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Municipal Bond

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

Demand Index

A decision support tool designed by James Sibbit that reflects the buying and selling power of markets through formulas based on volume and price ratios.

Minus Tick

A decrease in price from the last previous trade.

Proxy

A designated agent authorized to take legal action on behalf of another party. Often used by shareholders to transfer voting rights to a member of company management to represent the shareholder's interests at a shareholders' meeting.

Chartered Market Technician

A designation granted by the Market Technician Association to individuals who have demonstrated mastery of technical market analysis via a series of three exams.

Delivery Month

A designation within a Futures contract that specifies the contract's expiration and when delivery of the underlying asset must occur.

Candlestick Chart

A different price chart format display of the high, low, open and closing prices which resemble candlesticks -- wide vertical bars with thin lines that extend above and below.

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.

Dollar Cost Averaging

A disciplined strategy that reduces risk where an investor contributes a fixed amount into a particular investment at regular, consistent intervals over time, thereby averaging the price paid for the instrument over that period.

Dividends

A distribution of after tax profit by a company to it's shareholders based upon class of stock and the amount of shares owned.

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.

Macroeconomic

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. 

Custodian

A financial institution that is responsible for protecting a client's financial assets to mimize risk of theft or loss. 

Underlying

A financial instrument (Stocks, Futures, Commodities, etc.) that formulates the basis for a Derivative's (such as Options) price.

Retracement

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

Bond

A financial product that allows an investor to lend money to a government or company. The entity issues what is essentially an IOU, which is then purchased by investors. Investors receive the principal (full amount) at the bond's maturity (expiration), along with interest for the bond's term.

Annuity

A financial product that is designed to accept and grow funds from an individual and then, upon pay out, a schedule of payments to the individual at a later time.

Gearing

A financial ratio that compares an investor's equity (capital) to active debt to determine level of risk. 

Unlisted Security

A financial security that has not met exchange requirements to be listed on the exchange.

Stock

A financial security that is a share ownership in a corporation representing a proportional claim to the assets and profits of the organization.

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