Glossary of Business Terms – “U”
Unbalanced Growth – The result when not all sectors of an economy can grow at the same rate.
Unbundling – Dividing a company into separate constituent companies, often to sell all or some of them after a takeover.
Uncertainty Analysis – A study designed to assess the extent to which the variability in an outcome variable is caused by uncertainty at the time of estimating the input parameters of the study.
Undervalued – Used to describe an asset that is available for purchase at a price lower than it is worth.
Underwrite – To assume risk, especially for a new issue or an insurance policy
Underwriter – A person or organization that buys an issue from a corporation and sells it to investors
Unearned Income – Income received from sources other than employment
Unit – A collection of securities traded together as one item
Unit of Trade – The smallest amount that can be bought or sold of a share of stock, or a contract included in an option
Unlimited Liability – Full responsibility for the obligations of a general partnership
Unsecured Debt – Money borrowed without supplying collateral
Upsell – To sell customers a higher-priced version of a product they have bought previously
Used credit – The portion of a line of credit that is no longer available
User-Generated Content = refers to website content that is created by the users themselves. It can be in the form of message posts on discussion groups, blogs, comments on blog postings, wiki entries, etc.