Futures (Commodities & Derivatives) Terms

  1. Probability Density Function - PDF

  2. Procurement

  3. Proven Reserves

  4. Public Elevator

  5. Punter

  6. Purchase And Sale Statement - P&S

  7. Quadruple Witching

  8. Qualified Eligible Participant - QEP

  9. Quantity-Adjusting Option - Quanto Option

  10. Quanto Swap

  11. Range Forward Contract

  12. Rate Anticipation Swap

  13. Real Asset

  14. Reference Asset

  15. Reference Obligation

  16. Reference Rate

  17. Renewable Energy Certificate - REC

  18. Replacement Risk

  19. Replacement Swap

  20. Reporting Level

  21. Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer - RFED

  22. Retender

  23. Reverse Calendar Spread

  24. Reverse Cash-and-Carry-Arbitrage

  25. Reverse Conversion

  26. Rho

  27. Riding the Yield Curve

  28. Rig Utilization Rate

  29. Rings

  30. Risk Capital

  31. Rocket Scientist

  32. Rogue Trader

  33. Roll Forward

  34. Roll Yield

  35. Rollercoaster Swap

  36. Rolling Hedge

  37. Runner

  38. S&P 500 Mini

  39. S&P/ASX 200 Index

  40. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes

  41. Sao Paolo Stock Exchange (SAO) .SA

  42. Scalper

  43. SEC Form 1-N

  44. SEC Form R31

  45. Section 1256 Contract

  46. Section 988

  47. Securities And Futures Commission - SFC

  48. Seller's Call

  49. Seller's Option

  50. Selling Hedge

  51. Semiconductor

  52. Serial Option

  53. Series 3

  54. Series 30

  55. Series 31

  56. Series 7

  57. Settlement Price

  58. Settlement Risk

  59. Settling Price

  60. Severability

  61. Shipping Certificate

  62. Shock Absorber

  63. Short Date Forward

  64. Short Gold ETF

  65. Short Hedge

  66. Short Market Value

  67. Short The Basis

  68. Silver

  69. Silver ETF

  70. Silver Thursday

  71. Single Stock Future - SSF

  72. Small Trader

  73. Soft Commodity

  74. Sold-Out Market

  75. Solutionary

  76. Sour Crude

  77. SPAN Margin

  78. Special Purpose Vehicle/Entity - SPV/SPE

  79. Speculative Bubble

  80. Speculator

  81. Split Close

  82. Spoo

  83. Spot Commodity

  84. Spot Delivery Month

  85. Spot Market

  86. Spot Price

  87. Spot Trade

  88. Spreadlock

  89. STIR Futures & Options

  90. Stock Replacement Strategy

  91. STOXX

  92. Street Book

  93. Strike Price

  94. Strong Hands

  95. Structural Change

  96. Structured Funds

  97. Sugar No.11

  98. Suitable (Suitability)

  99. Super Hedging

  100. Swap

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