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Island Reversal

A Candlestick chart pattern where a security's price gaps up or down, moves hgher than this price, then gaps up or down below the starting price.

Inflection Point

A circumstance that influences change in a company's progress, for better or worse.


A collection of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) adminstrated by BlackRock. 

Inverse Relationship

A correlation between two values where an increase in one results in a decrease in the other.


A mathematical process where related, known data is used to forecast an unknown value such as a security's price or yield.

Index Fund

A mutual fund constructed to match the performance of an index of securities.

Ichimoku Cloud

A technical indicator with five components (Tenkan-Sen, Kijun-Sen, Senkou Span A, Senkou Span B and Chickou Span) that is used to track momentum and forecast support and resistance.

Immediate-or-Cancel (IOC)

A trade order that requires execution immediately, otherwise the order is to be cancelled. 

Investment Advisor

An individual or firm that provides investment recommendations or analysis for a fee, to clients. U.S. based investment advisers must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


An option contract that has a strike price greater than share price of the underlying asset.


An unconditional contract between a bond issuer and bondholder that details terms of the bond.

Intermarket Analysis

As a subset of Technical Analysis, this is the study of correlations between major asset classes to determine trend direction strength in a specific asset being traded. 

Interbank Rate

Foreign Exchange Interest charged for short-term loans transacted between banks.

Institutional Investor

Large organizations (Mutual,Pension or Endowment funds, Insurance companies, Commercial Trusts, Investment Banks) with large amounts of capital to invest in securities, commodities or foreign exchange for it's own benefit or that of it's clients.

Investment Grade

Rating system for stocks or bonds designated as lower risk for investors. 

Intraday Trading

Style of trading that is short-term, where buy and sell orders are transacted within a single day.

Issued Stock

The complete amount of stock shares sold and held by shareholders which include company insiders and the public.

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

The first availability of stock offered by a private company seeking capital to support its growth, to the public.

Intrinsic Value

The hypothetical value of a company that factors in the value of future cash flows. In options trading, this refers to the difference in an option's Strike Price and market value of the underlying asset.

Implied Volatility

The market's estimate of where volatility will be in the future.

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