CAPITAL TO RISK ASSET RATIO (CRAR) is one of the most widely used analytical measures of bank capital adequacy and a tool for controlling bank risk. Since risk assets are always less than total assets, the capital/risk asset ratio is naturally higher than the capital/total asset ratio for any given computational period.
COMPOUND INTEREST is interest calculated from the total of original principal plus accrued interest.
MANDATORY SPENDING is spending that is automatically obligated due to previously-enacted laws. In the United States, this would include things such as Social Security, Medicare, and the interest on the national debt. See DISCRETIONARY SPENDING.
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