Options Terms

  1. Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKG) .HK

  2. Horizontal Skew

  3. Horizontal Spread

  4. Howard-D'Antonio Strategy

  5. Hundredweight - Cwt

  6. Hydrocarbon

  7. Illiquid Option

  8. Implied Rate

  9. Implied Repo Rate

  10. Implied Volatility - IV

  11. In Sight

  12. In The Money

  13. Incentive Stock Option - ISO

  14. Income Stock

  15. Indemnification Method

  16. Index Amortizing Swap - IAS

  17. Index Arbitrage

  18. Index ETF

  19. Index Futures

  20. Index Option

  21. Index Roll

  22. Infectious Greed

  23. Inflation Derivatives

  24. Inflation Swap

  25. Initial Margin

  26. INSEAD

  27. Insurance Derivative

  28. Intercommodity Spread

  29. Intercontinental Exchange - ICE

  30. Interdelivery Spread

  31. Interest Only (IO) Strips

  32. Interest Rate Call Option

  33. Interest Rate Collar

  34. Interest Rate Differential - IRD

  35. Interest Rate Floor

  36. Interest Rate Future

  37. Interest Rate Gap

  38. Interest Rate Options

  39. Interest Rate Parity

  40. Interest Rate Swap

  41. Interest-Only Mortgage

  42. Intermarket Spread

  43. Intermarket Spread Swap

  44. Intermarket Surveillance Group - ISG

  45. Internal Rate Of Return - IRR

  46. International Clearing System

  47. International Commodities Clearing House - ICCH

  48. International Monetary Market - IMM

  49. International Petroleum Exchange - IPE

  50. International Securities Exchange - ISE

  51. International Swaps and Derivatives Association - ISDA

  52. Intertemporal Choice

  53. Introducing Broker - IB

  54. Inverted Market

  55. Inverted Spread

  56. Investment Product

  57. Investment Pyramid

  58. Investment Vehicle

  59. Investor

  60. Invisible Supply

  61. Iron Butterfly

  62. Iron Condor

  63. IRS Publication 525 - Taxable And Nontaxable Income

  64. ISDA Master Agreement

  65. ISEE Sentiment Indicator

  66. ISO Currency Code

  67. Issuer

  68. Italian Derivatives Market

  69. Itayose

  70. iTraxx

  71. JAJO

  72. Japan ETFs

  73. Job Lot

  74. Joint-Life Payout

  75. Kappa

  76. KBW Bank Index

  77. Knock-In Option

  78. Knock-Out Option

  79. Korea Stock Exchange (KSC) .KS

  80. Krugerrand Gold Coin

  81. Ladder Option

  82. Lady Godiva Accounting Principles - LGAP

  83. Lambda

  84. Land Lease Option

  85. Lapse

  86. Last Trading Day

  87. Latin Baseball Futures

  88. Lattice-Based Model

  89. Lease Option

  90. Leg

  91. Leg Out

  92. Legacy Hedge

  93. Legging In

  94. Letter Of Guarantee

  95. Level 2 Assets

  96. Leverage

  97. Liability Swap

  98. LIBOR-in-Arrears Swap

  99. Limit Down

  100. Limit Move

Hot Definitions
  1. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  2. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  3. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  4. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  5. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  6. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
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