Futures (Commodities & Derivatives) Terms

  1. Futures Strip

  2. Gharar

  3. Ginzy Trading

  4. Global Macro Strategy

  5. Globally Floored Contract

  6. Globex

  7. Gold Fix

  8. Gold Option

  9. Goldman Sachs Commodity Index - GSCI

  10. Good Delivery

  11. Good Faith Money

  12. Grading Certificate

  13. Grain Futures Act of 1922

  14. Grandfathered Activities

  15. Grantor

  16. Gross Processing Margin - GPM

  17. Hardening

  18. Head Trader

  19. Heating Degree Day - HDD

  20. Heavy

  21. Hedge

  22. Hedge Ratio

  23. HedgeStreet

  24. Hedging Transaction

  25. Held By Production

  26. Henry Hub

  27. Heteroskedasticity

  28. Hoarding

  29. Hockey Stick Bidding

  30. Holdings

  31. Hollywood Stock Exchange - HSX

  32. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)

  33. Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKG) .HK

  34. Horizontal Spread

  35. Howard-D'Antonio Strategy

  36. Hundredweight - Cwt

  37. Implied Rate

  38. Implied Repo Rate

  39. Implied Volatility - IV

  40. In Sight

  41. In The Money

  42. Index Amortizing Swap - IAS

  43. Index Arbitrage

  44. Index Futures

  45. Index Option

  46. Initial Margin

  47. Insurance Derivative

  48. Intercommodity Spread

  49. Intercontinental Exchange - ICE

  50. Interdelivery Spread

  51. Interest Rate Collar

  52. Interest Rate Differential - IRD

  53. Interest Rate Floor

  54. Interest Rate Future

  55. Interest Rate Gap

  56. Interest Rate Options

  57. Interest Rate Swap

  58. Intermarket Spread

  59. Intermarket Spread Swap

  60. Intermarket Surveillance Group - ISG

  61. International Clearing System

  62. International Commodities Clearing House - ICCH

  63. International Monetary Market - IMM

  64. International Petroleum Exchange - IPE

  65. International Swaps and Derivatives Association - ISDA

  66. Introducing Broker - IB

  67. Inverted Market

  68. Inverted Spread

  69. Investment Product

  70. Investment Pyramid

  71. Investment Vehicle

  72. Investor

  73. Invisible Supply

  74. ISDA Master Agreement

  75. ISO Currency Code

  76. Italian Derivatives Market

  77. Itayose

  78. iTraxx

  79. Job Lot

  80. Korea Stock Exchange (KSC) .KS

  81. Lambda

  82. Last Trading Day

  83. Latin Baseball Futures

  84. Legacy Hedge

  85. Legging In

  86. Level 2 Assets

  87. Leverage

  88. Liability Swap

  89. Limit Down

  90. Limit Move

  91. Limit Up

  92. Linear Price Scale

  93. Liquefied Natural Gas

  94. Liquidation Margin

  95. Liquidity Preference Theory

  96. Loan Credit Default Swap (LCDS)

  97. Local

  98. Lock Limit

  99. London International Financial Futures And Options Exchange - LIFFE

  100. London Metal Exchange - LME

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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