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Broker loan rate
Related: Call money rate
Bull
One who expects prices to rise.
Bull Call Spread
A strategy in which a trader buys a lower strike call and sells a higher strike call to create a trade with limited profit and limited risk. A rise in the price of the underlying increases the value of the spread. Net debit transaction; Maximum loss = debit; Maximum gain = difference between strike prices less the debit; no margin.
Bull Market
A rising stock market over a prolonged period of time usually caused by a strong economy and subsequent increased corporate profits.
Bull Put Spread
A strategy in which a trader sells a higher strike put and buys a lower strike put to create a trade with limited profit and limited risk. A rise in the price of the underlying increases the value of the spread. Net credit transaction; Maximum loss = difference between strike prices less credit; Maximum gain = credit; requires margin.
Bull spread
A spread strategy in which an investor buys an out-of-the-money put option and finances this purchase by selling an out-of-the-money call option on the same underlying.
Bulldog market
The foreign market in the United Kingdom.
Bullet contract
A guaranteed investment contract purchased with a single (one-shot) premium. Related: Window contract
Bullet strategy
A strategy in which a portfolio is constructed so that the maturities of its securities are highly concentrated at one point on the yield curve.
Butterfly shift
A non-parallel shift in the yield curve involving the humpedness of the curve.
Butterfly Spread
The sale (purchase) of two identical options, together with the purchase (sale) of one option with an immediately higher strike, and one option with an immediately lower strike. All options must be the same type, have the same underlying and have the same expiration date.
Buy hedge
See long hedge.
Buy in
To cover, offset or close out a short position. Related: Evening up, Liquidation, Offset
Buy IV Sell IV
Many options are spreads that have a buy option leg and a sell option leg. Buy IV is the implied volatility of the option leg with a buy component. Sell IV is the implied volatility of the option leg with a sell component.
Buy limit order
A conditional trading order that indicates that a security may be purchased only at the designated price or lower. Related: Sell limit order
Buy on close
To buy at the end of the trading session at a price within the closing range.
Buy on margin
A transaction in which an investor borrows to buy additional shares using the shares themselves as collateral.
Buy on opening
To buy at the beginning of a trading session at a price within the opening range.
Buy Stop Order
An order to purchase a security entered at a price above the current offering price triggered when the market hits a specified price.
Buy-and-hold strategy
A passive investment strategy with no active buying and selling of stocks once the portfolio is created until the end of the investment horizon.
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