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Mandatory CallsThe issuer has a mandated savings account (the sinking fund) and is required to make deposits into that account. Every so often—as detailed in the ...
MarginA deposit made by a trader with a clearinghouse to ensure that he/she will fulfill any financial obligations resulting from his or her trades. Margin ...
Margin AccountAn account in which stocks can be purchased for a combination of cash and a loan. The loan in the margin account is collateralized by ...
Margin CallThe brokerage's demand that a customer deposit a specified amount of money or securities when a purchase is made in a margin account; the amount ...
Margin RequirementsThe amount of cash or marginable securities (for example, blue chip stocks) that an account holder must have in his account to write uncovered (or ...
Marginable SecurityAn investment that can be used as collateral in a margin account. ...
Mark to MarketProcess of reevaluating all open positions with the current market prices. The daily adjustment of margin accounts to reflect profits and losses in such a ...
Market CapitalizationThe number of outstanding shares multiplied by the value per share. ...
Market if TouchedMarket if Touched (MIT) order - An order that becomes a market order if the price specified is reached. ...
Market MakerA dealer willing to accept the risk of holding a particular security in his or her own account to facilitate trading in that security. ...
Market OrderAn order to buy or sell securities at the price given at the time the order reaches the market. Buy or sell at the best ...
Market SurveillanceThe department responsible for investigating and preventing abusive, manipulative, or illegal trading practices on The NASDAQ Stock Market. Considerable resources are devoted to surveilling The ...
Married Put"Married put" is an equity term that does little to describe the position - buying or holding the outright shares, while purchasing a put ...
MaturityThe date on which a bond's principal is repaid to the investor and interest payments cease. Maturity is the number of years until the principal ...
Mercury ChartA modified bar chart used in commodity futures. Each bar shows the price range for a time unit and changes in open interest and volume ...
MomentumWhere a market direction (up or down) is established. ...
Momentum IindicatorMost price-based indicators are also called momentum indicators. In most cases, the momentum indicator represents the rate-of-change over the lookback period. The rate-of-change may reflect ...
Momentum InvestorSomeone who buys stocks or other securities that have had high returns over the past 3 to 12 months, and sells those that have had ...
Momentum ReversalA momentum reversal is when the momentum indicator reverses from bullish to bearish or from bearish to bullish. ...
Monetary StopsMonetary stops are universal in options trading strategies.For long neutral delta strategies like straddles and strangles, you will need to decide a spread premium in ...
MoneynessA term to define whether an options contract is in-the-money, at-the-money, or out-of-the-money. ...
Moving AverageAdded to stock charts, these indicators represent average price over time. By averaging prices, the indicator can smooth or eliminate the fluctuations in data and ...
Mutual FundsMutual funds are the most common type of pooled investment. Funds "slice and dice" many types of investments - stocks, bonds, money-market instruments, and other securities ...

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