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Automatic contribution arrangement

A feature in a plan whereby a covered employee’s compensation is reduced by an amount specified in the plan and contributed to the plan on the employee’s behalf unless the employee makes a...

Appreciation

Increase in the value of an investment over time.

Annual defined contribution limit

The maximum 401k contribution limit that applies to all employee and employer 401k contributions in a calendar year. This limit is the lesser of 100% of the employee’s total pre-tax compensati...

Average Trade Duration

Average time spent in a trade (average of all your Trade Durations). For intraday traders, this may be seconds to minutes to hours. For multiday traders, this may be days, weeks, months or even years...

Average True Range

Average True Range (ATR) is a technical analysis indicator that measures market volatility by decomposing the entire range of an asset price for that period. Specifically, ATR is a measure of volati...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Trading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines. Specifically, it takes into account intelligent computer programs to calculate, reason, learn from experienc...

Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels are gaining ground. ETFs like TAN, ICLN, PBW and PZD target solar companies, wind companies and other producers of renewable forms of energy.

ADR

American Depositary Receipts are stocks that trade in the U.S. but represent foreign shares.  ADRs trade and clear on U.S. markets in USD thereby enabling investors to avoid trading the underlying st...

Automatic Bill Payment

A checkless system for paying recurring bills with one authorization statement to a financial institution. For example, the customer would only have to provide one authorization form/letter/document t...

Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

A machine, activated by a magnetically encoded card or other medium, that can process a variety of banking transactions. These include accepting deposits and loan payments, providing withdrawals, and ...