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To highlight the finance lingo investors are trying to better understand, the Investopedia team listed the fastest-growing search terms on the platform for the month.
The terms range in focus from the Federal Reserve to hiding money illegally.
Investopedia provided their top terms to Business Insider and we’ve assembled them along with comment from Investopedia on each.
Check them out below↓
“Investors have been keenly eyeing the Fed to see when interest rates may rise. Their research on Investopedia, particularly their interest in the term Dove (policy advisors who promote low interest rates), suggests they don’t expect Yellen to change her stance any time soon. The term saw a 145% rise in popularity in March.”
2. Helicopter Drop
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“Largely hypothetical, this term last popped up during Ben Bernanke’s reign as the Federal Reserve chair when he mentioned it during a 2002 hearing. It refers to a phrase used by Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman, who claimed the best way to spark inflation was to drop money out of a helicopter. Given recent attempts by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan to spur inflation in March, this term jumped 134%.”
3. Down Round
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“While unicorns were all the rage over the past couple years, venture capital firms and investors have started to more carefully scrutinize these technology startups. This may explain the 99% increase in popularity for Down Round, where investors purchase stock from companies at lower valuations.”
4. Debtor in Possession
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“People may be struggling after recent market corrections and a rocky start to the year. Debtor in Possession, an individual or corporation that remains in control of property despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, jumped 79% in popularity.”
5. Money Laundering
“Are investors considering moving to crime to earn more in 2016? Money laundering saw a 71% increase in views in March than February, though it may have had more to do with stolen Bangladeshi funds being discovered in Philippino casinos. We hope.”