A term used in the foreign exchange market for the USD/GBP rate.
An option position comprised of purchase and sale of two option contracts of the same type and at the same strike price but with different expiration dates.
An option that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying instrument at a specified price during a fixed period.
To void a working order in the market.
Money invested in a company.
When securities are sold for a profit, the capital gain is the difference between the net sales price of the securities and their net cost.
A general term encompassing all markets for financial instruments with more than one year to maturity.
Capital Asset Pricing Model; An economic theory that describes the relationship between risk and expected return, and serves as a model for the pricing of risky securities.
A term used to describe the amount of an underlying commodity; one commodity contract.
A company that generates a steady and significant amount of free cash flow.
Same day settlement.
Measure of the actual cash generated by a business rather than the accounting profit.
Also called spot markets; these are markets that involve the immediate delivery of an instrument.
A method of settling certain futures or option contracts whereby the seller pays the buyer the cash value of the commodity traded.
Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Chicago Board of Trade.
The highest price such as an interest rate or other numerical factor allowable in a financial transaction.
A bank which is responsible for controlling a country's monetary policy.
A negotiable certificate in bearer form issued by a commercial bank as evidence of a deposit with that bank which states the maturity value, maturity rate and interest rate payable.
Provisions of the Bankruptcy Reform Act under which the debtor is reorganized by a court because the estimated value of the reorganization exceeds the expected proceeds from its liquidation.
Provisions of the Bankruptcy Reform Act under which the debtor's assets are liquidated by a court because reorganization would fail to establish a profitable business.
An individual who studies graphs of historic data to find trends and predict support and resistance levels as well as other continuation and reversal patterns.
Options of the same type with the same underlying security.
The procedure were a clearing house or principle becomes the buyer and/or the seller, and assumes responsibility for protecting buyers and sellers from financial loss by assuring performance on each contract.
An adjunct to a futures exchange through which transactions executed on its floor are settled by a process of matching trades.
A transaction which leaves the trade with a zero net exposure to the market with respect to a particular currency.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Commodity Exchange of New York.
The fee that a broker may charge clients for dealing on their behalf.
A commodity is food, metal, or another fixed physical substance that investors buy or sell, usually through futures contracts.
An option strategy consisting of both puts and calls at different strike prices to capitalize on a narrow range of volatility.
The process immediately following a transaction whereby the traders confirm the details of the trade.
Monthly measure of prices of a specified set of consumer goods and services, providing a measure of inflation. Rising CPI is normally associated with expectation of higher short term interest rates and may therefore be supportive for a currency in the short term.
An agreement to buy or sell a specified amount of a particular currency on OTC, future or option basis for a specified month in the future.
The last trading date of a futures or options contract.
The processes by which companies raise capital to fund growth, acquisitions etc; the division of an investment bank which advises on acquisitions, mergers, bid defenses, restructures and disposals.
An index that measures inflation such as CPI.
The party that takes the other side of an exchange transaction.
If a currency is traded against the dollar, the counter value would be the dollar value of the transaction.
Any transaction taken to limit exposure.
Having a long position in a currency or an asset combined with a short call option position on the same underlying currency or asset.
The risk of loss due to a counterparty defaulting or a debtor not repaying, or more generally the risk of loss due to some "credit event".
A foreign exchange deal involving two currencies that neither of which is the US Dollar or the base currency.
Rates between two currencies that neither of which is the US Dollar or the base currency.
An agreement to swap a series of specified payment obligations denominated in one currency for a series of specified payment obligations denominated in a different currency.
The net balance of a country's balance of payments (BOP) and contains the import and export items of goods and services as well as transfer payments and net investment income.