Daily Chart

A visual display of a financial instrument’s price activity in intervals of one day.

Dark Cloud Cover

A Candlestick Chart pattern that signals a bearish trend, where a black candlestick forms just after a long white Candlestick.

Dated Day

Specifies date where newly issued bonds begin to accrue interest.

Day Order

An order to buy or sell a security prior to close of trading for that day. The order is cancelled if not filled.

Day Trading

A trading strategy which involves opening and then closing out all trades prior to market close within a single day.


A live trade transaction completed at current market price as opposed to an order.


A type of bond that is unsecured – not secured by physical assets or collateral. Commonly used by governments and corporations to raise capital.

Debit Balance

The amount of funds an investor must have in their margin account following a successful purchase of a security, to settle the transaction.

Debt/Equity Ratio

An indicator of a corporation’s financial leverage. Calculated through dividing long-term debt by common stock shareholder’s equity.

Declaration Date

The day where a corporation’s Board of Directors meet to announce the date and amount of the next dividend payout.


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