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expectation

noun anticipation, assurance, awaiting, calculation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, exspectatio, foreboding, foreknowledge, hope, intention, misgiving, opinio, preconception, presentiment, presumption, presurmise, prevenience, probability, promise, prospect, prospection, prospicience, spes, suspense, trust, waiting
Associated concepts: expectant estates, expectant heir, exxectant right, reasonable expectation
See also: belief, contemplation, design, end, intent, likelihood, objective, outlook, possibility, probability, prospect, purpose, reliance

EXPECTATION. That which may be expected, although contingent. In the doctrine of life annuities, that share or number of the years of human life which a person of a given age may expect to live, upon an equality of chances.
     2. In general, the heir apparent will be relieved from a contract made in relation to his expectancy. See Post Obit.

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The mean error (ME) gives the average expectational error and provides evidence of any systematic over- or under-prediction of inflation in the sample.
Convergence hinges on whether initially small expectational errors are damped or magnified as the economy evolves.
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To determine the rational expectations solution for the standard Keynesian model that incorporates an IS curve (3), a Phillips curve (5), and the Fisher equation (6), we solve these three equations to produce an expectational difference equation in the inflation rate,
The discount rate obtained in this manner is based on an equilibrium relationship (the Security Market Line, with beta expressed in terms of the pension claim's duration) and is expectational.
As an alternative to historical estimates, the current paper derives estimates of k, and hence, implied values of rp, using publicly available expectational data.
The key to expectational analysis is a wealth of either bullish or bearish investor sentiment that runs counter to the stock's technical performance.
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That kind of ongoing process would also be expected to involve a different expectational climate from what seems to prevail today.
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It was noted that the Committee might have gained some leeway to maintain an unchanged policy without adverse expectational effects in light of the relatively large policy tightening implemented just a few weeks ago and the publication of favorable price and wage data that probably had alleviated, at least temporarily, concerns about future inflation.