub for hawala transactions worldwide.
Hawk
Hazard Insurance
Home insurance, also commonly called homeowner's insurance, is a type of property insurance that covers a private residence. It is an insurance policy that combines various personal insurance protections, which can include losses occurring to one's home, its contents, loss of use, or loss of other personal possessions of the homeowner, as well as liability insurance for accidents that may happen at the home or at the hands of the homeowner within the policy territory.
Head And Shoulders Pattern
Head Of Household
Head of Household is a filing status for individual United States taxpayers.
Head Trader
Head and Shoulders Pattern
Headhunter
Headline Earnings
Headline Effect
Headline Inflation
Headline inflation is a measure of the total inflation within an economy, including commodities such as food and energy prices, which tend to be much more volatile and prone to inflationary spikes. On the other hand, "core inflation" is calculated from a price index minus the volatile food and energy components. Headline inflation may not present an accurate picture of an economy's inflationary trend since sector-specific inflationary spikes are unlikely to persist.
Headline Risk
Heads Of Agreement
Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Health Insurance
Health insurance is insurance that covers the whole or a part of the risk of a person incurring medical expenses. By estimating the overall risk of health care and health system expenses, among a targeted group, an insurer can develop a routine finance structure, such as a monthly premium or payroll tax, to ensure that money is available to pay for the health care benefits specified in the insurance agreement. The benefit is administered by a central organization such as a government agency, private business, or not-for-profit entity. According to the Health Insurance Association of America, health insurance is defined as "coverage that provides for the payments of benefits as a result of sickness or injury. It includes insurance for losses from accident, medical expense, disability, or accidental death and dismemberment".
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
In the United States a health maintenance organization is a medical insurance group that provides health services for a fixed annual fee. It is an organization that provides or arranges managed care for health insurance, self-funded health care benefit plans, individuals, and other entities in the United States, acting as a liaison with health care providers on a prepaid basis. The Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 required employers with 25 or more employees to offer federally certified HMO options if the employer offers traditional healthcare options. Unlike traditional indemnity insurance, an HMO covers care rendered by those doctors and other professionals who have agreed by contract to treat patients in accordance with the HMO's guidelines and restrictions in exchange for a steady stream of customers. HMOs cover emergency care regardless of the health care provider's contracted status.
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Healthcare Power Of Attorney (HCPA)
Healthcare Sector
Heath Jarrow Morton Model (HJM Model)
Heating Degree Day (HDD)
Heatmap
A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. The term 'heat map' was originally coined and trademarked by software designer Cormac Kinney in 1991, to describe a 2D display depicting financial market information, though similar plots such as shading matrices have existed for over a century.
Heavy Industry
Heavy industry is industry that involves one or more characteristics such as large and heavy products; large and heavy equipment and facilities; or complex of numerous processes. Because of those factors, heavy industry involves higher capital intensity than light industry does, and it is also often more heavily cyclical in investment and employment.
Heavy
Heckscher Ohlin Theorem
Hedge Accounting
Hedge accounting is an accountancy practice.
Hedge Clause
Hedge Fund Manager
Hedge Fund (Under Review)
Hedge
Home Equity Loan
A home equity loan is a type of loan in which the borrower uses the equity of his or her home as collateral. Home equity loans are often used to finance major expenses such as home repairs, medical bills, or college education. A home equity loan creates a lien against the borrower's house and reduces actual home equity.
Hyperinflation
In economics, hyperinflation occurs when a country experiences very high and usually accelerating rates of inflation, rapidly eroding the real value of the local currency, and causing the population to minimize their holdings of the local money. The population normally switches to holding relatively stable foreign currencies. Under such conditions, the general price level within an economy increases rapidly as the official currency quickly loses real value. The value of economic items remains relatively more stable in terms of foreign currencies.