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
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    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. Market segmentation enables companies to target different categories of consumers who perceive the full value of certain products and services differently from one another.
  2. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  3. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  4. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  5. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  6. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
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