Big Mac Index

Definition:

The Big Mac Index is published by the Economist as an informal way of measuring the Purchasing Power Parity between currencies by comparing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) with the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). The index was first introduced in September 1986 and has been published annually by the Economist since then.

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Negative convexity

A bond characteristic such that the price appreciation will be less than the price depreciation for a large change in yield of a given number of basis points. For example, a fixed-rate mortgage may... Read More

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