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Futures Trading Terms
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1. Maintenance Margin A set minimum margin (per outstanding futures contract) that a customer must maintain in his margin account to retain the futures position. See also: Margin =National Futures Association
2. Managed Account Managed Account See Discretionary Account. =National Futures Association
3. Managed Funds Association (MFA) The trade association for the managed funds industry. =National Futures Association
4. Margin An amount of money deposited by both buyers and sellers of futures contracts and by sellers of options contracts to ensure performance of the terms of the contract (the making or taking More…
5. Margin Call A call from a clearinghouse to a clearing member, or from a broker or firm to a customer, to bring margin deposits up to a required minimum level. =National Futures Association
6. Mark-to-Market To debit or credit on a daily basis a margin account based on the close of that day’s trading session. In this way, buyers and sellers are protected against the possibility of contract More…
7. Market Order An order to buy or sell a futures or options contract at whatever price is obtainable when the order reaches the trading floor. =National Futures Association
8. Maximum Price Fluctuation See Price Limit. =National Futures Association
9. Mediation A voluntary process in which the parties to a futures-related dispute work with a neutral third party to find a mutually acceptable solution. =National Futures Association
10. Minimum Price Fluctuation See also: Tick =National Futures Association

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