A security becomes illiquid when a lack of trading activity in the security makes it hard to sell without taking a large loss.
An organization founded in 1944 to oversee exchange arrangements of member countries and to lend foreign currency reserves to members with short-term balance of payment problems.
International Monetary Market is part of the CME that lists a number of currency and financial futures contracts.
A theoretical value designed to represent the volatility of the underlying instrument as determined by the price of the option. The factors that affect implied volatility are the exercise price, the rate of return, maturity date and the price of the option.
The implied volatility varies for different strikes of an option.
A call option is in the money when the strike price is less than the current price of the underlying instrument. A put is when the strike price is greater.
Currency which cannot be exchanged for other currencies, because this is forbidden by the foreign exchange regulations.
Statistical composite that measures changes in the economy or in financial markets.
A price quoted but is not firm.
An indicator measuring physical output of manufacturing, mining and utilities.
The overall general upward price movement of goods and services in an economy, usually as measured by the Consumer Price Index and the Producer Price Index.
The amount of cash collateral required by a brokerage firm to be deposited before buying or selling on margin IPO Initial Public Offering; A company's first sale of stock to the public.
The bid and offer rates at which international banks place deposits with each other.
The minimum interest rate that could be charged.
An option contract whose underlying security is a debt obligation.
An agreement to swap interest rate exposures from floating to fixed or vice versa. There is no swap of the principal. It is the interest cash flows be they payments or receipts that are exchanged.
Action taken by a central bank to affect the value of its currency.
A call option is In-the-money if the price of the underlying instrument is higher than the exercise/strike price. A put option is In-the-money if the price of the underlying instrument is below the exercise/strike price. Such options have intrinsic value.
An open position that is usually squared off by the close of the day.
The amount by which an option is In-the-money. The intrinsic value is the difference between the exercise price and the price of the underlying instrument.