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Paper TradingSimulating a trade without actually putting up the money, usually done for the purpose of gaining additional trading experience. ...
ParThe nominal value of a bond that is paid back to the bondholder at maturity. ...
Partial FillsA partial fill occurs when a trader places an order for a certain number of shares, let’s say for 2,000 shares of stock, and instead ...
Payable DateThe date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid. ...
Penny StocksPenny stocks are speculative, low-priced stocks that generally trade on the over-the-counter markets and pink sheets. [The pink sheets provide the listings, the quotes (bid ...
Performance IncentiveA performance incentive - where the advisor gets paid based on how well your investments perform (the more money you get, the more money the ...
PipThe smallest unit of price for any foreign currency. ...
PivotWhen a market is rallying and today?s low is less than the low of the highest day in the rally, that high becomes a pivot, ...
PortfolioA selection of stocks chosen according to the investors individual goals. ...
Position DeltaThe sum of all positive and negative deltas within a hedged trade position. ...
Position LimitsEach stock is assigned a numerical limit based on its trading volume. The exam will give you the limit, i.e. 7,500 contracts. The idea is ...
Position TraderTrades longer-term trends lasting from several days to several weeks. Trades for points, not for ticks. ...
Preferred StockA security that is a hybrid of a bond and stock. A preferred typically has a fixed amount it pays in dividends, but has a ...
PremiumThe amount of cash that an option buyer pays to an option seller. ...
Premium Discount BrokersA premium discount broker could be a firm like Fidelity or Charles Schwab. The commission rates are somewhere between the discount brokers and the full-service brokers. ...
Pretzel ChartA price chart connecting the open, high, low, and close in such a fashion that it resembles a pretzel with two closed three-sided spaces connected ...
Price BarThe visual representation of a securities price fluctuations for a set period of time. Price bars can be for as little as one minute (or ...
Price to SalesPer dollar of shareholder value, how much business does this company generate? Price to sales (P/S) is a straightforward way to answer this question. Here's the ...
Price-Earnings Ratio(P/E) Ratio: A tool for comparing the prices of different common stocks by assessing how much the market is willing to pay for a share ...
PrincipalThe purchase price of a bond. ...
Privileged informationInformation that is not available to the public. ...
Producer Price Index(PPI) - A family of indices that measures the average change over time in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. PPIs ...
Property DividendsA property dividend is a dividend paid in a form other than cash or the company's own stock. ...
ProspectusA legal document issued by a company wanting to issue shares to the public (listing), outlining the history, operations and financial situation of the company. ...
Proxy StatementA proxy statement is a document that a public company sends to its shareholders prior to a shareholder meeting containing material information regarding matters on ...
PutAn option contract that gives the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified ...
Put OptionAn option contract giving the owner the right to sell a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time. ...
Put-Call RatioA ratio of the trading volume of put options to call options. It is used to gauge investor sentiment. A high volume of puts compared ...
PyramidingAdding to a position as the market moves up or down. ...

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