In order to achieve success in the stock market you must be able to speak the language of the stock market. Please use our supplied glossary of terms to become better acquainted with these terms so that you may gain a better understanding of the market world
The specific security, commodity, index or financial instrument that an option or futures contract is traded.
The purchase for resale of a new issue of securities by an investment dealer or group of dealers who are also known as underwriters. The formal agreements for these transactions are called underwriting agreements.
A security not listed on a stock exchange, but traded on the over-the-counter market.
A stock is said to be on an uptick when the last trade occurred at a higher price than the one before it.