When we trade financial products, the number one barrier is terminologies. In addition, even general terms we use in our lives in the financial world such as stock, forex, cryptocurrencies may have different meanings. In such a case, this site has prepared a convenient term dictionary. It’s a small thing, but please refer to it when you want to find out glossaries with one hand for all investors from beginners who have just started trading to experienced people.
G7 plus Belgium, Netherlands and Sweden, a group associated with IMF discussions. Switzerland is sometimes peripherally involved.
The Group of Five. The five leading industrial countries: US, Germany, Japan, France, UK.
The seven leading industrial countries, being US , Germany, Japan, France, UK, Canada, Italy.
The rate at which a delta changes over time, or for one unit change in the price of the underlying asset.
A mismatch between maturities and cash flows in a bank, or individual dealer’s position book. Gap exposure is effectively interest rate exposure.
A system for global after hours electronic trading in futures and options developed by Reuters for CME and CBOT, for use in conjunction with various exchanges around the world.
Removes inflation from the GNP figure. Usually expressed as a percentage and based on an index figure.
The difference between the actual real GNP and the potential real GNP. If the gap is negative an economy is overheated.
The purchase of a stock or commodity for investment or speculation.
The selling of a currency or instrument not owned by the seller .
The original system for supporting the value of currency issued. Accordingly, the monetary system backs its currency with a reserve of gold, and allows currency holders to convert their currency into gold. This system was in vogue before 1973 when the fixed exchange rates were prevalent.
Before deduction of tax.
Gross Domestic Product
Total value of a country’s output, income or expenditure produced within the country’s physical borders. GDP is the broadest measure of aggregate economic activity available. Reported quarterly, GDP growth is widely followed as the primary indicator of the strength of economic activity. GDP represents the total value of a country’s production during the period and consists of the purchases of domestically produced goods and services by individuals, businesses, foreigners and governments.
Gross National Product (GNP)
Gross domestic product plus “factor income from abroad” – income earned from investment or work abroad.
GTC=Good until canceled
An order left with a dealer to buy or sell at a fixed price. The order remains in place until it is cancelled by the client. Different than normal practice, the order does not expire at the end of the trading day, although normally terminates at the end of the trading month.
＊These glossaries are based on easyMarkets educational tools.