Active Trading Terms

  1. Limit Order

  2. Limit Order Book

  3. Limit-On-Close Order - LOC

  4. Limit-On-Open Order - LOO

  5. Line Chart

  6. Line Of Best Fit

  7. Linear Price Scale

  8. Linearly Weighted Moving Average

  9. Liquidation Margin

  10. Listed Option

  11. Local Volatility

  12. Locally-Capped Contract

  13. Lock In Profits

  14. Lock-Up Option

  15. Logarithmic Price Scale

  16. London International Financial Futures And Options Exchange - LIFFE

  17. Long (or Long Position)

  18. Long Jelly Roll

  19. Long Leg

  20. Long Market Value

  21. Long Put

  22. Long Squeeze

  23. Long Straddle

  24. Long Term

  25. Long-Legged Doji

  26. Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

  27. Long-Term Debt To Capitalization Ratio

  28. Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities - LEAPS

  29. Longevity Derivatives

  30. Look-Alike Contracts

  31. Lookback Option

  32. Loss Carryforward

  33. Loss Psychology

  34. Lot

  35. Low Exercise Price Option - LEPO

  36. Low Volume Pullback

  37. Magic Formula Investing

  38. Maintenance Margin

  39. Managed Forex Accounts

  40. Managed Futures Account

  41. Manual Execution

  42. Manual Trading

  43. Margin

  44. Margin Account

  45. Margin Call

  46. Margin Debt

  47. Margin Loan Availability

  48. Mark To Market - MTM

  49. Market Breadth

  50. Market Disruption

  51. Market Efficiency

  52. Market If Touched - MIT

  53. Market Indicators

  54. Market Letter

  55. Market Momentum

  56. Market Order

  57. Market Psychology

  58. Market Sentiment

  59. Market Technicians Association - MTA

  60. Market Timing

  61. Market Versus Quote - MVQ

  62. Market-On-Close Order - MOC

  63. Market-On-Open Order (MOO)

  64. Market-With-Protection Order

  65. Marketing Fraud

  66. Married Put

  67. Marubozo

  68. Mass Index

  69. Master Swap Agreement

  70. Mat Hold Pattern

  71. Matching Orders

  72. Matching Pennies

  73. Material Amount

  74. Matrix Trading

  75. Maturity

  76. Max Pain

  77. Maximum Leverage

  78. Maximum Loan-to-Value Ratio

  79. May Day

  80. McClellan Oscillator

  81. McClellan Summation Index

  82. McGinley Dynamic Indicator

  83. Mean Reversion

  84. Measuring Principle

  85. Mechanical Investing

  86. Mechanism Design

  87. Mechanism Design Theory

  88. Memory-Of-Price Strategy

  89. Merger Securities

  90. Merton Model

  91. Mezzanine Debt

  92. Mid-Atlantic Option

  93. Mini-Lot

  94. Mini-Sized Dow Options

  95. Minimum Guaranteed Fill Order- MGF

  96. Minimum Margin

  97. Mississippi Company

  98. Mixed Lot

  99. MJSD

  100. Mobile Trading

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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