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Calendar SpreadApplying to derivative products, a strategy in which there is a simultaneous purchase and sale of options of the same class at different strike prices, ...
CallAn option contract that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified ...
Called AwayWhen a call or put option is exercised against the stockholder. ...
Candlestick ChartA price chart that displays the high, low, open and close for each day over a specified period of time. ...
CapitalThe amount of money you have invested. When your investing objective is capital preservation, your priority is to try not to lose any money. When your objective is ...
Capital ExposureThe amount of capital (money) that may be lost if a trade moves against the initial position. In other words, the potential cost to find ...
Capital GainThe profit realized when a capital asset is sold for a higher price than the purchase price. Your costs (when you buy) include the commission you ...
Capital LeaseAfter a lease term expires, a company may get ownership in the underlying property if it meets a variety of criteria (although this is beyond ...
Capital LossWhen a stock is sold below cost; the difference between the net cost of a security and the net sales price, if the security is ...
CapitulationWhen investors en masse have completely given up hope on an investment or market. Capitulation often occurs on heavy, panic type selling, and is followed ...
Cash CommodityThe actual physical commodity, as distinguished from a futures contract. ...
Cash DividendsA cash dividend is a dividend paid in cash. To be able to pay cash dividends, companies need to have not only sufficient earnings but ...
Cash EquivalentA very liquid asset.That means it's available right now or is in an account with a maturity no longer than three months. ...
Cash FlowRepresents earnings before depreciation, amortization, and non-cash charges; sometimes called cash earnings. This indicates the ability to pay dividends. ...
Cash Flow StatementA financial statement that adjusts the balance sheet and income statement to see how much money a company has generated or spent during a certain ...
Cash-and-Carry ShellA shell company whose owners wish to sell most or all of the shell's ownership for cash, rather than participate as equity holders in a ...
CBOECBOE interest-rate products are based on the underlying assets of U.S. Treasury bills, 5-year U.S. Treasury notes, 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, and 30-year U.S. Treasury ...
CBOTCBOT products are futures-based products trading on U.S. Treasury bills, 2-year U.S. Treasury notes, 5-year U.S. Treasury notes, 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, and 30-year U.S. ...
CeilingThe highest price, interest rate, or other numerical factor allowable in a financial transaction. ...
Certificate of IncorporationThe filing with a U.S. state's government (typically the Department of State) to create a corporation. Some states use the term articles of incorporation, and ...
Chapter 11Provides a company a breather to attempt to turn things around. ...
Chapter 7The filing a company makes when it decides to liquidate its operations. ...
Chicago Board Options Exchange(CBOE): Established in 1973, the CBOE was the first organized options exchange in the United States. ...
Clean ShellA shell company which has no liabilities or other negative attributes as perceived by an operating business seeking to merge with it. ...
ClearinghouseAn institution established separately from the stock exchanges that ensures that the payment and delivery of stocks or options is handled accurately and efficiently. ...
CloseThe period at the end of the trading session; sometimes used to refer to the closing price. ...
Close-GapAnother term for "lap." A lap up occurs when the next day?s low is greater than the previous day?s close. ...
Closed PositionExposure in foreign currencies that no longer exists. ...
Closed-Ended FundsClosed-ended funds, like their more populous and popular open-ended cousins, are investment companies set up to own securities portfolios. But unlike traditional funds, closed-ended funds trade ...
Closing PriceThe price of the last transaction of a particular stock completed during a day’s trading session on an exchange. ...
Closing QuoteThe last bid and offer prices of a particular stock at the close of a day’s trading session on an exchange. ...
CollarAn upper and lower limit on the interest rate on a floating-rate note or an adjustable-rate mortgage. ...
CollateralAn asset than can be repossessed if a borrower defaults. ...
Combination StrategyA strategy in which a put and call with the same strike price and expiration are either both bought or both sold. ...
CommissionThe fee paid to a broker to execute a trade, which is based on the number of shares, bonds, options, and/or their dollar value. ...

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