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R
Definition: Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the stock has rights.
R Square (R2)
Definition: Square of the correlation coefficient. The proportion of the variability in one series that can be explained by the variability of one or more other series a regression model. A measure of the quality of fit. 100% R-square means perfect predictability.
Radar Alert
Definition: Close monitoring of trading patterns in a company's stock by senior managers to uncover unusual buying activity that might signal a takeover attempt. See: Shark watcher.
Raider
Definition: Individual or corporate investor who intends to take control of a company (often ostensibly for greenmail) by buying a controlling interest in its stock and installing new management. Raiders who accumulate 5% or more of the outstanding shares in the target company must report their purchases to the SEC, the exchange of listing, and the target itself. See: takeover.
Rainmaker
Definition: A valuable employee, manager or subcontracted person who brings new business to a company.
Rally
Definition: An upward movement of prices.
Rally (recovery)
Definition: An upward movement of prices. Opposite of reaction.
Random Variable
Definition: A function that assigns a real number to each and every possible outcome of a random experiment.
Random Walk
Definition: Theory that stock price changes from day to day are accidental or haphazard; changes are independent of each other and have the same probability distribution. Many believers in the random walk theory believe that it is impossible to outperform the market consistently without taking additional risk.
Random Walk
Definition: An economic theory that market price movements move randomly. This assumes an efficient market. The theory also assumes that new information comes to the market randomly. Together, the two assumptions imply that market prices move randomly as new information is incorporated into market prices. The theory implies that the best predictor of future prices is the current price, and that past prices are not a reliable indicator of future prices. If the random walk theory is correct, Technical Analysis cannot work.
Randomized Strategy
Definition: A strategy of introducing into the decision-making process a chance element that is designed to confound the information content of the decision-maker's observed choices.
Range
Definition: The high and low prices, or high and low bids and offers, recorded during a specified time.
Range
Definition: The difference between the high and low price of a commodity, futures, or option contract during a given period.
Range Forward
Definition: A forward exchange rate contract that places upper and lower bounds on the future cost of foreign exchange.
Rate Anticipation Swaps
Definition: An exchange of bonds in a portfolio for new bonds that will achieve the target portfolio duration, given the investor's assumptions about future changes in interest rates.
Rate Base
Definition: The value of a regulated public utility and its operations as defined by its regulators and on which the company is allowed to earn a particular rate of return.
Rate Covenant
Definition: A provision governing a municipal revenue project financed by a revenue bond issue, which establishes the rates to be charged users of the new facility.
Rate Lock
Definition: An agreement between the mortgage banker and the loan applicant guaranteeing a specified interest rate for a designated period, usually 60 days.
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