Options Terms

  1. BAX Contract

  2. Bear Call Spread

  3. Bear Position

  4. Bear Put Spread

  5. Bear Spread

  6. Bear Straddle

  7. Bermuda Option

  8. Bermuda Swaption

  9. Bilateral Netting

  10. Bilbao Stock Exchange (BIL) .BI

  11. Billions Of Cubic Feet Equivalent - BCFE

  12. Binary Option

  13. Binomial Option Pricing Model

  14. Binomial Tree

  15. Biodiesel

  16. Biofuel

  17. Black Scholes Model

  18. Black's Model

  19. Blackboard Trading

  20. Block Positioner

  21. Blue Month

  22. Board Broker

  23. Board Broker System

  24. Board Of Directors - B Of D

  25. BOBL Futures Contract

  26. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) .BO

  27. Bond Buyer Index

  28. Bond Fund

  29. Bond Futures

  30. Bond Market Association (BMA) Swap

  31. Bond Option

  32. Booking the Basis

  33. Bookout

  34. Boolean Algebra

  35. Boston Options Exchange - BOX

  36. Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) .B

  37. Box Size

  38. Box Spread

  39. Break

  40. Breakeven Point - BEP

  41. Breakeven Price

  42. Brent Blend

  43. Broad-Based Weighted Average Ratchet

  44. Broken Date

  45. Brokerage Department

  46. Brokerage Window

  47. Bucket

  48. BUGS Index - HUI

  49. Bulge

  50. Bull Call Spread

  51. Bull Put Spread

  52. Bull Spread

  53. Bull Vertical Spread

  54. Bullet Dodging

  55. Bullet Trade

  56. Bullion

  57. Bullion Market

  58. Buoyant

  59. Business Auto Coverage Form

  60. Butterfly Spread

  61. Buy A Spread

  62. Buy To Close

  63. Buy To Open

  64. Buy-Write

  65. Buyer's Call

  66. Buying Hedge

  67. Cafeteria Plan

  68. Calculation Agent

  69. Calendar Spread

  70. Call

  71. Call On A Call

  72. Call On A Put

  73. Call Option

  74. Call Over

  75. Call Premium

  76. Call Ratio Backspread

  77. Call Rule

  78. Call Swaption

  79. Callable Swap

  80. Called Away

  81. Camouflage Compensation

  82. Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation - CDCC

  83. Canadian Investor Protection Fund - CIPF

  84. Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

  85. Canary Call

  86. Cantor Futures Exchange

  87. Capital Allocation

  88. Caplet

  89. Capped Option

  90. Capping

  91. Caput

  92. Carrying Broker

  93. Carrying Charge

  94. Carrying Charge Market

  95. Cash and Carry Transaction

  96. Cash Commodity

  97. Cash Contract

  98. Cash Delivery

  99. Cash Market

  100. Cash Neutral

Hot Definitions
  1. Gross Debt Service Ratio - GDS

    A debt service measure that financial lenders use as a rule of thumb to give a preliminary assessment about whether a potential borrower is already in too much debt. Receiving a ratio of less than 30% means that the potential borrower has an acceptable level of debt.
  2. Federal Reserve Note

    The most accurate term used to describe the paper currency (dollar bills) circulated in the United States. These Federal Reserve Notes are printed by the U.S. Treasury at the instruction of the Federal Reserve member banks, who also act as the clearinghouse for local banks that need to increase or reduce their supply of cash on hand.
  3. Benchmark Bond

    A bond that provides a standard against which the performance of other bonds can be measured. Government bonds are almost always used as benchmark bonds. Also referred to as "benchmark issue" or "bellwether issue".
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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