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Lagging Indicator

Refers to the time delay between what a technical indicator shows and the current price action of a given market. Generally used by traders to gauge strength of trends. 

Large-Cap Stocks

Shares of a company with market capitalization in excess of $10 billion.


The last traded price of a security.


Borrowed funding to increase the potentiali return for an investment.


London Interbank Offer Rate, used as the base rate for international lending.

Limit Order

A type of trade order that instructs to buy or sell a specific number of shares at or above a specified price. The transaction is only executed when the price reaches the criteria specified.

Linear Regression

Predictive analysis that conveys the correlation between one dependent variable and one or more independent variables.


The process of converting assets into cash.

Liquidity Risk

Describes the liability where a company may face difficulty in converting an asset to cash to meet short term financial demands.

Listed Securities

National Exchange traded securities.


The fee assessed for the purchase or redemption of shares in a mutual fund.

Loan Stock

A stock which carries a fixed interest rate.

Logarithmic Chart

A chart where price scale is skewed so that a specific distance represents a fixed change in price. Commonly used to express exponential changes in the magnitude of numbers (prices).

Long Position

Describes an active position in a security where the investor's sentiment is that the price will go up, resulting in profit.

Long-Term Bond

A bond that reaches maturity in excess of ten years.


The lowest closing price for a security over a specific period of time.

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