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Fixed Delta
A delta figure that does not change with the change in the underlying. A futures contract has a fixed delta of plus or minus 100.
401(k) Plan
An employer-sponsored retirement plan that enables employees to defer taxes on a portion of their salaries by earmarking that portion for the retirement plan. Several investment options, including a range of funds, are generally offered.
403(b)(7) Plan
A type of individual retirement account (IRA) designed specifically for employees of qualifying nonprofit organizations (i.e., public schools, public hospitals, churches). A 403(b)(7) plan enables these employees to defer taxes on a portion of their salaries by earmarking that portion for the retirement plan. Several investment options, including funds, are generally offered for investment.
Face Value
Related: Par value
Fade
Selling a rising price or buying a falling price.
Fair Market Value
The value of an asset under normal conditions.
Fair Price
The equilibrium price for futures contracts. Also called the theoretical futures price.
Fair Values
The theoretical value of what an option should be worth usually generated by an option pricing model such as the Black-Scholes option pricing model.
Family of Funds
A fund's cost of doing business. All of a fund's expenses are disclosed in the prospectus as a percentage of assets.
Fast Market
A stock with so much volume that the order entry systems have difficulty processing all of the orders.
Feasible Portfolio
A portfolio that an investor can construct given the assets available.
Federal Funds
Deposits held in reserve for depository institutions at their district Federal Reserve Bank.
Federal Funds Market
The market where banks can borrow or lend reserves, allowing banks temporarily short of their required reserves to borrow reserves from banks that have excess reserves.
Federal Funds Rate
The interest rate charged to borrow funds in the federal funds market.
Fifty-two Week Range
The highest and lowest prices reached in 52 weeks' time.
Fill
The price at which an order is executed.
Fill or Kill
A trading order that is canceled unless executed within a designated time period. Related: Open order
Fill Order
An order that must be filled or canceled immediately.
Filter
The percentage by which the price of a security must change in order to trigger its purchase or sale.
Financial Instruments
The term used for debt instruments.
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