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Hook Reversal

A Candlestick price bar pattern identified by a higher low and a lower high than the previous day's candle bar.

Hammer

A Candlestick price bar pattern represented by a short height body with a long lower wick and little to know upper wick,

Head & Shoulders

A technical analysis term that refers to the chart pattern where a price peak is preceded and followed by two shorter peaks at the resistance level. The pattern typically signals a trend reversal.

Hidenburg Omen

A technical indicator developed to forecast a potential market crash.

Hostile Takeover

An acquisition of a target company against the will of its management.

Hedge

An investment strategy to reduce risk of loss by taking an offsetting position in a related instrument.

High-Yield Bond

Commonly referred to as "Junk Bonds", they are a financial instrument that promotes higher yields due to the higher risk for default.

H-Shares

Shares of organizations incorporated within mainland China that are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Hypothecation

The action of a trader to pledge assets (securities) as collateral for a margin account, without the transference of posession. 

Handle

The component of the price quote that appears for the bid and the offer for a currency.

Historical Volatility

The measure of how an underlying asset has moved in the past.

Hang Sang Index

The pominent stock market index for Hong Kong. 

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