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Glossary

TermDescription
LAn NYSE ticker symbol specifying that the stock is a nonvoting share.
Ladder strategyAn investment strategy that involves purchasing multiple financial products with different maturity dates.
Lady Macbeth StrategyA corporate takeover scheme in which a third party poses as a white knight to gain trust; but then turns around and joins with the unfriendly party in a hostile takeover bid.
Laffer curveA graphical representation of the relationship between tax rates and government revenue.
LagA situation in which an economic indicator or variable does not move in the same direction as the overall economy or market.
Lag response of prepaymentsThe delay between changes in interest rates and changes in prepayment speeds for mortgage-backed securities.
LaggingAn economic indicator that follows rather than leads changes in the overall economy or market.
Lagging indicatorsEconomic indicators that follow rather than lead changes in the overall economy or market.
Laisse-faireA French term meaning "let do" or "leave alone" used to describe an economic system in which government intervention is minimal.
LAKThe currency code for the Lao kip; the official currency of Laos.
LambdaA measure of an option's sensitivity to changes in the volatility of its underlying asset.
Land contractA contract between a buyer and seller of real property in which the seller provides financing to the buyer to purchase the property for an agreed-upon price.
LandlordThe owner of a property who leases it to a tenant.
LAOThe ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Laos.
Lapsed optionAn option contract that has expired without being exercised or sold.
Large scale asset purchaseA monetary policy tool used by central banks to purchase large quantities of financial assets to inject liquidity into the economy and stimulate growth.
Large-capA term used to describe companies with a market capitalization value of more than $10 billion.
Last in - first out (LIFO)An inventory valuation method in which the last items added to inventory are assumed to be the first items sold.
Last saleThe most recent transaction price for a security or commodity on an exchange.
Last splitThe most recent stock split for a publicly traded company.
Last trading dayThe final day on which trading may occur for a particular futures or options contract before expiration.
Late chargeA fee charged by a lender when a borrower fails to make a payment on time.
Late tapeA situation in which trade data is reported after the close of trading due to delays or errors in reporting.
Late tradingThe practice of placing orders for mutual fund shares after the close of trading but receiving the net asset value (NAV) calculated at the close of trading.
Latent defaultA situation in which a borrower is likely to default on a loan but has not yet done so.
Later stageA stage of development for a startup company in which it has established itself as a viable business and is seeking additional funding to expand its operations or enter new markets.
LaunderTo engage in money laundering; which involves disguising illegally obtained funds as legitimate income through various financial transactions and transfers.
Law of large numbersA statistical principle stating that as the number of independent trials increases
Law of one priceAn economic principle stating that identical goods should sell for the same price in different markets when there are no transportation costs or barriers to trade.
Lay offTo terminate an employee's employment due to economic conditions or other factors beyond their control.
LayupA basketball term used metaphorically to describe an easy investment opportunity with little risk and high potential reward.
LBThe ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Lebanon
LBO (Leveraged Buyout)The acquisition of a company using a significant amount of borrowed money to meet the cost of acquisition.
LC (Letter of Credit)A letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount.
LDC (Less Developed Country)A country with a low level of economic development and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.
LeadingAn economic indicator that leads changes in the overall economy or market.
Leading indicatorsEconomic indicators that lead changes in the overall economy or market.
LeakageA situation in which money flows out of an economy rather than being retained and reinvested.
Lean enterpriseA business model that focuses on minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency in all aspects of operations.
Learned intermediary doctrineA legal principle stating that manufacturers of products have a duty to warn consumers of potential risks; but that this duty can be fulfilled by providing warnings to an intermediary who is expected to pass the information on to the consumer.
LeaseA contract between a landlord and tenant in which the tenant agrees to pay rent for the use of a property for a specified period of time.
LeasebackA financial arrangement in which a company sells an asset and then leases it back from the buyer.
LeaseholdAn interest in real property that gives the holder the right to use and occupy the property for a specified period of time; subject to the terms of a lease agreement.
Leasehold improvementAn improvement made to leased property by or for the benefit of the tenant.
Least squaresA statistical method used to estimate the relationship between variables by minimizing the sum of squared errors between observed and predicted values.
Leave yearThe 12-month period during which an employee is entitled to take their annual leave entitlement.
Ledger balanceThe balance in an account at the end of a business day; including all deposits and withdrawals posted to the account during the day.
Legal capitalThe minimum amount of capital required by law for a company to operate.
Legal entityA person or organization recognized by law as having rights and obligations; such as the ability to enter into contracts and own property.
Legal listA list of investments approved by state law for certain institutions such as banks and insurance companies.
Legal monopolyA monopoly granted by law; such as a patent or exclusive license to provide a particular product or service.
Legal tenderMoney that is recognized by law as valid for payment of debts and taxes.
Legally bindingHaving legal force or effect; enforceable by law.
LegislationLaws enacted by a legislative body such as Congress or Parliament.
LenderA person or organization that provides funds to another person or organization in exchange for repayment with interest.
Lender liabilityLiability incurred by a lender for engaging in unfair or deceptive practices or failing to disclose material information to borrowers.
Lender of last resortA central bank or other institution that provides emergency loans to banks or other financial institutions facing liquidity problems.
Lending facilityA facility provided by a central bank or other institution that allows banks and other financial institutions to borrow funds on a short-term basis.
Lending rateThe interest rate charged by banks and other financial institutions on loans made to customers.
LeverageThe use of borrowed money or other financial instruments to increase potential returns on an investment.
Leverage ratioA measure of a company's debt relative to its equity or assets; used to assess its financial risk.
Leveraged buyout (LBO)The acquisition of a company using a significant amount of borrowed money to meet the cost of acquisition
Leveraged ETFAn exchange-traded fund (ETF) that uses financial leverage to amplify the returns of an underlying index.
Leveraged loanA loan provided to a company or individual that already has a high level of debt or a low credit rating.
LiabilityAn obligation or debt owed by a company or individual to another party.
Liability insuranceInsurance that provides protection against claims resulting from injuries or damage to other people or property.
Liability matchingAn investment strategy in which a company or individual matches the duration of their assets and liabilities to reduce financial risk.
Liar loanA type of loan in which the borrower is not required to provide documentation to verify their income or assets.
LibelA written or published false statement that harms a person's reputation.
LiberalizationThe process of reducing government regulations and restrictions on economic activity.
LIBID (London Interbank Bid Rate)The interest rate at which banks in London are willing to borrow funds from other banks.
LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate)The interest rate at which banks in London lend funds to other banks.
LicenseA legal agreement granting permission to use a particular product; technology; or intellectual property.
Licensing agreementA legal agreement between two parties in which one party grants the other party the right to use its intellectual property in exchange for payment or other consideration.
LienA legal claim against an asset that is used as collateral for a loan or other obligation.
Life annuityAn annuity contract that provides regular payments for the lifetime of the annuitant.
Life cycle costThe total cost of owning and operating an asset over its entire lifetime; including acquisition; maintenance; and disposal costs.
Life estateA legal interest in real property that lasts for the lifetime of the holder and terminates upon their death.
Life expectancyThe average number of years a person is expected to live based on current mortality rates and demographic trends.
Life insuranceInsurance that provides a payment to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the insured person.
Lifetime learning creditA tax credit available to taxpayers who pay qualified tuition and related expenses for themselves; their spouse; or their dependents.
LIFO (Last In; First Out)An inventory valuation method in which the last items added to inventory are assumed to be the first items sold
LiftedAn increase in the price of a security or commodity.
Light crude oilA type of crude oil with a low density and low sulfur content.
Light sweet crude oilA type of crude oil with a low density and low sulfur content that is considered high quality and easy to refine.
LimitThe maximum or minimum price at which a security or commodity can be bought or sold.
Limit downThe maximum amount by which the price of a futures contract can decline in one trading day.
Limit orderAn order to buy or sell a security at a specific price or better.
Limit upThe maximum amount by which the price of a futures contract can increase in one trading day.
Limited liabilityA legal principle stating that the owners of a company are not personally responsible for its debts or liabilities beyond their investment in the company.
Limited liability company (LLC)A type of business structure that combines the liability protection of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership.
Limited liability partnership (LLP)A type of business structure that combines the liability protection of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership; but is only available to certain types of professional service firms.
Limited partnerA partner in a limited partnership who is not involved in the management of the business and is only liable for its debts up to the amount of their investment.
Limited partnershipA type of business structure in which there are one or more general partners who manage the business and are personally liable for its debts;and one or more limited partners who are not involved in management and are only liable up to the amount of their investment.
Line chartA type of chart used in technical analysis that connects data points using straight lines to show trends over time.
Line itemA single entry in a financial statement or budget that represents a specific expense or revenue source.
Line of creditA flexible loan arrangement between a borrower and lender that allows the borrower to draw funds up to a specified limit as needed.
Linear regressionA statistical method used to estimate the relationship between variables by fitting a straight line to observed data points.
LiquidHaving sufficient cash or other assets that can be easily converted into cash to meet financial obligations as they come due.
Liquid assetAn asset that can be easily converted into cash without losing value.
Liquid marketA market in which there are many buyers and sellers and assets can be bought and sold quickly without significantly affecting their price.
LiquidationThe process of selling assets to pay off debts or obligations;often as part of bankruptcy proceedings
Liquidation valueThe estimated value of a company's assets if it were to be sold off and its debts paid.
LiquidityThe ability to buy or sell an asset quickly and easily without significantly affecting its price.
Liquidity preference theoryA theory that explains why interest rates are higher for longer-term loans than for shorter-term loans.
Liquidity ratioA measure of a company's ability to meet its short-term financial obligations;calculated by dividing its liquid assets by its current liabilities.
Liquidity riskThe risk that an investor will not be able to buy or sell an asset quickly and easily without significantly affecting its price.
ListedTraded on a stock exchange.
Listed optionAn option contract that is traded on an exchange.
Listing agreementA contract between a company and a stock exchange in which the company agrees to meet certain requirements in order to have its shares listed for trading on the exchange.
Listing feeA fee charged by a stock exchange for listing a company's shares for trading.
Listing requirementsThe requirements that a company must meet in order to have its shares listed for trading on a stock exchange.
LoadA sales charge or commission paid by an investor when buying or selling shares in a mutual fund.
Load fundA mutual fund that charges a sales load or commission when shares are bought or sold.
LoanA sum of money borrowed by one party from another;to be repaid with interest.
Loan agreementA contract between a borrower and lender that sets out the terms and conditions of a loan.
Loan commitmentA commitment by a lender to provide a loan to a borrower up to a specified amount and under specified terms and conditions.
Loan loss provisionAn amount set aside by a lender to cover potential losses on loans that may not be repaid in full.
Loan loss reserveAn account used by a lender to set aside funds to cover potential losses on loans that may not be repaid in full.
Loan origination feeA fee charged by a lender for processing and approving a loan application.
Loan participationA type of investment in which multiple investors pool their funds to make a loan to a borrower.
Loan sharkA person or organization that lends money at extremely high interest rates and often uses threats or violence to collect debts
Loan syndicationThe process of involving multiple lenders in providing a loan to a single borrower.
Loan-to-deposit ratioA measure of a bank's liquidity;calculated by dividing its total loans by its total deposits.
Loan-to-value ratio (LTV)A measure of the amount of a loan relative to the value of the collateral securing the loan;calculated by dividing the loan amount by the appraised value of the collateral.
Local currencyThe currency used in a particular country or region.
LockboxA service provided by banks to companies in which the bank receives and processes payments on behalf of the company.
Lock-in periodA period of time during which an investor is required to hold an investment and cannot sell it without incurring a penalty.
Lock-up agreementAn agreement between a company and its shareholders or employees that restricts their ability to sell their shares for a specified period of time.
Lock-up periodA period of time following an initial public offering (IPO) during which insiders and early investors are prohibited from selling their shares.
Lognormal distributionA statistical distribution that is commonly used to model stock prices and other financial variables that cannot take on negative values.
London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID)The interest rate at which banks in London are willing to borrow funds from other banks.
London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)The interest rate at which banks in London lend funds to other banks.
LongAn investment position in which an investor has purchased an asset with the expectation that its price will rise.
Long bondA bond with a maturity of 10 years or more.
Long hedgeA hedging strategy in which an investor takes a long position in a futures contract to protect against price increases in an underlying asset.
Long positionAn investment position in which an investor has purchased an asset with the expectation that its price will rise.
Long straddleAn options strategy in which an investor buys both a call option and a put option on the same underlying asset with the same expiration date and strike price.
Long-termReferring to a time horizon of several years or more for an investment or financial decision.
Long-term capital gainA capital gain realized on the sale of an asset that has been held for more than one year.
Long-term debtDebt that is due for repayment more than one year from the date it was incurred.
Long-term investmentAn investment that is intended to be held for several years or more
Long-term liabilityA liability that is due for repayment more than one year from the date it was incurred.
Lookback optionAn exotic option that allows the holder to "look back" at the underlying asset's price history to determine the option's payoff.
LossThe amount by which an investment's value decreases.
Loss aversionA psychological phenomenon in which people feel more pain from losing money than pleasure from gaining an equal amount.
Loss carrybackA tax provision that allows a company to apply a net operating loss to previous years' income to reduce its tax liability.
Loss carryforwardA tax provision that allows a company to apply a net operating loss to future years' income to reduce its tax liability.
Loss leaderA product sold at a loss to attract customers and increase sales of other products.
Loss ratioThe ratio of losses incurred by an insurance company to premiums earned;used as a measure of the company's profitability.
LotA unit of trading for securities or commodities;typically representing a fixed number of shares or contracts.
LowThe lowest price at which a security or commodity traded during a specified period of time.
Lower boundThe lowest possible value for a variable or parameter in a mathematical model or optimization problem.
LSE (London Stock Exchange)A stock exchange located in London;England;and one of the largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalization.
LTV (Loan-to-Value Ratio)A measure of the amount of a loan relative to the value of the collateral securing the loan;calculated by dividing the loan amount by the appraised value of the collateral.
Lump sumA single payment made at one time;as opposed to a series of payments made over time.
Lump-sum distributionA single payment made to a participant in a retirement plan upon their retirement or separation from service.
Luxury taxA tax imposed on luxury goods or services that are considered non-essential and purchased by high-income individuals

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