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Margin Call

A broker or bank's demand that a client deposit additional funding or securities to cover potential losses.

Member Firm

A Broker-Deaker where at least one of the company's principals are a member of a clearing house organization, stock exchange, or self-regulating agency.

Market Maker

A Broker-Dealer that is prepared to buy and sell a specific stock at any time, on a sustained, consistent basis with a firm ask and bid price.

Municipal Bond

A debt security issued by local government to fund capital expenditures.

Minus Tick

A decrease in price from the last previous trade.

Money Market

A division of the financial market where financial instruments with high liquidity and short-term maturities are traded by banks, institutional investors and money dealers.


A field fo economics specializing in the study of aggregate economies rather the behaviors of individuals or markets. Focuses on factors such as unemployment, rate of growth, inflation and national income. 

Modified Sharpe Ratio

A formula based on the Sharpe Ratio that predicts the performance of an asset after risk adjustments.

Market Technicians Association

A non-profit organization that exclusively provides the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Program for professionals advancing their study of technical analysis theory and ethical practices within the investment community.

Mutual Fund

A professionally managed fund that combines the investments by a group of individuals to purchase securities, bonds or other assets.

Moving Average

A technical analysis formula that calculates the mean of data for a specified time period by continually recomputing the mean as new values are added.

Market Thrust

A technical indicator that evaluates momentum by taking advancing issues on a particular exchange and dividing by total issues (advancing and declining), then producing a 10 period Moving Average of the resulting percentage.

Market Order

A trade order that is to be executed immediately at the current market price for a security where execution is more important than price.

Momentum Indicator

A trend predicting technical indicator that conveys the rate at which stock prices are rising or falling.

Mortgage Backed Securities

A type of security derivative that carries collateral in the form of a mortgage or a group of mortgages.

Monte Carlo Simulation

An algorithmic model that provides probabilities for various, different outcomes through analyzing random data samples.

Market Weighted Index

An index in which price is determined by the price of individual stocks,weighted for total market value of outstanding shares. Individual stock price fluctuation impacts the overall value of the index.

Money Flow Index

Designed by Gene Quong and Avrum Soudack, this is a technical indicator that evaluates price and volume to assess buying and selling pressure.

Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

Designed by Gerald Appel, this is a technical indicator that compares values of two Exponential Moving Averages at periods of 26 and 12 respectively to reveal trend strength, direction and duration as well as momentum.

McClellan Oscillator

Designed by Sherman and Marion McClellan, this technical indicator is applied to the NYSE to evaluate market breadth by analyzing the difference between Advancing and Declining issues.

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