Iranian Rial from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Irrelevance result
A proposition by Modigliani and Miller which states that a firm cannot change the total value of its outstanding securities by changing its capital structure proportions.

Irredeemable bonds
Bonds with a fixed maturity but not subject to prior redemption; bonds that cannot be called for redemption by the issuer (payer or obligor) before maturity. They should not be confused with perpetual bonds or intermediate bonds. UK Irredeemable (undated) bonds have no final maturity date. They are callable by the government at any time within 3 months. As their coupons range between 2.5% and 4% they are unlikely to be called. War loan, issued by the UK government during the First World War ...

Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
The internal rate of Return (IRR) is the discount rate that equals the present value of a future steam of cash flows to the initial investment. The IRR can be thought of as the annualized rate of return (in percent) of an investment using compound interest rate calculations. The IRR calculation is very useful when a number of future cash flows on which an interest rate needs to be calculated.

Basic IRR rule
Accept the project if IRR is greater than the discount rate; reject the project is lower than the discount rate.

Financial Institutions Reform (FIRREA)
In August of 1989 the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) was created. FIRREA abolishes the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and FSLIC, switches Savings & Loan regulation to newly created Office of Thrift Supervision. Deposit insurance function shifted to the FDIC. A new entity, the Resolution Trust Corporation is created to resolve the insolvent S&Ls.

Other major provisions of FIRREA include: $50 billion of new borrowing authority, with most financed from ...

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Goodhart Law

The Goodhart Law is a law developed by Professor Charles Goodhart (who has also served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee) that says "that any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed on it for control purposes". In other words if a relationship between two variables is observed, and the government then try to use this relationship as a policy tool, t ...

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