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angel

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

An investor in a high-risk enterprise. Traditionally, the term was applied to the financial backers of stage productions but it is now used increasingly for investors in e-business.

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heteroscedastic

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Financial Institutions and Services.

In statistics, describing the errors in a regression analysis that are not constant for different values of the independent variable. Compare homoscedastic. See general autoregressive...

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Lotus 1-2-3

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

Trademark A spreadsheet program for personal computers originated by Lotus Development Corp. (now part of IBM). It provides statistical, database, and graph-drawing facilities.

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Ponzi scheme

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Financial Institutions and Services.

A type of banking fraud named after Charles Ponzi, who operated such a scheme in the USA in 1920. Depositors are offered unsustainably high rates of interest (e.g. 50% p.a.) and are...

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touch screen

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Financial Institutions and Services.

A system of automated screen trading in which the operator uses a finger or other pointer to touch the screen in order to activate the system instead of using a keyboard or other system of...

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