Options Terms

  1. Plan Sponsor

  2. Platinum

  3. Point Balance

  4. Points

  5. Political Futures

  6. Pork Bellies

  7. Portfolio Insurance

  8. Portfolio Margin

  9. Position Limit

  10. Position Trader

  11. Positive Butterfly

  12. Positive Carry

  13. Posted Price

  14. Pre-Arranged Trading

  15. Precious Metals

  16. Prediction Market

  17. Predictive Market

  18. Preference Equity Redemption Cumulative Stock - PERCS

  19. Premium

  20. Premium Income

  21. Premium Put Convertible

  22. Prepayment Risk

  23. Previous Close

  24. Price Basing

  25. Price Channel

  26. Price Discovery

  27. Price Risk

  28. Price Swap Derivative

  29. Price-Based Option

  30. Primary Instrument

  31. Private Banking

  32. Private Currency

  33. Privilege Dealer

  34. Probability Density Function - PDF

  35. Procurement

  36. Protective Put

  37. Proven Reserves

  38. Proxy Statement

  39. Public Elevator

  40. Punter

  41. Purchase And Sale Statement - P&S

  42. Put

  43. Put Calendar

  44. Put On A Call

  45. Put On A Put

  46. Put Option

  47. Put Provision

  48. Put Ratio Backspread

  49. Put Swaption

  50. Put To Seller

  51. Put-Call Parity

  52. Put-Call Ratio

  53. Putable Swap

  54. Quadruple Witching

  55. Qualified Eligible Participant - QEP

  56. Qualifying Disposition

  57. Quantity-Adjusting Option - Quanto Option

  58. Quanto Swap

  59. Rainbow Option

  60. Range Accrual

  61. Range Forward Contract

  62. Rate Anticipation Swap

  63. Rate Of Change

  64. Ratio Call Write

  65. Ratio Spread

  66. Real Asset

  67. Real Option

  68. Rebate

  69. Rebate Barrier Option

  70. Reference Asset

  71. Reference Obligation

  72. Reference Rate

  73. Registered Options Principal - ROP

  74. Registered Options Trader

  75. Registered Principal

  76. Regular-Way Trade - RW

  77. Reload Option

  78. Remuneration

  79. Renewable Energy Certificate - REC

  80. Renewal Option

  81. Repatriation

  82. Reperforming Loan - RPL

  83. Replacement Risk

  84. Replacement Swap

  85. Reporting Level

  86. Reprice

  87. Retail Credit Facility

  88. Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer - RFED

  89. Retender

  90. Reverse Calendar Spread

  91. Reverse Cash-and-Carry-Arbitrage

  92. Reverse Conversion

  93. Reverse Convertible Bond - RCB

  94. Reverse Gold ETF

  95. Reverse Greenshoe Option

  96. Reverse Mortgage

  97. Reverse Swap

  98. REX Agreement

  99. Rho

  100. Riding the Yield Curve

Hot Definitions
  1. Cash and Carry Transaction

    A type of transaction in the futures market in which the cash or spot price of a commodity is below the futures contract price. Cash and carry transactions are considered arbitrage transactions.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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