An order that is automatically canceled if not executed during the day.

A trader who takes positions that are closed during the same trading day.

The date that the transaction took place

The primary method of recording the basic information of a transaction.

An individual or firm acting as a principal in the purchase or sale of currencies or securities. Dealers trade for their own account and risk.

The amount that is owed to a broker by a margin customer for loans the customer uses to buy currencies or securities.

The market for trading debt instruments.

The latest day or time by which the buyer of an option must indicate to the seller his intention to execute the option.

Failure to make timely payment of interest or principal on a debt security.

A shortfall that is usually referenced to the balance of trade.

A price index measuring changes in prices of all new, domestically produced, final goods and services in an economy.

The settlement of a futures contract by receipt or tender of a financial instrument, currency or commodity.

The date when the exchange of the currencies is made on a currency contract, or the value date. Could also refer to the exchange of commodity on a commodities contract.

The calendar month in which a futures contract comes to maturity and becomes deliverable.

Those locations designated by futures exchanges at which the futures contract may be delivered in fulfillment of the contract.

Delta measures the sensitivity of the value of a option to changes in the price of its underlying instrument.

A method used by option writers to hedge risk exposure of written options by purchase or sale of the underlying instrument in proportion to the delta.

A ratio spread of options established as a neutral position by using the deltas of the options concerned to determine the hedge ratio.


A fall in the value of a currency due to market forces.

The reduction of government's role in controlling markets, which lead to a free and presumably a more efficient marketplace.

A broad term relating to instruments such as futures or options. The value of a derivative instrument moves in relation to the underlying.

Deliberate downward adjustment of a currency against its fixed parities or bands, normally by formal announcement from the government.

The purchase of a longer maturity option and the sale of a shorter maturity, lower exercise price option. The choice of calls or puts will determine its bear or bull character.

For foreign exchange, the number of US dollars needed to buy one unit of a foreign currency.

A system of floating exchange rates in which a government may intervene to change the direction of the value of the country's currency.

The release of all information pertaining to the company's business activity, regardless of how that information may influence investors.

A term used for instruments where the forward rate is lower than the spot rate or where an option is trading for less than its intrinsic value.

The rate at which a central bank is prepared to discount certain bills for financial institutions as a means of easing their liquidity.

Accounts over which an individual or organization, other than the person in whose name the account is carried, exercises trading authority or control.

A decrease in the rate of inflation.

A reduction in capital investment of a company and its decision not to replace depleted capital goods.

Earnings after tax.

When two or more averages or indexes fail to show confirming trends.

A portion of a company's profit paid to common and preferred shareholders.

The fixed or floating rate paid on preferred stock based on par value.

A nation's internal market representing the mechanisms for issuing and trading securities of entities domiciled within that nation.

A term used in technical analysis to refer to the drop of a stock's price, a rebound, and then a drop back to the same level as the original drop.

A term used in technical analysis to refer to the rise of a stock's price, a drop, and then a rise back to the same level as the original rise.

A negative change in ratings for a stock, or other rated security.

Background check and research conducted by the company to assess validity of a prospective client and that client's customers.

A measure of new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for immediate and future delivery. A major indicator of the health of the manufacturing sector in an economy.

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