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Gamma
The ratio of the change in a call option's delta to the change in price of underlying stock.
Gap
A day in which the daily range is completely above or below the previous day's daily range.
General Bond Funds
A fund that invests in bonds without any quality or maturity restrictions.
General Municipal Bond Funds
A fund that invests primarily in bonds issued by municipalities throughout the country, and which generate federally tax-exempt income.
General obligation bond
A debt instrument of a municipality which is secured by the issuer's unlimited taxing power.
Geographic risk
Risk that arises when an insurer has policies concentrated within certain geographic areas, such as the risk of damage from a hurricane or an earthquake.
Give up
An order executed by one brokerage house, but cleared by another house at the request of the customer.
Global fund
A type of mutual fund, closed end fund, or ETF designed to give exposure to any international or emerging market, including the United States.
GNMA (Government National Mortgage Association)
Nicknamed Ginnie Mae, the Government National Mortgage Association is a government owned corporation with the authority to fully guarantee the full and timely payment of all monthly principal and interest payments on the mortgage backed securities collateralized by registered holders.
Go Long
To buy securities, options or futures.
Go Short
To sell securities, options or futures.
Going Ahead
Unethical brokerage activity whereby the broker trades first for his or her own account before filling the customer's order(s).
Gold fund
A type of mutual fund or ETF designed to give exposure to gold related securities. This can include stocks in companies engaged in the production, processing, or mining of gold. Often used to hedge against inflation and currency risks.
Good till canceled (GTC)
An order to buy or sell at a fixed price. It holds until executed or canceled.
Government Income Fund
A fund that invests primarily in securities associated with gold, including gold mining, refining and production concerns. Gold funds are also sometimes referred to as precious metals funds.
Government securities
Securities issued by U.S. government agencies and international governments. U.S.Treasuries are generally considered the safest, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the government.
Grantor Trust
ETF that at creation follows an index but remains static and does not attempt to track it. HOLDRs are main adherents to this form of ETF.
Gross Profit Margin
The ratio of gross profit to net sales.
Group Rotation Manager
A top-down manager who infers the phases of the business cycle and allocates assets accordingly.
Growth
Describes stocks in a market which have relatively high Price-to-Earnings or other valuation ratio. Typically high growth, low-dividend companies. Can quickly outpace value stocks, but typically more risky.
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