DERIVATIVE is a transaction or contract whose value depends on or, as the name implies, derives from the value of underlying assets such as stock, bonds, mortgages, market indices, or foreign currencies. One party with exposure to unwanted risk can pass some or all of the risk to a second party. The first party can assume a different risk from a second party, pay the second party to assume the risk, or, as is often the case, create a combination. Derivatives are normally used to control exposure or risk. See DERIVATIVE CONTRACT.
INSURABLE EARNINGS, as it pertains to unemployment insurance, is the total amount of earnings that an insured person has from insurable employment: a. the total of all amounts, whether wholly or partly paid in legal tender, received or enjoyed by the insured person that are paid to the person by the persons employer in respect of that employment, and b. the amount of any gratuities that the insured person is required to declare under tax legislation.
BULL MARKET is a period of rising share prices; an optimistic state of affairs.
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