Tagged: Stocks

Options

An option in finance is a financial derivative product that represents a contract sold by the option writer to another party (option holder). An option contract gives the buyer the right –not the obligation...

Clearing house

According to 15 USCS § 78c (23) (A) the term ‘‘clearing agency’’ means any person who acts as an intermediary in making payments or deliveries or both in connection with transactions in securities or...

Securities

The study of stocks and the stock market must necessarily begin with defining what stocks are. Stocks are equity securities, signifying that the owners of such securities have an equity (ownership) position—a “piece of...

High-frequency trader (HFT)

HFT is a type of investment strategy whereby stocks are rapidly bought and sold by a computer algorithm and held for a very short period, usually seconds or milliseconds. The advancement of technology over...

Short

Shorting is a specialized finance term. It is also known as going short or short selling. These terms refer to the selling of the instrument or securities borrowed from the third party. Such third...

NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext Inc. is a New York-City-based Euro-American multinational financial services company operating a number of securities exchanges, including the world’s largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. Back in March 2006, NYSE...

Stock trader

People want to trade in the stock market, because everyone can make money through the stock market by using phone call or using internet from computer. Why stocks are good investments, because they can...

BM&F Bovespa

BM&FBOVESPA is a Brazilian company, created in 2008, through the integration between the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo) and the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (Bolsa de Mercadorias e...

Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group’s businesses operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. They also provide clearing facilities, data products...

Boiler Room

In business, the term boiler room refers to a place (a room) where salespersons indulge in the unfair practice of selling dubious goods, usually by telephone. The term has negative connotations as it involves...

Preferred Stock

Preferred stock, also known as preference shares, is a special class of shares issued by joint stock companies. Preferred stock is a hybrid financial instrument that combines the properties of a debt instrument and...