Options Terms

  1. Cash Settlement

  2. Cash Trigger

  3. Cash Wages

  4. Cash-And-Carry Trade

  5. Cash-And-Carry-Arbitrage

  6. Cash-Based Option

  7. Cash-Or-Nothing Call

  8. Cash-or-Nothing Put

  9. Cash-Settled Options

  10. Cashless Conversion

  11. Cashless Exercise

  12. Cat Spread

  13. Catastrophe Futures

  14. Catastrophe Swap

  15. Certificated Stock

  16. CFLEX

  17. Chameleon Option

  18. Change

  19. Changer

  20. Charm

  21. Cheap Stock

  22. Cheapest to Deliver - CTD

  23. Chicago Board Of Trade - CBOT

  24. Chicago Board Options Exchange - CBOE

  25. Chicago Mercantile Exchange - CME

  26. China Securities Regulatory Commission - CSRC

  27. Chinese Hedge

  28. Chooser Option

  29. Christmas Tree

  30. Circus Swap

  31. Clearing

  32. Clearing Fee

  33. Clearing House

  34. Clearing Member Trade Agreement - CMTA

  35. Cliquet

  36. Closing Range

  37. Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange - CSCE

  38. Collar

  39. Collar Agreement

  40. Color

  41. Combination

  42. Combination Loan

  43. COMEX

  44. Commercial

  45. Commercial Grain Stock

  46. Commercial Hedger

  47. Commercial Trader

  48. Commission House

  49. Commitments of Traders Report - COT

  50. Commodities Exchange

  51. Commoditization

  52. Commodity

  53. Commodity ETF

  54. Commodity Exchange Act - CEA

  55. Commodity Futures Contract

  56. Commodity Futures Modernization Act - CFMA

  57. Commodity Futures Trading Commission - CFTC

  58. Commodity Index

  59. Commodity Market

  60. Commodity Paper

  61. Commodity Pool

  62. Commodity Pool Operator - CPO

  63. Commodity Price Risk

  64. Commodity Research Bureau Index - CRB

  65. Commodity Selection Index - CSI

  66. Commodity Swap

  67. Commodity Trading Advisor - CTA

  68. Commodity-Product Spread

  69. Competitive Bid Option

  70. Compliance Registered Options Principal - CROP

  71. Compound Option

  72. Conditional Call Option

  73. Condor Spread

  74. Confusion Of Goods

  75. Constant Maturity Swap - CMS

  76. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  77. Contango

  78. Contingency Order

  79. Contingent Order

  80. Contract For Differences - CFD

  81. Contract Market

  82. Contract Month

  83. Contract Size

  84. Contract Unit

  85. Convenience Yield

  86. Convergence

  87. Conversion

  88. Conversion Arbitrage

  89. Cooling Degree Day - CDD

  90. Copenhagen Stock Exchange - CSE

  91. Copper

  92. Corn/Hog Ratio

  93. Corner

  94. Cost Basis

  95. Cost Of Tender

  96. Counterbid

  97. Counterparty

  98. Country Basket

  99. Cover

  100. Covered Bear

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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