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Program trades
Also called basket trades, orders requiring the execution of trades in a large number of different stocks at as near the same time as possible. Related: Block trade
Prospectus
Required by securities laws and issued by mutual fund companies and ETFs, the prospectus is a legal document that discloses the investment objectives of the fund, operating history, fund management, management fees, portfolio holdings, and other related financial data. Brokers are required to give a prospectus to investors before they invest.
Protective put buying strategy
A strategy that involves buying a put option on the underlying security that is held in a portfolio. Related: Hedge option strategies
Provisional call feature
A feature in a convertible issue that allows the issuer to call the issue during the non-call period if the price of the stock reaches a certain price.
Public Company
A company that issues stocks to be traded on the public market.
Pure expectations theory
A theory that asserts that the forward rates exclusively represent the expected future rates. Related: Biased expectations theories
Pure index fund
A portfolio that is managed so as to perfectly replicate the performance of the market portfolio.
Put
An option granting the right to sell the underlying futures contract. Opposite of a call. Related: Call
Put Option
An option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time. The put option buyer hopes the price of the shares will drop by a specific date w hile the put option seller (or writer) hopes that the price of the shares will rise, remain stable, or drop by an amount less than their profit on the premium by the specified date.
Put swaption
A swaption in which the buyer has the right to enter into a swap as a floating-rate payer. The writer of the swaption therefore becomes the floating-rate receiver/fixed-rate payer.
Put-call parity relationship
The relationship between the price of a put and the price of a call on the same underlying with the same expiration date, which prevents arbitrage opportunities.
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