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Mid cap

Mid cap stands for middle capitalisation and is a term used to group stocks and shares. Sitting between large- and small-cap stocks, mid-cap stocks used to have a valuation of between $1 and $5 billio...

Market order

A market order is an instruction from a trader to a broker to execute a trade immediately at the best available price.

Market

A financial market is defined as a medium through which assets are traded, enabling buyers and sellers to interact and facilitate exchanges. However, the term can be used in a variety of different way...

Margin Trading

Margin trading is a way of speculating on financial markets that involves amplifying your exposure using leverage. Leverage is a facility that enables you to open a position on a market without needin...

Moving Average

A moving average is a technical indicator that combines price points of an instrument over a specified time frame, and divides by the number of data points, to give you a single trend line. It is popu...

Maintenance Margin

Maintenance margin, also known as variation margin, is the amount of capital that must be available in your account to keep a leveraged trade open. It ensures you always have enough money to fund the ...

Monte Carlo Simulation

Monte Carlo simulation is a computerized mathematical technique that allows people to account for risk in quantitative analysis and decision making. The technique is used by professionals in such wide...

Market Data

In finance, market data is price and trade-related data for a financial instrument reported by a trading venue such as a stock exchange. Market data allows traders and investors to know the...

Money Manager

Also known as portfolio managers or investment managers, money managers are people or organizations that provide personalized advice and handle portfolios. In addition to buying and selling securitie...

Max Drawdown

A maximum drawdown (MDD) is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio, before a new peak is attained. Maximum drawdown is an indicator of downside risk over a specified time per...