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ZERO COUPON SWAP

A sway exchanging periodic payments for one lump payment at maturation.

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ZERO COUPON YIELD CURVE

A yield curve showing discounts for maturities from a starting point to present. This is done through stripping the yield curve.

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ZERO DEFECTS

Level of prevention of defects where output is within limits.

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ZERO DISCHARGE TECHNOLOGY

Industrial processes that won't release any toxic or harmful material into the environment.

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ZERO DIVIDEND PREFERENCE SHARE

Share receiving a fixed sum on redemption.

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ZERO GROWTH STOCK

A stock that will return a set amount until it matures.

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ZERO INVENTORIES

Stage of 'just in time inventory control' where any waste is removed and only on hand and required inventory is available.

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ZERO LATENCY

Information technology. No time lag between information exchange to interfaces or the instant response to input.

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ZERO LATENCY ENTERPRISE

Firm responding to events as they happen as information between departments is exchanged with no delay.

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ZERO MINUS TICK

When a security sells at the price the last transaction had. This price is lower than the transaction prior to that one. Refer to minus tick, plus tick and zero plus tick.

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ZERO PLUS TICK

Selling a security at the same price as the last time but higher than the one prior to it. Refer to minus tick, plus tick, and zero minus tick,

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ZERO RATE

Services and products exempt from value added tax.

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ZERO SUM GAME

Decision theory. Where a participant's gain equals another's loss. Also known as constant sum game. See negative or positive sum game.

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ZERO UPTICK

Transaction at the same price as one before it but higher than the one before that.

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ZERO-BASIS RISK SWAP (ZEBRA)

Municipal stock is traded for a different financial security.

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ZERO-COUPON BOND

Bond that (1) pays no interest but is sold subpar, (2) interest paying bond stripped of its coupon. Also known as non-interest bearing bond, zero interest bond, zero rated bond.

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ZERO-PROOF BOOKKEEPING

Used in small businesses and by individuals. Method of bookkeeping with a zero balance at end of the accounting period.

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ZETETICK

Proceeding by inquiry. Enc. Lond.

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ZIGARI, or ZINGARI

Rogues and vagabonds in the middle ages; from Zigi, nowCircassia.

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ZIP CODE

Code established by US Postal service to indicate each location. Has since been made 9 digits allowing more accurate identification of a location. Stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.

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