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  1. Head-Fake Trade

    A head-fake trade is a trade where a stock or market appears to be making a move in one direction, but then reverses course ...
  2. Star

    A star is a candlestick formation that happens when a small bodied-candle is positioned above the price range of the previous ...
  3. W-Shaped Recovery

    An economic cycle of recession and recovery that resembles a "W" in charting.
  4. Local Exchange Trading Systems

    Local exchange trading systems are locally organized economic organizations that allow members to participate in the exchange ...
  5. Operations Management

    Operations management is the administration of business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible within ...
  6. Series 7

    The Series 7 is an exam and license that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception ...
  7. DOL's Fiduciary Rule Officially Shelved

    In a June 21st decision, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the DOL's fiduciary rule. The rule has been harshly scrutinized ...
  8. Dull Market

    A dull market is a market where there is little activity. A dull market consists of low trading volumes and tight daily trading ...
  9. Subindex

    A subindex is a group of securities that are part of a larger class, but that are also tracked as a separate group due to ...
  10. Block Trading Facility (BTF)

    A block trading facility is a wholesale trading facility that allows traders to buy or sell large numbers of securities bilaterally, ...
  11. Sunk Cost Dilemma

    Sunk cost dilemma describes the decision of whether to stick with a project you've invested in that has not yet achieved ...
  12. Mass Index

    Mass index is a form of technical analysis that looks at the range between high and low stock prices over a period of time. ...
  13. Breaking Into Finance? This Executive VP Has Some Advice

    We asked Schwab's Executive VP of Investor Services what advice she'd give to graduates hoping to break into her field, and ...
  14. Mobile Trading

    Mobile trading refers to the use of wireless technology in securities trading. Mobile trading allows investors to use their ...
  15. Downside Tasuki Gap

    A Downside Tasuki Gap is a candlestick formation that is commonly used to signal the continuation of the current downtrend. ...
  16. Wave

    A wave is a pattern of behavior marked by noticeable increases and decreases. They can be identified in stock price movements ...
  17. Scale Order

    A scale order is a type of order that comprises several limit orders at incrementally increasing or decreasing prices.
  18. How to Change Portfolio Management Systems

    Replacing a portfolio accounting and management system is not easy, but there comes a time when these systems no longer support ...
  19. The DOL Fiduciary Rule Explained

    The Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule expanded the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under the Employee Retirement ...
  20. What Trends Should You Be Concerned About?

    With 2018 halfway over and market and geopolitical events driving anxiety, these are the themes that should really be on ...
  21. Advisors: What Does Your Future Hold?

    Advisors who can adapt and incorporate new technologies will position themselves for success. Those who don’t will be left ...
  22. Dual Trading

    Dual trading is when a broker simultaneously executes customer orders and places trades in his or her own account, or one ...
  23. Trading Effect

    Trading effect is the measure of performance that examines the difference in returns between a bond portfolio and a chosen ...
  24. Reaction

    A reaction is a reversal in the movement of a security's price, most often associated with a downward price movement after ...
  25. Upside Gap Two Crows

    Upside gap two crows is a bearish market reversal signal in technical analysis.
  26. Short The Basis

    Short the basis is a futures strategy in which a futures position is purchased to hedge against a future commitment to deliver ...
  27. SuperMontage

    A SuperMontage is a fully integrated order display and execution system for the trading of Nasdaq-listed securities.
  28. Today's High

    Today's high refers to a security's intraday high trading price or the highest price at which a stock traded during the course ...
  29. Speed Resistance Lines

    Speed resistance lines are a tool in technical analysis that is used for determining potential areas of support and resistance.
  30. Close Location Value (CLV)

    Close location value is a measure used in technical analysis to determine where the price of the asset closes relative to ...
  31. Investing Fads

    Investing fads are current popular trends that relate to investments, normally characterized by a excessive enthusiasm for ...
  32. Bid Tick

    A bid tick is an indication of whether the latest bid price is higher, lower or the same as the previous bid.
  33. Setup Price

    A setup price is a predetermined point of entry into a specific security. Once a setup price is breached, the trader will ...
  34. Horizontal Channel

    Horizontal channels are trend lines that connect variable pivot highs and lows to show the price contained between resistance ...
  35. Speculative Company

    A speculative company has a significant percentage of its assets tied up in projects with uncertain returns.
  36. Mixed Lot

    A mixed lot is a type of order for a number of securities that is not a round (or whole) lot order amount.
  37. Holding The Market

    Holding the market is the practice of placing active or pending orders for a security when the price is dropping fast in ...
  38. Currency Trading Software

    Currency trading software helps currency traders with forex trading analysis and the execution of trades.
  39. Record High

    A record high is the highest historical price level reached by a security, commodity or index during trading.
  40. Lemming

    A lemming refers to the act of an investor following the crowd into an investment, without doing research themselves; this ...
  41. Discounting Mechanism

    Discounting mechanism is the premise that the stock market takes into account all available information and present and potential ...
  42. Financial Porn

    Financial porn is a slang term used to describe sensationalist reports of financial news and products that can cause irrational ...
  43. Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL)

    Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) is a professional designation for individuals whose advice helps older clients ...
  44. Investment Policy Statement (IPS)

    An investment policy statement (IPS) is a document drafted between a portfolio manager and a client that outlines general ...
  45. Investment Advisor

    An investment advisor is any person or group that makes investment recommendations or conducts securities analysis in return ...
  46. Indian School of Business (ISB)

    Indian School of Business is an international school of business located in Hyderabad, India, offering postgraduate and post-doctoral ...
  47. Eurogroup

    Eurogroup is an informal, meeting of the finance ministers of European states that have adopted the Euro as their currency.
  48. James E. Meade

    James E. Meade was an economist who won the 1977 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for research on international trade and ...
  49. RIAs Use Tech to Solve Small Business Woes

    The jump from working at a large institution to operating independently is easier because of technology that streamlines ...
  50. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

    China Europe International Business School is a school of international business located in Shanghai, China.
Hot Definitions
  1. Gross Profit

    Gross profit is the profit a company makes after deducting the costs of making and selling its products, or the costs of ...
  2. Diversification

    Diversification is the strategy of investing in a variety of securities in order to lower the risk involved with putting ...
  3. Intrinsic Value

    Intrinsic value is the perceived or calculated value of a company, including tangible and intangible factors, and may differ ...
  4. Current Assets

    Current assets is a balance sheet item that represents the value of all assets that can reasonably expected to be converted ...
  5. Volatility

    Volatility measures how much the price of a security, derivative, or index fluctuates.
  6. Money Market

    The money market is a segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities ...
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