A price chart that plots the merging of price and volume as one data point. Similar in format to a Candlestick bar chart, the height of the bar is representative of the high and low, while the width of the bar signifies volume.


A class of stock shares where the next dividend is assigned to the seller, not the buyer.


An organized marketplace where commodities, derivatives and securites are bought and sold.

Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

An investment fund traded on stock exchanges that tracks indexes such as the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, etc. The ETF tracks the yield and return of it’s corresponding index. Trades like a single stock, but provides benefits with a diversified portfolio.


A completed securities transaction.


The action of an options holder to employ the right to buy (call option) or sell (put option), the underlying security.

Expanding Triangle

A price chart reversal pattern resembling a triangle that forms when top price increases and bottom price decreases move farther apart with each subsequent price bar.

Expiration Month

The calendar month in which an option or future contract expires.

Exponential Moving Average

A technical indicator which modifies a simple moving average to give greater weight to the most recent price data.

Extrinsic Value

The portion of a stock option’s price beyond the option’s intrisic value based upon aspects such as length of contract and implied volatility. 

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