Trading Instruments Education

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  1. Dow Jones Industrial Average - DJIA

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange ...
  2. Floor Trader - FT

    Floor traders are people in the trading pit who are trading for their own account.
  3. Proven Reserves

    Proven reserves are the best estimate of oil that will be extracted from a formation given the current technology, economics ...
  4. Forward Forward

    A forward forward is an agreement between two parties to engage in a loan transaction on a specified future date, with the ...
  5. How to Trade Stocks That Hit All-Time Highs

    Apply this specialized set of risk management and technical rules when your positions are trading at new highs.
  6. CFLEX

    CFLEX is an electronic system for trading flex options, or options that do not possess standard conditions.
  7. Fine Paper

    Fine paper is commercial paper that is issued by solid blue-chip companies that have minimal risk of default.
  8. Impulse Wave Pattern

    Impulse wave pattern is used in technical analysis called Elliott Wave Theory that confirms the direction of market trends ...
  9. Open Trade Equity (OTE)

    Open Trade Equity (OTE) is the amount of equity in an open contract.
  10. Butterfly Spread

    Butterfly spreads are a neutral option strategy, used to profit when a trader feels the underlying stock will not rise or ...
  11. Exotic Option

    An exotic option is more complex or has a different structure than the American or European vanilla options.
  12. How is a put option exercised?

    Learn the process, and what happens, when you exercise a put option. Also, read about alternatives to exercising an option.
  13. Anticipatory Hedge

    An anticipatory hedge is a futures transaction used to lock in prices on an upcoming purchase or sale.
  14. Land Lease Option

    A land lease option is right but not obligation for a renter to lengthen his or her use of a property beyond the term specified ...
  15. Arrears Swap

    An arrears swap is an interest rate swap in which the floating payment is based on the interest rate at the end, not beginning, ...
  16. Interest Rate Swap

    An interest rate swap is a forward contract in which one stream of future interest payments is exchanged for another based ...
  17. Kijun-Sen

    The Kijun-sen is a major indicator line and important component of the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo method of technical analysis, which ...
  18. Rollover Debit

    Rollover debit, in forex trading, refers to a loss caused by an unfavorable difference in daily interest rates between the ...
  19. Online Currency Exchange

    The online currency exchange is an internet-based system for exchanging one country's currency for another on the foreign ...
  20. Price Rate Of Change - ROC

    Price rate of change is a technical indicator of price momentum measuring the percent change between the most recent price ...
  21. The Basics of Options Profitability

    Learn the various ways traders make money with options, and how it works.
  22. T Shares

    T shares are a relatively new class of lower cost mutual fund shares. The “T” stands for “transaction.”
  23. How is the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) formula calculated?

    Learn the formula for calculating both simple moving averages and exponential moving averages, indicators that are frequently ...
  24. Warrants: A Risky But High-Return Investment Tool

    Discover the advantages and disadvantages of warrants, a largely unexploited investment vehicle.
  25. What is the difference between open interest and volume?

    Learn how to interpret the relationships between price, volume and open interest in the options and futures markets.
  26. Getting started in stocks

    Here, we provide a step-by-step introduction to how to invest in stocks and succeed in this market.
  27. American Vs. European Options

    American- and European-style options have similar characteristics but the differences are important to learn.
  28. Currency Option

    A contract that grants the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell currency at a specified exchange rate ...
  29. What is the difference between options and futures?

    An option gives a buyer the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell an asset, A futures contract obligates the buyer ...
  30. Cost Basis

    Cost basis is the original value of an asset for tax purposes, adjusted for stock splits, dividends and return of capital ...
  31. Swap Rate

    The swap rate is the fixed portion of a swap as determined by its particular market and the parties involved.
  32. Greenshoe Options: An IPO's Best Friend

    Greenshoe clauses can be contained in the underwriting agreement of an IPO. Find out how companies can boost their initial ...
  33. The Basics of Covered Calls

    Covered calls can be used by investors to increase investment potential. Learn how this options strategy can lower the risk ...
  34. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

    An investor would sell a put option if her outlook on the underlying was bullish, and would sell a call option if her outlook ...
  35. Series 7

    The Series 7 is an exam and license that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception ...
  36. In The Money (ITM)

    In the money means an option has intrinsic value, which is determined by the proximity of the strike price relative to the ...
  37. Using the "Greeks" to Understand Options

    The Greeks provide a way to measure the sensitivity of an option's price to quantifiable factors.
  38. Support and Resistance Basics

    Support and resistance are used by traders to refer to price levels on charts that prevent the price of an asset from getting ...
  39. An Introduction to Structured Products

    Use structured products to bring the benefits of derivatives into your traditional investment portfolio.
  40. Margin

    Margin is borrowed money that is used to purchase securities.
  41. VIX - CBOE Volatility Index

    The Volatility index, or VIX, is a measure of investor fear and future stock price movements.
  42. Delta

    Delta is the ratio comparing the change in the price of the underlying asset to the corresponding change in the price of ...
  43. Option

    Options are financial derivatives that give the option buyer the right to buy or sell at a specific price within a specified ...
  44. Penny Stock

    A Penny Stock is an equity security that trades below $5. Penny stocks are typically considered speculative and high-risk.
  45. Understand the What and Why of Stock Splits

    A stock split is when a company increases the number of shares issued to current shareholders.
  46. Call Option

    A call option is an agreement that gives the option buyer the right to buy the underlying asset at a specified price within ...
  47. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) trades securities that are listed off traditional exchanges such as the NYSE or the Nasdaq.
  48. Put Option

    A put options gives the owner the right to sell a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price before ...
  49. Hedge

    A hedge is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset.
  50. Tick

    A tick is a measurement of the minimum upward or downward movement in the price of a security. With decimalization, the minimum ...
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