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Real

Used in the context of general equities. (1) natural, (2) not dividend roll-or program trading-related; (3) not tax-related. "Real" indications have three major repercussions: a) pricing will be more favorable to the other side of the trade since an investment bank is not committing any capital; b) price pressure will be stronger if real since a natural buyer/seller may have information leading to his decision or more behind it, and c) an uptick may be required for the trader to transact if the indication is not real and the trader has no long position.

Real

1. Describing a variable that takes inflation into account. For example, when considering GDP growth, if GDP has grown 10% in dollar terms, and the inflation rate is 3%, real GDP growth is only 7%. See also: Nominal.

2. See: Tangible.
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8 percent), so salary increases in real terms are seen to be lower in Hong Kong (1.
8% in real terms, mainly due to an increase in value for feedingstuffs (+1%), maintenance of materials (+2%) and seeds and planting stocks (+2.
If the government can increase taxation or borrowing, cut the welfare bill further or generate greater efficiencies in other parts of the public sector, then the NHS might be in line for a real terms increase, albeit at a rate that does not keep pace with demographic pressures.
It expected the sector's overall contribution to GDP to increase in real terms by 4.
4 percent in real terms at single-member households and 2.
72 this week and sold for 5s in 1862, estimated to cost pounds 149 in real terms to the 1862 shopper according to The Grocer.
The reason food is so much cheaper in real terms today is that wages have gone up ten-fold over the past 150 years, while technological changes have made food from around the world readily available," said Elinor Zuke, a senior reporter at the magazine.
1 per cent per year in real terms, the fastest growth over any decade since the mid-1970s.
An analysis of the data at constant (2004) prices for 2008 shows mining sector (oil and gas) growing in real terms by 13.
4 percent in real terms in 2010, the National Bureau of Statistics reported on Saturday.
We predict GDP in real terms will grow 5 percent in 2010 because our oil production is expected to be higher this year," the official, who did not want to be named, told the press.
2 percent year-on-year in real terms in the first half, an economy ministry official said on Monday.