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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  6. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
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