Lien Theory

Business / Real Estate / Lien Theory: Some states interpret a mortgage as being purely a lien on real property. The mortgagee thus has no right of possession but must foreclose the lien and sell the property if the mortgagor defaults.

Intermediate Theory

Business / Real Estate / Intermediate Theory: Some states have adopted an intermediate theory of mortgage based on the principles of title theory, but requiring the mortgagee (lender) to foreclose to obtain legal title as is necessary in lien the MORE

Perfected First Lien

Business / Finance / Perfected First Lien: A first attachment on an asset that is duly recorded with the relevant government body so that the lender will be able to act on it should the borrower default. MORE

Organizational Behavior Modification Theory

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Organizational Behavior Modification Theory: A motivational theory suggesting that an individual will behave in a manner that helps him or her avoid potential negative outcomes and achieve agreeable outcomes. MORE

Optimal Foraging Theory

Science / Marine Biology / Optimal Foraging Theory: A theory designed to predict the foraging behavior that maximizes food intake per unit time MORE

Normal Backwardation Theory

Business / Finance / Normal Backwardation Theory: Holds that the futures price will be bid down to a level below the expected spot price. MORE

Odd-Lot Theory

Business / Finance / Odd-Lot Theory: The theory that profits can be made by making trades contrary to odd-lot trading patterns, since odd-lot investors have poor timing. This theory is no longer popular. MORE

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