Active Trading Terms

  1. LIBOR-in-Arrears Swap

  2. Limit Order

  3. Limit Order Book

  4. Limit-On-Close Order - LOC

  5. Limit-On-Open Order - LOO

  6. Line Chart

  7. Line Of Best Fit

  8. Linear Price Scale

  9. Linearly Weighted Moving Average

  10. Liquidation Margin

  11. Listed Option

  12. Local Volatility

  13. Locally-Capped Contract

  14. Lock In Profits

  15. Lock-Up Option

  16. Logarithmic Price Scale

  17. London International Financial Futures And Options Exchange - LIFFE

  18. Long (or Long Position)

  19. Long Jelly Roll

  20. Long Leg

  21. Long Market Value

  22. Long Put

  23. Long Squeeze

  24. Long Straddle

  25. Long Term

  26. Long-Legged Doji

  27. Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance

  28. Long-Term Debt To Capitalization Ratio

  29. Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities - LEAPS

  30. Longevity Derivatives

  31. Look-Alike Contracts

  32. Lookback Option

  33. Loss Carryforward

  34. Loss Psychology

  35. Lot

  36. Low Exercise Price Option - LEPO

  37. Low Volume Pullback

  38. Magic Formula Investing

  39. Maintenance Margin

  40. Managed Forex Accounts

  41. Managed Futures Account

  42. Manual Execution

  43. Manual Trading

  44. Margin

  45. Margin Account

  46. Margin Call

  47. Margin Debt

  48. Margin Loan Availability

  49. Mark To Market - MTM

  50. Market Breadth

  51. Market Disruption

  52. Market Efficiency

  53. Market If Touched - MIT

  54. Market Indicators

  55. Market Letter

  56. Market Momentum

  57. Market Order

  58. Market Psychology

  59. Market Sentiment

  60. Market Technicians Association - MTA

  61. Market Timing

  62. Market Versus Quote - MVQ

  63. Market-On-Close Order - MOC

  64. Market-On-Open Order (MOO)

  65. Market-With-Protection Order

  66. Marketing Fraud

  67. Married Put

  68. Marubozo

  69. Mass Index

  70. Master Swap Agreement

  71. Mat Hold Pattern

  72. Matching Orders

  73. Matching Pennies

  74. Material Amount

  75. Matrix Trading

  76. Maturity

  77. Max Pain

  78. Maximum Leverage

  79. Maximum Loan-to-Value Ratio

  80. May Day

  81. McClellan Oscillator

  82. McClellan Summation Index

  83. McGinley Dynamic Indicator

  84. Mean Reversion

  85. Measuring Principle

  86. Mechanical Investing

  87. Mechanism Design

  88. Mechanism Design Theory

  89. Memory-Of-Price Strategy

  90. Merger Securities

  91. Merton Model

  92. Mezzanine Debt

  93. Mid-Atlantic Option

  94. Mini-Lot

  95. Mini-Sized Dow Options

  96. Minimum Guaranteed Fill Order- MGF

  97. Minimum Margin

  98. Mississippi Company

  99. Mixed Lot

  100. MJSD

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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