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Derivative

Financial instrument

 whose characteristics and value depend upon the characteristics and value of an 

Underlier

, typically a commodity, bond, equity or 

Currency

. Examples of derivatives include 

Futures

 and 

Option

. Advanced investors sometimes 

Purchase

 or 

Sell

 derivatives to manage the 

Risk

 associated with the 

Underlying security

, to protect against fluctuations in value, or to 

Profit

 from periods of inactivity or 

Decline

. These techniques can be quite complicated and quite risky.



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Decline

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ECU

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Financial instrument

,

Futures

,

FIN

,

Inc.

,

Instrument

,

Option

,

Profit

,

Purchase

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Risk

,

SEC

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Sell

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Underlier

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Underlying security

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UIT

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VAT


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10-Q

,

10-K

,

Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Average collection period

,

Accreted value

,

Accrual bond

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accumulation bond

,

Advance refunding

,

Agency bond

,

Agency security

,

American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation

,

Amortization of premium

,

Amortized value

,

Asset-backed security

,

Assumed bond

,

At par

,

Authority bond

,

All or any part

,

Associate member

,

At best

,

At call

,

Average equity

,

Adjusted futures price

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Advance rate

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Assets under management

,

Average price per share

,

American option

,

American-style option

,

Asian option

,

At the money

,

Average option

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Activity

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Average up

,

Ad valorem

,

Assessed value

,

Advance

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Accredited investor

,

Angel investor

,

Below the line

,

Book profit

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Bottom line

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Baby bond

,

Bearer bond

,

Bearer instrument

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Blanket bond

,

Bond anticipation note

,

Bond Buyer

,

Bond circular

,

Bond crowd

,

Bond equivalent yield

,

Bond fund

,

Bond indenture

,

Bond market

,

Bond ordinance

,

Bond quote

,

Bond resolution

,

Bond swap

,

Book-entry security

,

Brady bond

,

Bullet bond

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Blue Sky Laws

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Base period

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bust-up takeover

,

Breakup value

,

Back-end load

,

Benchmark risk

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Blackout period

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Combined financial statement

,

Consolidated financial statement

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Cabinet security

,

Call

,

Callable bond

,

Call date

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Catastrophe bond

,

CAT bond

,

Certificateless municipal bond

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collateralized Bond Obligation

,

Combination bond

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Commodity-backed bond

,

Consolidated bond

,

Conversion option

,

Conversion value

,

Convertible security

,

Corporate bond equivalent

,

Coupon bond

,

Credit risk

,

Current coupon bond

,

Current market value

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Convertible currency

,

Currency

,

Currency convertibility

,

Currency fluctuations

,

Currency swap

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash commodity

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Commodity Exchange

,

Commodity futures

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Commodity paper

,

Commodity pool

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Commodity Trading Advisor

,

Country risk

,

Cash surrender value

,

Cash value

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

CLU

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Capital gains distribution

,

Certificate of stock

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash advance

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Character loan

,

Closed-end credit

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit derivative

,

Credit line

,

Cure period

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Counterparty risk

,

Covered call

,

Covered option

,

Cash Against Documents

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Capital gains tax

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Closing purchase

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Direct profit

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Debt-equity swap

,

Deep-discount bond

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Derivative

,

Digested security

,

Discount bond

,

Discounted bond

,

Dollar bond

,

Droplock security

,

Dual currency bond

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Distribution period

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Derivative security

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Default risk

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Distressed security

,

Diversifiable risk

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Double up

,

Dead cat bounce

,

Decline

,

Depth of market

,

Downside risk

,

Economic value

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Embedded option

,

Equity-linked note

,

Equity risk premium

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Eurodollar bond

,

Euroyen bond

,

Event risk

,

Exchangeable security

,

Exempt security

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

ECU

,

European Currency Unit

,

Edge Act

,

E-mini

,

Exchange against actuals

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Equity funding

,

Excluded risk

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Equity option

,

Ex-all

,

Equity kicker

,

Equity mortgage

,

Equity fund

,

European-style option

,

Exchange-traded option

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Equity REIT

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Equity capital

,

Equity financing

,

Equity swap

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even up

,

Financial Accounting Standards Board

,

Financial asset

,

Financial capital

,

Financial statement

,

First In First Out

,

Form 10-Q

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Financial institution

,

Fidelity bond

,

Financial instrument

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Free bond

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Financial analyst

,

Front-ending an order

,

Foreign currency option

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Financial futures

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Futures

,

Futures contract

,

Futures option

,

Futures price

,

Front-end load

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Floating security

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Financial risk

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Financial advisor

,

Fund of funds

,

Far option

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Free right of exchange

,

FIN

,

Fair value

,

Gross profit

,

Gross profit margin

,

General Obligation Bond

,

Global bond

,

Gold bond

,

Government Bond

,

Graduated security

,

Guaranteed bond

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Grace period

,

Growing equity mortgage

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

High-grade bond

,

Housing bond

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Hard currency

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity

,

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

,

Home equity debt

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home equity loan

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

Holding period

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Imputed value

,

Income bond

,

Index bond

,

Index-linked bond

,

Industrial revenue bond

,

In escrow

,

Inflation-indexed security

,

Installment bond

,

Insured bond

,

Interchangeable bond

,

Interest rate risk

,

Intrinsic value

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

Irredeemable bond

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Interest rate futures

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Investor relations

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Instrument

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Income risk

,

Index option

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Idiosyncratic risk

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

Individual investor

,

Institutional investor

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Junk bond

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Junior equity

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Liquidation value

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Letter security

,

Limited risk

,

Long Bond

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Limit up

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Lockup period

,

Legal age

,

Legal risk

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Lapsed option

,

Listed option

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Maintenance bond

,

Marketable security

,

Maturity value

,

Medium-term bond

,

Moral obligation bond

,

Mortgage-backed security

,

Mortgage bond

,

Mortgage pass-through security

,

Municipal bond

,

Municipal bond fund

,

Municipal bond insurance

,

Municipal Bond Insurance Association

,

Municipal revenue bond

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage risk

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Minimum fluctuation

,

Net book value

,

Net profit

,

Net profit margin

,

Non-financial asset

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable instrument

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Negotiable security

,

Nine-Bond Rule

,

Non-callable bond

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Futures Association

,

New York Futures Exchange

,

Non-equity option

,

Notice period

,

Net Asset Value

,

Null and void

,

Negative equity

,

Notice of Default

,

Naked call

,

Naked option

,

Near option

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Normal retirement age

,

Nominal value

,

Nonaccredited investor

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Obligation bond

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

Operating profit margin

,

Option

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Option income fund

,

Option chain

,

Option contract

,

Option holder

,

Option margin

,

Option pool

,

Option premium

,

Option price

,

Option pricing curve

,

Options Clearing Corporation

,

Option series

,

Option spread

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Option writer

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open trade equity

,

Option exchange

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Profit margin

,

Pro forma

,

Par bond

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Performance bond

,

Pickup bond

,

Premium bond

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Primary instrument

,

Prior lien bond

,

Privileged bond

,

Provisional call feature

,

Public bond

,

Public purpose bond

,

Purchase

,

Put bond

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Profit warning

,

Physical commodity

,

Per stirpes

,

Power of Attorney

,

Paid up

,

Prepayment risk

,

Principal risk

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Private Market Value

,

Physical option

,

Put option

,

Purchase agreement

,

Profit-sharing

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Passive investor

,

Payback period

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Public equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Profit ratio

,

Painting the tape

,

Paper profit

,

Profit-taking

,

Put/call ratio

,

Private equity

,

Qualified institutional investor

,

Quiet period

,

Replacement value

,

Reports and Records

,

Residual value

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Risk adjusted return

,

Regulation Q

,

Redeemable bond

,

Registered coupon bond

,

Registered security

,

Residual security

,

Restricted security

,

Revenue bond

,

Risk

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Receive against payment

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Reinvestment risk

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Registered options principal

,

Roll up

,

Redemption period

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Risk arbitrage

,

Risk-averse

,

Risk management

,

Risk neutral

,

Risk premium

,

Risk seeking

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Realized profit

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Retail investor

,

Risk capital

,

Salvage value

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Straight line depreciation

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Savings Bond

,

SEC

,

Secured bond

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Self-supporting bond

,

Sell

,

Serial bond

,

Series bond

,

Series EE bond

,

Series HH bond

,

Short bond

,

Split coupon bond

,

Stamped security

,

Step-up bond

,

Straight bond

,

Straight value

,

Super sinker bond

,

Surety bond

,

SEC fee

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Standard of living

,

Systemic risk

,

Single stock futures

,

Soft commodity

,

Spot commodity

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Settlement options

,

Surrender value

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Security interest

,

Security loan

,

Senior security

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Single option

,

Spread option

,

Step-up warrant

,

Step-up lease

,

Social Security

,

Social Security Tax

,

Shareholder value

,

Security analysis

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short purchase

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Small investor

,

Sophisticated investor

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Times interest earned

,

Top line

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

Tax-exempt bond

,

T-Bill

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Bond

,

Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

,

Trust-preferred security

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Theoretical value

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Trading profit

,

Take a bath

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Underlying debt

,

Unlimited risk

,

Unlimited tax bond

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unappropriated profit

,

Underlier

,

Underlying security

,

Uncovered call

,

Uncovered option

,

UIT

,

Unsystematic risk

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Unrealized profit

,

Value stock

,

Vesting period

,

Value averaging

,

Value investing

,

Value Added Tax

,

VAT

,

Vertical line charting

,

Written-down value

,

With interest

,

Williams Act

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wilshire 5000 Equity Index

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-coupon bond


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