The silhouette of people standing in front of a window in the lobby area of the Jackson Lake Lodge (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Jackson Hole Bingo! Play Along to Avoid Jargon-Induced Lethargy

(Bloomberg) -- Jackson Hole is one of the most anticipated central bank-events on the calendar, even though it’s been five years since it delivered anything resembling a policy prescription.

Still, there’s no getting around being stuck in the office Friday listening to Janet Yellen talk “financial stability” and Mario Draghi discuss the “dynamism” of global growth. With an abundance of the jargon known as “central-bank speak” due, it’s just possible that your mind might drift.

To sharpen your focus, we’ve put together a card of terms you might hear, for a game in the spirit of Bingo. The rules are simple: mark an X on the box when you hear the word or phrase and score the point value associated with the box’s color; lose corresponding points for ticking the wrong box or missing one. Highest score wins. (Those seeking to up the stakes might choose to play the game with a little, erm, extra ‘liquidity’ in the mix).

Jackson Hole Bingo! Play Along to Avoid Jargon-Induced Lethargy
Jackson Hole Bingo! Play Along to Avoid Jargon-Induced Lethargy
Jackson Hole Bingo! Play Along to Avoid Jargon-Induced Lethargy