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Equilibrium
A price level in a sideways market equal-distance from the resistance and support levels.
Equilibrium Market Price of Risk
The slope of the capital market line (CML). Since the CML represents the return offered to compensate for a perceived level of risk, each point on the line is a balanced market condition, or equilibrium. The slope of the line determines the additional return needed to compensate for a unit change in risk.
Equity
The residual dollar value of a futures trading account, assuming its liquidation at the going market price.
Equity Collar
The simultaneous purchase of an equity floor and sale of an equity cap.
Equity Floor
An agreement in which one party agrees to pay the other at specific time periods if a specific stock market benchmark is less than a predetermined level.
Equity Income Funds
A fund that seeks to provide relatively high current income and growth of income by investing a large portion of its assets in stocks.
Equity market
Related: Stock market
Equity Options
Options in which the underlying is either a stock or a stock index.
Equity Risk Premium
An extra return that the stock market must provide over the rate on Treasury bills to compensate for market risk.
Equity Swap
A swap in which the cash flows that are exchanged are based on the total return on some stock market index and an interest rate (either a fixed rate or a floating rate). Related: Interest rate swap
Ethical Fund
A fund that only invests in the securities of firms meeting certain social standards. For example, an ethical fund might exclude securities of companies that are known to practice discrimination, that operate in certain countries, or that produce specific products such as alcohol, tobacco, or nuclear weapons.
Euro Straight
A fixed-rate coupon Eurobond.
Eurobond
A bond that is (1) underwritten by an international syndicate, (2) offered at issuance simultaneously to investors in a number of countries, and (3) issued outside the jurisdiction of any single country.
Eurodollar
Dollars deposited in foreign banks, with the futures contract reflecting the rates offered between US banks and foreign banks.
Eurodollar Bonds
Eurobonds denominated in U.S. dollars.
Euroequity Issues
Securities sold in the Euromarket. That is, securities initially sold to investors simultaneously in several national markets by an international syndicate.
Euromarket
Related: Externa
European Stock Funds
A fund that invests primarily in the stock of Western European companies.
European Style Option
An option contract that can only be exercised on the expiration date.
Euroyen Bonds
Eurobonds denominated in Japanese yen.
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