Lessons:
 1 Setting priorities 2 Making a budget 3 Basics of banking 4 Basics of investing 5 Investing in stocks 6 Investing in bonds 7 Buying a home 8 Investing in mutual funds 9 Controlling debt 10 Employee stock options 11 Saving for college 12 Kids and money 13 Planning for retirement 14 Investing in IPOs 15 Asset allocation 16 Hiring financial help 17 Health insurance 18 Buying a car 19 Taxes 20 Home insurance 21 Life insurance 22 Futures and options 23 Family law 24 Estate planning 25 Auto insurance

Glossary
A comprehensive A-to-Z listing of 2,500 financial terms
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 Q ratio or Tobin's Q ratio Market value of a firm's assets divided by replacement value of the firm's assets. Quadratic programming Variant of linear programming whereby the equations are quadratic rather than linear. Quality option Also called the swap option, the seller's choice of deliverables in Treasury Bond and Treasury note futures contract. Related: cheapest to deliver issue Quality spread Also called credit spread, the spread between Treasury securities and non-Treasury securities that are identical in all respects except for quality rating. For instance, the difference between yields on Treasuries and those on single A-rated industrial bonds. Quanto swap See: differential swap. Quantos Currency options with a guaranteed exchange rate that enable buyers who like the asset, German bonds for example, but not the asset's pricing currency, to arrange to be paid in a different currency for a fee. Quick assets Current assets minus inventories. Quick ratio Indicator of a company's financial strength (or weakness). Calculated by taking current assets less inventories, divided by current liabilities. This ratio provides information regarding the firm's liquidity and ability to meet its obligations. Also called the Acid Test ratio. Quotation The bid and offered prices a dealer is willing to buy or sell at.

Glossary created by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance,
Fuqua School of Business at Duke University