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Triple Top

A price chart bar pattern consisting of three equal Highs followed by a price move downward.

Triple Bottom

A price chart bar pattern consisting of three equal lows followed by a price move upwards.

Trendline

A line drawn on a price bar chart at pivot highs or lows that provides a visual representation of the general direction of the trend.

Treasury Note

A debt instrument issued by the United States Department of Treasury that distributes interest payments semi-annually and matures in two to ten years.

Treasury Bond

A debt instrument issued by the United States Department of Treasury with a maturity of ten to thirty years.

Treasury Bill

A debt instrument issued by the United States Department of Treasury with a maturity of 1 year or less.

Treasuries

A debt instrument issued by the United States Department of Treasury, where principal and interest is guaranteed by the Federal government. They are tax exempt at local and state government levels, but taxable at Federal level.

Transfer Agent

An individual or organization that prepares, maintains and reports on shareholder accounts.

Transfer

The protocol that governs how securities are re-assigned to new owners.

Trading Range

The difference between a security's high and low price for a defined time period.

Trading Pit

Designated areas on the exchange trading floor where buy and sell transactions for securities are conducted through Open Outcry.

Time Value

The concept that monetary value today is worth more than it will be in the future due to the higher probabilities of earning potential.

Ticker

A digital display of current security price fluctuations occurring on an exchange for a given day. "Tick" represents change in price, regardless of direction.

Theta

Rate at which an option loses value as the amount of time to expiration changes. Also known as time decay factor.

Thematic Investing

A strategy that involves making investment decisions based on global prevailing trends (or macroeconomic themes) rather than historical performance. 

Technical Indicator

A graphical decision support tool applied to a price bar chart that takes various forms (based on formulas) to predict a market's behavior.

Technical Analysis

A methodology that evaluates market activity through historical price data and volume to forecast future price movements.

Tax Exempt Bond

A municipal bond issued by state or local governments where interest payments are tax exempted.

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