Investopedia, the website used by confused junior analysts trying to make a nonchalant face while typing frantically, has released the results of a fun little research project, the top 10 most-searched terms on the site this year.
The list is a telling example of what people all over finance pretended to understand in meetings this year, only to Google them once they returned to their desks. They range from annoying tech verbiage to MBA-level finance esoterica, but they're all real and apparently quite topical.
Lest we forget these terms in the new year, each term is linked to Investopedia's definition, and our helpful ways on how to remember it going forward...
"Filthy baby boomers trying to get a bigger nut."
"That thing no one really understands but terrifies baby boomer bankers into starting backdoor Roth IRAs."
"The Hulk's hedge fund management strategy."
"That thing making baby boomer traders start backdoor Roth IRAs."
"Brought to you by FanDuel."
"A dumb word for an outmoded idea of something no longer novel."
" *Ctrl+F... "fees"* "
"Janet Yellen-themed nightmare fodder."
"Things Sage Kelly Googled hoping they were Scandanavian hookers."
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Investopedia's Top 10 Terms of 2015 [Investopedia]