decile decile

Definition(s):

  • (n) (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores

Usage(s):

  1. The effective federal income tax rate for the top decile was 16% in 2006, the most recent year for which data is available, down from 18.
  2. A secondary role is to transfer income from the general consuming and taxpaying public to the top decile, with extra bonuses for the top percentile.
  3. Every single policy position they've espoused, except transferring income from the bottom 9 deciles to the top decile, has proven to be nothing more than lies and propaganda.

News

  • Howard Marks: Dare To Be Great II

    "Suppose I hire you as a portfolio manager and we agree you will get no compensation next year if your return is in the bottom nine deciles of the investor universe but $10 million if you're in the top decile," writes Oaktree's ( OAK ) Howard Marks in his latest gift to investors, titled " Dare to Be Great II ." What's the first thing you would do, he asks, noting no one has ever answered this ...
    on April 10, 2014     Source: Seeking Alpha

Quotes

  1. "Our Academic Performance Index pushes schools to make improvements each year," state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said in a news release. "Since the inception of the API, the median score for each decile ranking has...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Jack O’Connell Source: The Desert Sun

  2. "A National government will challenge the business community to work with us in backing a programme of providing food in low-decile schools for kids in need," Mr Key said.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: John Key Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. Helen Clark said through a spokeswoman that "the Prime Minister is a regular visitor to low-decile schools and communities and doesn't require his company. However she recognises that it may be a unique experience for him."
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Helen Clark Source: New Zealand Herald (subscription)

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