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The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, was established after World War II in December 1946. Its goals included promoting free trade, stabilizing exchange rates, and overseeing international monetary policy.


International Monetary Market is part of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that lists a number of currency and financial futures contracts.

Implied Volatility

A theoretical value designed to represent the volatility of the underlying instrument as determined by the price of the option. The factors that affect implied volatility are the exercise price, the rate of return, maturity date and the price of the option


A call option is in-the-money if the price of the underlying instrument is higher than the exercise/strike price. A put option is in-the-money if the price of the underlying instrument is below the exercise/strike price. Such options have intrinsic value.


A benchmark that measures the performance of a market or sector.


Data which provide information about or predict the overall health of the economy or the financial markets; examples are inflation, interest rates, employment, volume, and insider trading.


A sustained rise in the overall price level of goods and services during a specific timeframe.

Initial Margin

The amount of cash collateral required by a brokerage firm to be deposited before buying or selling on margin.