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Revenue bond
A bond issued by a municipality to finance either a project or an enterprise where the issuer pledges to the bondholders the revenues generated by the operating projects financed, for instance, hospital revenue bonds and sewer revenue bonds.
Revenue fund
A fund accounting for all revenues from an enterprise financed by a municipal revenue bond.
Reversal Stop
A stop that, when hit, is a signal to reverse the current trading position, i.e., from long to short. Also known as stop and reverse.
Reward-Risk Ratio
The mathematical relationship between the maximum potential risk and maximum potential reward of a trade.
Rich
Priced higher than expected.
Right of Accumulation (ROA)
A right granted by some mutual funds that allows a shareholder to count existing holdings of the fund along with new purchases in determining the size of the sales fee on the new shares. This right applies to funds that offer discounts on high-volume investments. Thus the fee charged on succeeding purchases is determined by all purchases, past and present, not just by new purchases.
Rings
Trading arenas located on the floor of an exchange in which traders execute orders. Sometimes called a pit. Related: Pit
Risk
The potential financial loss inherent in the investment.
Risk averse
A risk-averse investor is one who when faced with two investments with the same expected return but two different risks will prefer the one with the lower risk.
Risk Graph
A graphic representation of risk and reward on a given trade as prices change.
Risk indexes
Categories of risk used to calculate fundamental beta, including (1) market variability, (2) earnings variability, (3) low valuation and unsuccess, (4) immaturity and smallness, (5) growth orientation, and (6) financial risk.
Risk premium
The reward for holding the risky market portfolio rather than the risk-free asset. The spread between Treasury and non-Treasury bonds of comparable maturity.
Risk premium approach
The most common approach for tactical asset allocation to determine the relative valuation of asset classes based on expected returns.
Risk Profile
A graphic determination of risk on a trade. This would include the profit and loss of a trade at any given point for any given time frame.
Risk-free or riskless asset
An asset whose future return is known today with certainty. The risk free asset is commonly defined as short-term obligations of the U.S. government.
Risky asset
An asset whose future return is uncertain.
Rollover
The reinvestment of funds into another, often similar, investment. Often used when securities are maturing, or when moving an Individual Retirement Account
Round lot
A trading order typically of 100 shares of a stock or some multiple of 100. Related: Odd lot
Round-trip transaction costs
Costs of completing a transaction, including commissions, market impact costs, and taxes.
Round-turn
Procedure by which the long or short position of an individual is offset by an opposite transaction or by accepting or making delivery of the actual financial instrument or physical commodity.
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