Active Trading Terms

  1. 130-30 Strategy

  2. 52-Week Range

  3. 90/10 Strategy

  4. Abandonment

  5. Abandonment Option

  6. Above The Market

  7. Absolute Breadth Index - ABI

  8. Absolute Return

  9. ABX index

  10. AC-DC Option

  11. Accelerated Option

  12. Accelerated Vesting

  13. Accumulation Area

  14. Accumulation/Distribution

  15. Accumulation/Distribution

  16. Accumulative Swing Index - ASI

  17. Active Box

  18. Active Trading

  19. Actuals

  20. Actuarial Analysis

  21. Actuarial Consultant

  22. Actuarial Equity

  23. Adaptive Market Hypothesis

  24. Adaptive Price Zone - APZ

  25. Adding To A Loser

  26. Adjusted Debit Balance

  27. Adjusted Exercise Price

  28. Advance/Decline Index

  29. Advance/Decline Line - A/D

  30. Advance/Decline Ratio- ADR

  31. Advances And Declines

  32. African Development Bank - ADB

  33. Agency Costs

  34. Aggregate Exercise Price

  35. Aggressive Growth Fund

  36. All Or None - AON

  37. Alligator Spread

  38. Allocation Notice

  39. Alpha Generator

  40. Alternative Mortgage Instrument

  41. Alternative Order

  42. Altiplano Option

  43. American Code For Information Interchange - ASCII

  44. American Option

  45. Amplitude

  46. Amsterdam Stock Exchange (AEX) .AS

  47. Analysis Paralysis

  48. Anchoring

  49. Andrew's Pitchfork

  50. Annapurna Option

  51. Annuitization Method

  52. Antedate

  53. Anti-Dilution Provision

  54. Anti-Takeover Measure

  55. Approved Participants

  56. Arithmetic Mean

  57. ARM Margin

  58. Arms Index - TRIN

  59. Aroon Indicator

  60. Aroon Oscillator

  61. Ascending Channel

  62. Ascending Tops

  63. Ascending Triangle

  64. Asian Financial Crisis

  65. Asian Option

  66. Asian Tail

  67. Assembly Language

  68. Asset Management Company - AMC

  69. Asset Swapped Convertible Option Transaction - ASCOT

  70. Asset-Or-Nothing Call Option

  71. Asset-or-Nothing Put Option

  72. Assign

  73. Assignable Contract

  74. Assignment

  75. Association Of Futures Brokers And Dealers - AFBD

  76. Assumed Interest Rate - AIR

  77. Asymmetric Volatility Phenomenon - AVP

  78. At A Premium

  79. At Best

  80. At Limit

  81. At The Market

  82. At The Money

  83. At-Or-Better

  84. At-The-Close Order

  85. At-The-Opening-Order

  86. Atlantic Spread

  87. Atlas Options

  88. Attribute Bias

  89. Attribute Sampling

  90. Attribution Analysis

  91. Automated Clearing House - ACH

  92. Automated Customer Account Transfer Service - ACATS

  93. Automated Forex Trading

  94. Automatic Execution

  95. Automatic Exercise

  96. Autoregressive

  97. Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity - ARCH

  98. Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average - ARIMA

  99. Autotrading

  100. Available Funds

Hot Definitions
  1. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  2. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  3. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  4. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  5. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
  6. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will be executed at a specified price (or better) after a given stop price has been reached. Once the stop price is reached, the stop-limit order becomes a limit order to buy (or sell) at the limit price or better.
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