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Browsing by the letter "G"

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G
Definition: Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the issue is the first convertible bond of the company.
GA
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for GABON.
Gadfly
Definition: A nickname for a "professional" securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings and asks senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.
Gaijin
Definition: Japanese term used to describe a non-Japanese investor in Japan (outside person). A more polite version of the same word is gaikokujin which means outside country person.
Gain
Definition: A profit on a securities transaction recognized by selling a security for more than the security originally cost. The gain is the difference between the cost and the sale.
Gamma
Definition: The ratio of a change in the option delta to a small change in the price of the asset on which the option is written.
Gamma
Definition: The rate of change of an option's delta with respect to underlying price. The second derivative of option value with respect to underlying price. Also referred to as an options curvature. See also Greeks.
Gamma
Definition: A measurement of how fast the delta of an option changes, given a unit change in the underlying futures price; the "delta of the delta."
Gap
Definition: Financing that is required, but for which no provision has been made. The difference in total funding needed for a proposal and the amount of funding already made available.
Gap Opening
Definition: In the context of general equities, opening price that is substantially higher or lower than the previous day's closing price, usually because of some extraordinarily positive or negative news.
Garage
Definition: The floor of the NYSE, which is situated on the north side of the main trading floor.
Garbatrage
Definition: Rising stock prices and increased market activity in an entire sector caused by a psychology change stemming from a major takeover involving two companies in the sector. Speculators feel other takeovers are likely in the sector. See: Rumortrage.
Garman-Kohlhagen Option Pricing Model
Definition: A model widely used to price foreign currency options.
Gasoline Excise Tax
Definition: An excise tax paid by consumers when they purchase gasoline. The tax covers the manufacture, sale, and use of gasoline.
Gather In The Stops
Definition: A market strategy in which investors sell stocks to drive prices to a level that breaks through stop orders known to exist. Once the price is low enough, the stop orders become market orders and are executed, to create snowballing.
Gaussian
Definition: A system whose probabilities are well described by the normal distribution, or bell shaped curve.
GB
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for UNITED KINGDOM.
GBP
Definition: Pound Sterling currency
GBP
Definition: The ISO 4217 currency code for the United Kingdom Pound.
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