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  3. Grow Your Finances In The Grain Markets

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  1. What types of futures contracts are typically sold on an exchange?

    Explore the wide variety of available futures contracts traded on exchanges, which range from agricultural commodities to ...
  2. What's the difference between the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Mercantile ...

    Read about the CBOT and Mercantile exchanges; both are futures exchanges that offer different futures contracts and specialize ...
  3. What do traders' hand signals mean on the trading floor?

    Stock market traders use a series of hand gestures to communicate with runners in the pit. There are nine common hand gestures ...
  4. What is a call rule?

    A call rule is a rule used in the futures exchange market. It is a rule that requires the formal bidding amount of a cash ...
Hot Definitions
  1. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  2. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  3. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  4. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
  5. Basis Point (BPS)

    A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly ...
  6. Sharing Economy

    An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else.
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