Relative Yield Spread Measures the yield spread in comparison with yield level in form of a ratio. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Regulatory Surplus Reinvestment Rate Reinvestment Risk Re-Invoicing Center REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Relative Purchasing … [Read more...]

## Return on Assets (ROA)

Return on Assets (ROA) Measure denoted as percentage of gains or profitability. Formula - Net income over past year divided by average assets in total. Decomposed into asset utilization multiplied by return on sales. Random Finance Terms for the Letter … [Read more...]

## Relative Value

Relative Value Measure of quality of an investment instrument by comparing risk, liquidity, return and maturity of one against another. Within the same instrument class, relative value measures different maturity terms. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Regulatory … [Read more...]

## Risk Premium Approach

Risk Premium Approach Portfolio management strategy that involves selecting high risk investments that give higher yields to compensate. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Risk Controlled Arbitrage Risk Indexes Risk Lover Risk Management Risk Neutral Risk … [Read more...]

## Realized Return

Realized Return Actual returns that are earned by the holder of a security over a specific time frame. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Real Gross Domestic Product Real Interest Rate Real Market Real Time Quote Real Time Forex Trading Realized Compound … [Read more...]

## RAM- Reverse Annuity Mortgage

RAM- Reverse Annuity Mortgage A mortgage that is a bank loan given to the homeowner as an annuity. The RAM amount is based on the total appraisal value of the house and matches a specific percentage of this total. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared … [Read more...]

## Reoffering Yield

Reoffering Yield The yield of bond or debt security at maturity when it is purchased from an underwriter as opposed to buying it from the issuer directly. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Remainderman Remaining Maturity Remaining Principal Balance Rembrandt … [Read more...]

## R Squared (R2)

R Squared (R2) Used in regression analysis to represent the magnitude of variability in dependent variables that can be related to and explained using independent variables. For example, variability in an asset’s yield explained using the entire portfolio’s or benchmark index’s … [Read more...]

## Rally

Rally Prices on the upward movement or a marked rise in prices. Rally is the opposite of a decline in prices. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared (R2) Rally RAM- Reverse Annuity Mortgage RAN Random Factor Analysis Random Variable Random Walk Randomized … [Read more...]

## RAN

RAN Revenue Anticipation Notes (RANs) are debt securities that depend on revenues expected to be earned in future. These short-term debts are repaid at the time of receipt of the anticipated income. Large projects are financed quickly by issuance of RANs. Random Finance Terms … [Read more...]

## Random Factor Analysis

Random Factor Analysis Analysis to trace the source or cause of random data collected. This analysis reveals underlying trends, if any, which cause random data or a random event. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared (R2) Rally RAM- Reverse Annuity … [Read more...]

## Random Variable

Random Variable Used with random experiments, this is a number that can take multiple values, depending on various outcomes of a random process. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared (R2) Rally RAM- Reverse Annuity Mortgage RAN Random Factor Analysis Random … [Read more...]

## Random Walk

Random Walk Followers of this theory hold that daily price movements in stock market are random. The magnitude of each change is also unpredictable. This makes it impossible to keep risk low when trying to outperform the market continuously. Random Finance Terms for the Letter … [Read more...]

## Randomized Strategy

Randomized Strategy A technique used to increase the unpredictability of the decision maker’s selection of choices. A random element is often introduced into the process to do this. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared (R2) Rally RAM- Reverse Annuity … [Read more...]

## Range

Range Maximum and minimum prices recorded within a specific time period. May also be defined as low or high offers or bids. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared (R2) Rally RAM- Reverse Annuity Mortgage RAN Random Factor Analysis Random Variable Random … [Read more...]

## Range Accrual

Range Accrual Interest accrual on an investment vehicle where the yield depends on another rate. When the underlying rate meets certain target levels, the investment vehicle yields returns. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S R Squared (R2) Rally RAM- Reverse Annuity … [Read more...]

## Range Forward

Range Forward A forex exchange rate agreement that specifies maximum and minimum prices for trading on a future date. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Range Forward RAR Ratable Accrual Method Rate Anticipation Swaps Rate Lock Rate of Change Rate of … [Read more...]

## RAR

RAR Revenue Agent’s Report or RAR refers to any modifications made by IRS representatives to a tax assessment. These modifications may result in refund to the tax payer or require additional payment from him. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Range Forward RAR Ratable … [Read more...]

## Ratable Accrual Method

Ratable Accrual Method Determination of the interest earned over a specific time frame. This method is often used for calculating the total interest earned for income tax purposes. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Range Forward RAR Ratable Accrual Method Rate … [Read more...]

## Rate Anticipation Swaps

Rate Anticipation Swaps Sale of a bond combined with purchase of another expected to yield better returns with same maturity period. Investors undertake such swaps based on their predictions of future interest rates. Random Finance Terms for the Letter S Range … [Read more...]