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Glossary

Lagging Indicator

Refers to the time delay between what a technical indicator shows and the current price action of a given market. Generally used by traders to gauge strength of trends. 

Large-Cap Stocks

Shares of a company with market capitalization in excess of $10 billion.

Last

The last traded price of a security.

Leverage

Borrowed funding to increase the potentiali return for an investment.

LIBOR

London Interbank Offer Rate, used as the base rate for international lending.

Limit Order

A type of trade order that instructs to buy or sell a specific number of shares at or above a specified price. The transaction is only executed when the price reaches the criteria specified.

Linear Regression

Predictive analysis that conveys the correlation between one dependent variable and one or more independent variables.

Liquidation

The process of converting assets into cash.

Liquidity Risk

Describes the liability where a company may face difficulty in converting an asset to cash to meet short term financial demands.

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