The american dream, racketeering and the year's top finance terms : The Indicator from Planet Money In 2021, the most popular term on Investopedia was "capital gains tax." In 2022, it was "poison pill." These top terms help capture the economic zeitgeist of their year. So... what was it in 2023?

Today, Investopedia's editor-in-chief — and a poet — help us make sense of what the website's top ten terms of the year tell us about our collective economic psyche.

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What can we learn from the year's most popular econ terms?

What can we learn from the year's most popular econ terms?

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An Austin, TX home available for sale in October 2023. Home sales have slowed with record-high mortgage rates. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2021, the most popular term on Investopedia was "capital gains tax." In 2022, it was "poison pill." These top terms help capture the economic zeitgeist of their year. So... what was it in 2023?

Today, Investopedia's editor-in-chief — and a poet — help us make sense of what the website's top ten terms of the year tell us about our collective economic psyche.

RELATED
When mortgage rates are too low to give up (Apple Podcasts/Spotify)

Hedonic adjustment: how to measure pleasure (Apple Podcasts/Spotify)

The inverted yield curve is screaming RECESSION (Apple Podcasts/Spotify)

For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Music by Drop Electric. Find us: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter.