Asset Allocation: Dividing instrument funds among markets to achieve diversification or maximum return.
Bearish: A market view that anticipates lower prices.
Bullish: A market view that anticipates higher prices.
Chartist: An individual who studies graphs and charts of historic data to find trends and predict trend reversals.
Counterparty: The other organization or party with whom trading is being transacted.
Day Trader: Speculator who takes positions in instruments which are liquidated prior to the close of the same trading day.
Economic Indicator: A statistics which indicates economic growth rates and trends such as retail sales and employment.
Exotic: A less broadly traded market instrument.
Fast Market: Rapid movement in a market caused by strong interest by buyers or sellers.
Fed: The U.S. Federal Reserve. FDIC membership is compulsory for Federal Reserve members.
GDP: Total value of a country's output, income or expenditure produced within the country's physical borders.
Liquidity: The ability of a market to accept large transactions.
Resistance Level: A price which is likely to result in a rebound but if broken may result in a significant price movement.
Spread: The difference between the bid and ask price of a market instrument.
Support Levels: When a price depreciates or appreciates to a level where analysis suggests that the price will rebound.
Thin Market: A market in which trading volume is low and in which consequently spread is wide and the liquidity is low.
Volatility: A measure of the amount by which an asset price is expected to fluctuate over a given period.