A measure of inflation that excludes items that are subject to volatile price movements. Vegetable prices are an example of items where prices fluctuate widely based on seasonal conditions. These products are excluded from the calculation as they can give a false measure of inflation because prices can diverge from the overall trend.
Any event initiated by a corporation which impacts its shareholders. For some events, shareholders may or must respond to the corporate action or select from a list of possible actions. Examples of corporate actions include dividend payments, mergers, rights issues and stock splits. Also see Dividend and Rights issue.
A pair of currencies traded in forex that do not include the US dollar, for example EUR/JPY.
An exchange rate between two currencies, both of which are not the official currency of the country in which it is quoted. Also refers to currency quotes that don’t involve the US dollar.
A situation where the bid price exceeds the offer price. This is usually indicative of an issue on the venue or of the market being in an auction period.
Refers to the price quotation of currencies traded in the foreign exchange market. To determine the value of a currency, it must be compared to the currency of another country (example GBP/USD). In currency pairs, the price amount shows how much of the second currency is required to buy one unit of the first currency.
Contango is a situation where the futures price of a commodity is higher than the spot price. Contango usually occurs when an asset price is expected to rise over time. That results in a upward sloping forward curve.
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These type of investors purposefully go against prevailing market trends by selling when others are buying, and buying when most investors are selling.
Cup and Handle
A cup and handle price pattern on bar charts is a technical indicator that resembles a cup and hadle where the cup is in the shape of a U and the handle has a slight downward drift