High-Frequency Trading (HFT)

High-frequency trading (or HFT) is a form of advanced trading platform that processes a high number of trades very quickly using powerful computing technology. It can be used to either find the best p...

Helicopter Money

Helicopter money is the term used for a large sum of new money that is printed and distributed among the public, to stimulate the economy during a recession or when interest rates fall to zero. It is ...


A hedge is an investment or trade designed to reduce your existing exposure to risk. The process of reducing risk via investments is called ‘hedging’.

Head and Shoulders

The head and shoulder formation has three peaks where middle is highest and symbolizes the head while other peaks signify both right and left shoulders.

Hammer Candle

A hammer candle occurs at the bottom of a long down trend and looks like a hammer. It has a long lower wick (like a doji), that forms the handle. The small body on the top is the hammer that swings do...

Hard To Borrow

Hard to borrow list refers to an inventory of securities the brokerage firm is unable to provide for short selling and would only be available for buying.

High Frequency Trading

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is when a trader or institution utilizes powerful computers to automate trading and execute large orders an very high speeds.


The practice of offsetting the price risk inherent in any cash market position by taking an equal but opposite position in the futures market. Hedgers use the futures markets to protect their business...


An individual or company owning or planning to own a cash commodity corn, soybeans, wheat, U.S. Treasury bonds, notes, bills, etc. and concerned that the cost of the commodity may change before either...


A high refers to a market milestone in which a stock or index reaches a greater price point than previously. Record highs can signal that a stock or index has never reached the current price point, bu...