Financial Terms by Letter: P

Pretax earnings or profits
Pretax rate of return
Pre-trade benchmarks
Previous balance method
PRI (2)
Price change
Price compression
Price continuity
Price discovery process
Price effect
Price elasticities
Price gap
Price give
Price immunization
Price impact costs
Price indexes
Price leadership
Price momentum
Price of admission
Price persistence
Price range
Price risk
Price spread
Price support
Price takers
Price uncertainty
Price value of a basis point (PVBP)
Price-book ratio
Priced out
Price-earnings ratio
Prices (of equity)
Price-sales ratio
Price-specie flow mechanism
Price-volume relationship
Price-weighted index
Pricing efficiency
Primary dealer
Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)
Primary distribution
Primary earnings per (common) share
Primary market
Primary offering
Primary trend
Prime broker
Prime paper
Prime rate
Prime rate fund
Primitive security
Principal amount
Principal Exchange-Rated-Linked Securities (PERLS)
Principal Finance
Principal Finance Officer
Principal Investing
Principal stockholder
Principal-agent relationship
Principal-only (PO)
Principle of diversification
Prior-lien bond
Prior-preferred stock
Private Equity
Private Equity Firm
Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO)
Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE)
Private letter ruling
Private limited partnership
Private market value (PMV)
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
Private placement
Private unrequited transfers
Private-label mortgage backed securities
Private-label pass-throughs
Private-purpose bond

Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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