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Triple witching hour

The final hour of the stock 

Market

 trading 

Session

 on the third Friday of March, June, September, and December, when 

Option

 contracts and 

Futures

 contracts expire on 

Market

 indexes used by 

Program

 traders. The simultaneous expirations often set off heavy 

Trading

 of options, 

Futures

 and the underlying stocks, which can cause large fluctuations in the value of their underlying stocks.



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10-K

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19c3 stock

,

30-day wash rule

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Accreted value

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued market discount

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Amortization of premium

,

Amortized value

,

At par

,

At best

,

At call

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Adjusted futures price

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

Adhesion contract

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Affordability index

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Assets under management

,

American option

,

American-style option

,

Asian option

,

At the money

,

Average option

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Assessed value

,

Arms Index

,

Active market

,

After-hours trading

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Block trade

,

Bond market

,

Bullet contract

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Basis trading

,

Bulldog market

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Breakup value

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Black Friday

,

Borrowed stock

,

Broad-base index

,

Blow-off top

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cash ratio

,

Collection ratio

,

Contra account

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Capital market

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Conversion option

,

Conversion ratio

,

Conversion value

,

Current market value

,

Code of procedure

,

Contra broker

,

Contract broker

,

Crossed trade

,

Currency fluctuations

,

Capitalization of income

,

Consumer confidence index

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cyclical stock

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Certificated stock

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Commodity futures

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Commodity Trading Advisor

,

Contract grades

,

Contract market

,

Contract month

,

Cash surrender value

,

Cash value

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Callable stock

,

Certificate of stock

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Consumer stock

,

Control stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract

,

Contract for deed

,

Contract sale

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Contract size

,

Covered option

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Capitalization weighted index

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt market

,

Day loan

,

Day order

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend payout ratio

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Daily trading limit

,

Deal stock

,

Defensive stock

,

Distribution stock

,

Donated stock

,

Directed share program

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Double witching hour

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Direct participation program

,

Dirty stock

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daylight trade

,

Day trade

,

Day trader

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Double auction market

,

Economic value

,

Efficiency ratio

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Embedded option

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

External market

,

Edge Act

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

EAFE Index

,

Emerging market

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Equity option

,

Ex-all

,

Exchange ratio

,

Enhanced index fund

,

European-style option

,

Exchange-traded option

,

Exercise ratio

,

Expiration cycle

,

Expiration date

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Education IRA

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Exclusion ratio

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Floor trader

,

Front-ending an order

,

Foreign currency option

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Free trade

,

Financial futures

,

First notice day

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Futures

,

Futures contract

,

Futures option

,

Futures price

,

Fair market value

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Full stock

,

Final prospectus

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Far option

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

FIN

,

Fair value

,

Forward trade

,

Fourth market

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

Growth stock

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Group IRA

,

Gather in the stops

,

Graveyard market

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Hedge ratio

,

Hang Seng Index

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High-tech stock

,

Heir

,

Holder in due course

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Historical trading range

,

Holding the market

,

Imputed value

,

Index bond

,

Index-linked bond

,

In escrow

,

Intrinsic value

,

Investment value

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Income stock

,

In line

,

Index

,

Inefficient market

,

Interest rate futures

,

Inverted market

,

Internal market

,

International trade

,

Inside market

,

Insider trading

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Index fund

,

Index option

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Installment sales contract

,

Income replacement ratio

,

In-service withdrawal

,

IRA rollover

,

Index arbitrage

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

Intermarket Trading System

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Jensen index

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Liquidation value

,

Liquidity ratio

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law day

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Last trading day

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Loan stock

,

Letter of comment

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Lapsed option

,

Listed option

,

Land contract

,

Large cap

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Matrix trading

,

Maturity value

,

Make a market

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

May Day

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Misery index

,

Marginable stock

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Market cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Market analysis

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Minimum fluctuation

,

Mixed market

,

Net book value

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

National Market System

,

New York Stock Exchange

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

Net capital ratio

,

NAPM index

,

National Futures Association

,

New York Futures Exchange

,

Non-equity option

,

Normal market

,

Nikkei Index

,

Net Asset Value

,

Nonvoting stock

,

Null and void

,

Notice of Default

,

Naked option

,

Near option

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

No-load stock

,

Nominal value

,

Narrow market

,

Nasdaq Composite Index

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negative Volume Index

,

Negotiated market

,

Next Day Settlement

,

NYSE Composite Index

,

Off-balance-sheet financing

,

Off the books

,

Overhead ratio

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Open market operation

,

Option

,

Optionable stock

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

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

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open market

,

Open trade equity

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Option exchange

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pro forma

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Payout ratio

,

Preferred stock

,

Prior preferred stock

,

P&L

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Physical market

,

Position trader

,

Primary market

,

Power of Attorney

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Private Market Value

,

Pure index fund

,

Pairs trade

,

Physical option

,

Put option

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Program

,

Program trading

,

Put ratio backspread

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Profit ratio

,

Painting the tape

,

Paper trading

,

Positive Volume Index

,

Price-weighted index

,

Put/call ratio

,

Replacement value

,

Reports and Records

,

Residual value

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Reserve ratio

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Retail Price Index

,

Retail sales index

,

Ratio

,

Restricted stock

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar combination

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Ratio write

,

Registered options principal

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Roth IRA

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Ratio analysis

,

Relative Strength Index

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Salvage value

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Stock association

,

Secondary market

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Stock buyback

,

Straight value

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Stock loan

,

Second preferred stock

,

Stock dividend

,

Standard of living

,

Single stock futures

,

Spot market

,

Spot trading

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Settlement options

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Surrender value

,

Secondary stock

,

Short interest ratio

,

Stock bonus plan

,

Stock certificate

,

Stock Clearing Corporation

,

Stock consolidation

,

Stock exchange

,

Stock index

,

Stock market

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Stock power

,

Stock screening

,

Stock swap

,

Stock symbol

,

Stock ticker

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Stock fund

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Single option

,

Spread option

,

Strike index

,

Synthetic stock

,

Special use property

,

SEP Plan

,

SIMPLE IRA

,

Simplified Employee Pension IRA

,

Spousal IRA

,

Shareholder value

,

Stock list

,

Story stock

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Swing trade

,

S Corporation

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Same Day Funds Settlement

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Session

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Suspended trading

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Trade

,

Trading

,

Take a position

,

Trader

,

Trading authorization

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Trade barrier

,

Trade deficit

,

Trade surplus

,

Trade house

,

Trading range

,

Triple witching hour

,

Third World

,

Total return index

,

Treasury Stock

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Third party

,

Treasury index

,

Truth in Lending

,

Theoretical value

,

Tenancy at will

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Trading profit

,

Trading Index

,

Take a bath

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Trade date

,

Trading costs

,

Trading curb

,

Trading floor

,

Trading halt

,

Trading session

,

Trading volume

,

Transparent market

,

Triple witching day

,

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

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unlisted trading

,

Underlying security

,

Uncovered option

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Value stock

,

Vetoing stock

,

Voting stock

,

Variable ratio write

,

Value averaging

,

Value investing

,

Variable ratio plan

,

Value Added Tax

,

Written-down value

,

Williams Act

,

World Trade Organization

,

Witching hour

,

Waiver of premium

,

Watered stock

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

When issued

,

Wide market

,

Wilshire 5000 Equity Index

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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