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

Hot Definitions
  1. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  2. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  3. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  4. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  5. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  6. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
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