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A financial instrument's price movement in the opposite direction of the prevailing trend.

Regulation A

A law regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission that provides exemption from securities registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

Russell 2000 Index

A market index representing the performance of two thousand small-cap stocks.


A predictive mathematical equation that describes correlation between a dependent variable and an independent variable. Regression analysis is employed to forecast change.

Rising Bottoms

A price chart pattern that represents a security's low price increasing each day for a sustained number of days.

Regulation T

A regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission that applies to the issuance of new securities.

Relative Strength

A technical analysis calculation that represents a ratio of a stock's price to that of a market index, such as the S&P 500.

Revenue Bond

A type of municipal bond that are issued for a public project where the debt is repaid via the proceeds from the funded project.

Round Lot

A unit of trading 100 shares or any group of stock shares divisible by 100.


a. Within the Forex market, this is the interest earned when holding a position overnight.

b. The transference of funds from one individual retirement account to another without tax consequences.

Reverse Stock Split

Also known as a stock merge, this describes the process where shares of stock are merged to form a smaller amount of proportional, more valuable shares.

Red Candlestick

An attribute of Candlestick bar chart where a filled price bar is "painted" red when the closing price of the bar is lower than the day's opening price.

Retail Investor

An individual who trades using personal wealth resources, rather than institutional.


An investment's uncertainty relating to financial returns and potential loss.


An official increase to a country's currency exchange rate to reflect current market value.


Change in option value that results from a change in interest rates.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Designed by J. Welles Wilder, Jr., this is a momentum oscillator that compares recent gains to recent losses to help identify the presence of overbought or oversold territory.

Renko Chart

Designed by the Japanese, this is a price chart which exclusively plots price movement, excluding time and volume.

Rules of Fair Practice

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's rules for members applicable to customer obligations.

Rights Issue

New stock issuance by a company to shareholders based on their existing, proportional share holdings for a specific time frame and at a specific price.

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