Options Terms

  1. Bear Call Spread

  2. Bear Position

  3. Bear Put Spread

  4. Bear Spread

  5. Bear Straddle

  6. Bermuda Option

  7. Bermuda Swaption

  8. Bilateral Netting

  9. Bilbao Stock Exchange (BIL) .BI

  10. Billions Of Cubic Feet Equivalent - BCFE

  11. Binary Option

  12. Binomial Option Pricing Model

  13. Binomial Tree

  14. Biodiesel

  15. Biofuel

  16. Black Scholes Model

  17. Black's Model

  18. Blackboard Trading

  19. Block Positioner

  20. Blue Month

  21. Board Broker

  22. Board Broker System

  23. Board Of Directors - B Of D

  24. BOBL Futures Contract

  25. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) .BO

  26. Bond Buyer Index

  27. Bond Fund

  28. Bond Futures

  29. Bond Market Association (BMA) Swap

  30. Bond Option

  31. Booking the Basis

  32. Bookout

  33. Boolean Algebra

  34. Boston Options Exchange - BOX

  35. Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) .B

  36. Box Size

  37. Box Spread

  38. Break

  39. Breakeven Point - BEP

  40. Breakeven Price

  41. Brent Blend

  42. Broad-Based Weighted Average Ratchet

  43. Broken Date

  44. Brokerage Department

  45. Brokerage Window

  46. Bucket

  47. BUGS Index - HUI

  48. Bulge

  49. Bull Call Spread

  50. Bull Put Spread

  51. Bull Spread

  52. Bull Vertical Spread

  53. Bullet Dodging

  54. Bullet Trade

  55. Bullion

  56. Bullion Market

  57. Buoyant

  58. Business Auto Coverage Form

  59. Butterfly Spread

  60. Buy A Spread

  61. Buy To Close

  62. Buy To Open

  63. Buy-Write

  64. Buyer's Call

  65. Buying Hedge

  66. Cafeteria Plan

  67. Calculation Agent

  68. Calendar Spread

  69. Call

  70. Call On A Call

  71. Call On A Put

  72. Call Option

  73. Call Over

  74. Call Premium

  75. Call Ratio Backspread

  76. Call Rule

  77. Call Swaption

  78. Callable Swap

  79. Called Away

  80. Camouflage Compensation

  81. Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation - CDCC

  82. Canadian Investor Protection Fund - CIPF

  83. Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

  84. Canary Call

  85. Cantor Futures Exchange

  86. Capital Allocation

  87. Caplet

  88. Capped Option

  89. Capping

  90. Caput

  91. Carrying Broker

  92. Carrying Charge

  93. Carrying Charge Market

  94. Cash and Carry Transaction

  95. Cash Commodity

  96. Cash Contract

  97. Cash Delivery

  98. Cash Market

  99. Cash Neutral

  100. Cash Price

Hot Definitions
  1. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  2. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  3. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  4. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  5. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
  6. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
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