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Futures Trading Terms
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1. Day Order An order that if not executed expires automatically at the end of the trading session on the day it was entered. =National Futures Association
2. Day Trader A speculator who will normally initiate and offset a position within a single trading session. =National Futures Association
3. Default Default The failure to perform on a futures contract as required by exchange rules, such as a failure to meet a margin call or to make or take delivery. The failure to perform on a futures More…
4. Deferred Delivery Month The distant delivery months in which futures trading is taking place, as distinguished from the nearby futures delivery month. =National Futures Association
5. Delivery Month See also: Contract Month =National Futures Association
6. Derivative A financial instrument, traded on or off an exchange, the price of which is directly dependent upon the value of one or more underlying securities, equity indices, debt instruments, More…
7. Disclosure Document The statement that must be provided to prospective customers that describes trading strategy, fees, erformance, etc. =National Futures Association
8. Discount (1) The amount a price would be reduced to purchase a commodity of lesser grade; (2) sometimes used to refer to the price differences between futures of different delivery months, as in the More…
9. Discretionary Account An arrangement by which the owner of the account gives written power of attorney to someone else, usually the broker or a Commodity Trading Advisor, to buy and sell without prior approval More…
10. Dual Trading Dual trading occurs when (1) a floor broker executes customer orders and, on the same day, trades for his own account or an account in which he has an interest; or (2) a Futures Commission More…

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