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1. Backwardation A futures market in which the relationship between two delivery months of the same commodity is abnormal. The opposite of Contango. See also: Inverted Market =National Futures More…
2. Basis The difference between the current cash price of a commodity and the futures price of the same commodity. =National Futures Association
3. Bear Market (Bear/Bearish) A market in which prices are declining. A market participant who believes prices will move lower is called a “bear.”A news item is considered bearish if it is expected to result in lower More…
4. Bid The price at which an investor can place an order to buy a currency pair; the quoted price where an nvestor can sell a currency pair. This is also known as the 'bid price' and More…
5. Board of Trade See also: Contract Market =National Futures Association
6. Bucketing Directly or indirectly taking the opposite side of a customer’s order into the broker’s own account or into an account in which the broker has an interest, without open and competitive More…
7. Bull Market (Bull/Bullish) A market in which prices are rising. A market participant who believes prices will move higher is alled “bull.” A news item is considered bullish if it is expected to result in higher More…

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