Brokers (Order Types/Accounts/etc) Terms

  1. 130-30 Strategy

  2. Account Freeze

  3. Active Box

  4. Adjusted Debit Balance

  5. Advisory Management

  6. Aged Fail

  7. Agency Broker

  8. Agency Cross

  9. Aleatory Contract

  10. Application Programming Interface - API

  11. Assign

  12. AUTEX

  13. Authorized Forex Dealer

  14. Automated Forex Trading

  15. Available Funds

  16. Average Balance

  17. Balloon Option

  18. Best Execution

  19. Bid

  20. Bid And Asked

  21. Bid Size

  22. Bid Support

  23. Blind Brokering

  24. Block Order

  25. Block Trading Facility - BTF

  26. Blockage Discount

  27. Bloomberg

  28. Board Broker

  29. Board Broker System

  30. Board Lot

  31. Borrowed Capital

  32. Broker

  33. Broker Association

  34. Broker Booth Support System - BBSS

  35. Broker's Call

  36. Broker-Dealer

  37. Broker-Reseller

  38. Brokerage Account

  39. Brokerage Company

  40. Brokered Deposit

  41. Brokered Market

  42. Burst Basket

  43. Business Broker

  44. Bust-Up Takeover

  45. Busted Takeover

  46. Buying On Margin

  47. Buying Power

  48. Buyout

  49. Cage

  50. Call Loan

  51. Call Loan Rate

  52. Call Money

  53. Call Money Rate

  54. Cambist

  55. Cancellation

  56. Capital Gearing

  57. Capital IQ

  58. Capitalization Ratios

  59. Cash Flow-to-Debt Ratio

  60. Cash Transaction

  61. CFLEX

  62. Cheap Money

  63. Clean Your Skirts

  64. Compliance Officer

  65. Contra Broker

  66. Coverage Initiated

  67. Covered Stock (Coverage)

  68. Credit Balance

  69. Crest

  70. Cross

  71. Cross Margining

  72. Currency Trading Platform

  73. Currency Trading Software

  74. Current Market Value - CMV

  75. Daily Average Revenue Trades - DARTs

  76. Dark Pool Liquidity

  77. Day Loan

  78. Deal Slip

  79. Dealer

  80. Dealing Desk

  81. Debit Balance

  82. Debt Load

  83. Debt-To-Capital Ratio

  84. Debt/Equity Ratio

  85. Deck

  86. Deep Discount Broker

  87. Degearing

  88. Degree Of Combined Leverage - DCL

  89. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

  90. Degree Of Operating Leverage - DOL

  91. Deleverage

  92. Deleveraged Floater

  93. Demo Account

  94. Derivatives Time Bomb

  95. Digital Currency Exchanger - DCE

  96. Direct Market Access - DMA

  97. Direct-Access Broker

  98. Discount Broker

  99. Discretionary Account

  100. Display Book

Hot Definitions
  1. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  2. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  3. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  4. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  5. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  6. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
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