Futures (Commodities & Derivatives) Terms

  1. Long Hedge

  2. Long Jelly Roll

  3. Long Straddle

  4. Long The Basis

  5. Look-Alike Contracts

  6. Low Exercise Price Option - LEPO

  7. Macro-Hedge

  8. Managed Futures

  9. Managed Futures Account

  10. Margin

  11. Mark To Market - MTM

  12. Mark To Model

  13. Market Index Target-Term Security - MITTS

  14. Market Is Up

  15. Market Proxy

  16. Market Technicians Association - MTA

  17. Master Swap Agreement

  18. Miami Stock Exchange

  19. Micro-Hedge

  20. Mini-Sized Dow Options

  21. Minimum Price Contract

  22. Mismatch Risk

  23. Model Risk

  24. Modified Following

  25. Montreal Exchange

  26. Mortgage Pipeline

  27. Mr. Copper

  28. MSCI All Country World Commodity Producers Sector Capped Index (MSCI AWC)

  29. Multiple Linear Regression - MLR

  30. Mumbai Interbank Forward Offer Rate - MIFOR

  31. Municipals-Over-Bonds Spread - MOB

  32. Must Be Filled - MBF

  33. Mutualization Of Risk

  34. Narrow Basis

  35. National Commodities And Derivatives Exchange - NCDEX

  36. National Futures Association - NFA

  37. Natural Capital

  38. Natural Gas ETF

  39. Nearby Month

  40. Negative Carry

  41. Netback

  42. New York Board Of Trade - NYBOT

  43. New York Futures Exchange - NYFE

  44. New York Mercantile Exchange - NYMEX

  45. NFA Compliance Rule 2-43b

  46. Nick Leeson

  47. No Dealing Desk

  48. Nominal Quotation

  49. Non-Deliverable Forward - NDF

  50. Non-Member Trader

  51. Noncommercial Trader

  52. Nonfinancial Asset

  53. Noon Average Rate Contract - NARC

  54. North Sea Brent Crude

  55. Note Against Bond Spread - NOB

  56. Notional Value

  57. Offset

  58. Oil ETF

  59. Omnibus Account

  60. On Track

  61. Online Trading

  62. OPEC Basket

  63. Open Interest

  64. Open Outcry

  65. Operational Efficiency

  66. Options Clearing Corporation - OCC

  67. Options On Futures

  68. Outright Futures Position

  69. Over-Hedging

  70. Overnight Index Swap

  71. Palladium

  72. Participatory Notes

  73. Pay/Collect

  74. Physical Delivery

  75. Physical Option

  76. Pin Risk

  77. Pit

  78. Plain Vanilla

  79. Platinum

  80. Point Balance

  81. Points

  82. Political Futures

  83. Pork Bellies

  84. Portfolio Insurance

  85. Portfolio Margin

  86. Position Limit

  87. Position Trader

  88. Positive Carry

  89. Posted Price

  90. Pre-Arranged Trading

  91. Precious Metals

  92. Prediction Market

  93. Predictive Market

  94. Previous Close

  95. Price Basing

  96. Price Channel

  97. Price Discovery

  98. Price Swap Derivative

  99. Primary Instrument

  100. Privilege Dealer

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    A swap with varying combinations of interest rate, currency and equity swap features, where payments are based on the movement of two different countries' interest rates. This is also referred to as a differential or "diff" swap.
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    A metric used to measure the economic growth of a country. It is often considered as a replacement to the more well known gross domestic product (GDP) economic indicator. The GPI indicator takes everything the GDP uses into account, but also adds other figures that represent the cost of the negative effects related to economic activity (such as the cost of crime, cost of ozone depletion and cost of resource depletion, among others).
  3. Accelerated Share Repurchase - ASR

    A specific method by which corporations can repurchase outstanding shares of their stock. The accelerated share repurchase (ASR) is usually accomplished by the corporation purchasing shares of its stock from an investment bank. The investment bank borrows the shares from clients or share lenders and sells them to the company.
  4. Microeconomic Pricing Model

    A model of the way prices are set within a market for a given good. According to this model, prices are set based on the balance of supply and demand in the market. In general, profit incentives are said to resemble an "invisible hand" that guides competing participants to an equilibrium price. The demand curve in this model is determined by consumers attempting to maximize their utility, given their budget.
  5. Centralized Market

    A financial market structure that consists of having all orders routed to one central exchange with no other competing market. The quoted prices of the various securities listed on the exchange represent the only price that is available to investors seeking to buy or sell the specific asset.
  6. Balanced Investment Strategy

    A portfolio allocation and management method aimed at balancing risk and return. Such portfolios are generally divided equally between equities and fixed-income securities.
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