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Daily Price LimitThe level at which many commodity, futures, and options markets are allowed to rise or fall in a day. ...
Day OrderWhen you place a Day Order you give your broker a price at which you are willing to buy or sell a stock or option ...
Day TraderA very short-term trader who is usually glued to the monitor during market hours and enters and exits a trade during one trading day. The ...
Day TradingEstablishing and liquidating the same position or positions within one day’s trading. ...
DealerAn individual or firm that acts as a principal or counterparty to a transaction. ...
DebitThe amount that is subtracted from a trader?s account when a trade involves the net purchase of options contracts. ...
Debit SpreadThe difference in value of two options, where the value of the long position exceeds the value of the short position to create a net ...
Debt to EquityThis old standard is commonly used to get a feel for indebtedness, particularly in comparison with the rest of an industry. How to calculate debt to ...
Deep In the Money(DITM) Calls: where the price of the underlying security is far greater than the call Strike price. Puts: where the price of the underlying security is far ...
Defensive StocksDefensive stocks are the stocks of companies that tend to hold their price levels when the economy declines.Generally, these stocks resist downturns in the economy ...
Deferred ChargesDeferred charges are expenditures for items that will benefit future periods beyond one year from the balance sheet date; for example, costs for introduction of ...
Definitive AgreementThe definitive agreement is a legally binding contract between a buyer and seller detailing the terms and conditions of the sale transaction. In an auction, the ...
Delayed QuoteA stock or bond quote that shows the bid and ask prices 15, sometimes 20 minutes after a trade takes place. ...
Delayed Time QuotesQuotes which are delayed from real time. ...
DeltaThe amount by which the price of an option changes for every dollar move in the underlying instrument. Delta measures the sensitivity of the option’s ...
Delta HedgeA strategy designed to protect the investor against directional price changes in the underlying asset by engineering the overall position delta to zero. ...
Delta NeutralRefers to an options position constructed so that the profitability of the position relies on the magnitude of the move - not the directional bias; ...
Depressed MarketMarket in which supply overwhelms demand, leading to weak and lower prices. ...
DerivativesDerivatives are financial instruments whose value is based on the market value of an underlying asset such as a stock, bond, or commodity. ...
DevaluationThe deliberate downward adjustment of a currency’s price, normally by official announcement. ...
Directional TradeA trade that requires the underlying asset to move in one direction in order to produce profits. To make a profit, the trader must determine ...
DirectionlessRefers to an investment that lacks direction and is not trending higher or lower. Certain options strategies work well when the underlying asset is not ...
Discount BrokerA brokerage house featuring relatively low commission rates in comparison to a full-service broker. A brokerage firm that offers lower commission rates than a full-service broker, ...
DivergenceA term used to describe a difference in the behavior of two instruments, or an instrument and an indicator based on that instrument. ...
DiversificationSpreading one's assets across a wide variety of investments within a portfolio to minimize the impact of any one security on overall portfolio performance and ...
Diversification RuleDo not invest more than 30 percent of the total value of your portfolio in any one sector and no more than 20 percent of ...
DividendWhen companies pay part of their profits to shareholders, those payments are called dividends. A portion of a company’s profit paid to common and preferred ...
Domestic MarketA nation’s internal market for issuing and trading securities of entities domiciled within that nation. ...
Double DiagonalsDouble diagonals are a favorite among professional index option traders.The double diagonal capitalizes perfectly on the moderate range of the index versus singular components by ...
Dow Jones Industrial Average(DOW) The best known U.S. index of stocks. A price-weighted average consisting of 30 actively traded blue-chip stocks, primarily industrial, including stocks traded on the ...
DowntickA new price quote at a price lower than the preceding quote. A downward price movement in a particular stock. A trade occurring at a lower ...
DownturnThe transition point between a rising, expanding economy to a falling, contracting one. ...
Dual listingThe situation that arises when a security is registered for trading on more than one exchange. ...

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