The highest price achieved by a tradable security or commodity during a given day.
The lowest price achieved by a tradable security or commodity during a given day.
An order to buy or sell a security which automatically expires if it is not executed during the same trading session.
This is the act of selling and buying a financial instrument on the same day or even multiple times throughout a single day.
The primary method of recording the basic information of a transaction.
An individual or entity that acts as a principal and stands ready to buy and sell for its own account. More generally, a dealer sells products and holds inventory.
A desk where transactions for buying and selling securities occur.
Term describing the brokers which earn money from the spreads and commissions they charge to clients.
A decline in general price levels, often caused by a reduction in the supply of money, higher interest rates, and lack of credit.
The month of expiration for a futures contract. Delivery may take place during this month according to the terms of the contract. It is also called the contract month.