A substantial rise in the market price following a decline.
The high and low transaction prices of a currency, security or commodity during a given period.
The price of one currency in terms of another.
An evaluation of credit quality of a company's debt issue by a rating agency. Investors and analysts use ratings to assess the riskness of an investment.
Selling more near-term options than longer maturity options at the same strike price.
Buying a specific quantity of options and selling a larger quantity of out of the money options.
A reversal of the prevailing trend in price movement. The term is most often used to describe a decline after a period of rising prices.
Interest rate that has been adjusted to eliminate the effect of inflation.
Inflation adjusted model of Gross Domestic Product.
A real-time quote is one that states the most recent bid or offer.
A period of general economic decline; specifically a decline in GDP for two or more consecutive quarters.
The rate at which interest earned on a loan can be reinvested. The rate may not attract the same level of interest as the principal amount.
A contract in which the seller of fixed income securities such as Treasury Bills agrees to buy them back at a specified time and price.
The buy back rate of the repurchase agreement.
The ratio of reserves to deposits, expressed as a fraction, prescribed by national banking authorities.
Funds set aside for emergencies or other future needs; Official reserves are to ensure that a government can meet near term obligations.
A price recognized by technical analysts as a price which is likely to result in a rebound but if broken through is likely to result in a significant price movement.
RPI; an inflationary indicator that measures the change in the cost of a fixed basket of retail goods.
A monthly measurement of all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes; often a measure of consumer confidence.
Indicator of profitability. Determined by dividing net income for the past 12 months by common stockholder equity.
A figure of merit used to help make capital investment decisions. ROI is calculated by considering the annual benefit divided by the investment amount.
A system for award-winning trading between banks in operation since the early 1980s.
A change, usually an increase, in a country's fixed exchange rate as a result of official.
Change in the general trend of the market.
The process of analyzing exposure to risk and determining how to best handle such exposure.
A combination of purchasing put options with the sale of call options. The put limits downside, while the call limits the upside.
An overnight swap, specifically the next business day against the following business day (also called Tomorrow Next, abbreviated to Tom-Next).
A completed transaction involving both a purchase and a subsequent sale, or a sale followed by a liquidating purchase.
Keeping open positions in the hope of a speculative gain.