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Futures Trading Terms
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21. Charting The use of graphs and charts in the technical analysis of futures markets to plot price movements, volume, open interest or other statistical indicators of price movement. See also: More…
22. Churning Excessive trading that results in the broker deriving a profit from commissions while disregarding the best interests of the customers. =National Futures Association
23. Circuit Breaker A system of trading halts and price limits on equities and derivatives markets designed to provide a cooling-off period during large, intraday market declines. =National Futures More…
24. Clear The process by which a clearinghouse maintains records of all trades and settles margin flow on a daily mark-to-market basis for its clearing members. =National Futures Association
25. Clearing Member A member of an exchange clearinghouse responsible for the financial commitments of its customers. All trades of a non-clearing member must be registered and eventually settled through a More…
26. Clearinghouse An agency or separate corporation of a futures exchange that is responsible for settling trading accounts, collecting and maintaining margin monies, regulating delivery and reporting trade More…
27. Closing Price See Settlement Price. =National Futures Association
28. Closing Range A range of prices at which futures transactions took place during the close of the market. =National Futures Association
29. Commission A fee charged by a broker to a customer for executing a transaction. =National Futures Association
30. Commission House See Futures Commission Merchant. =National Futures Association
31. Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) The federal act that provides for federal regulation of futures trading. =National Futures Association
32. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) The federal regulatory agency established in 1974 that administers the Commodity Exchange Act. The CFTC monitors the futures and options on futures markets in the United States. More…
33. Commodity Pool An enterprise in which funds contributed by a number of persons are combined for the purpose of trading futures or options contracts. The concept is similar to a mutual fund in the More…
34. Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) An individual or organization which operates or solicits funds for a commodity pool. A CPO is generally required to be registered with the CFTC. =National Futures Association
35. Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) A person who, for compensation or profit, directly or indirectly advises others as to the advisability of buying or selling futures or commodity options. Providing advice includes More…
36. Confirmation Statement A statement sent by a Futures Commission Merchant to a customer when a futures or options position has been initiated. The statement shows the price and the number of contracts bought or More…
37. Contango A futures market in which prices in succeeding delivery months are progressively higher. The opposite of Backwardation. =National Futures Association
38. Contract Market A board of trade designated by the CFTC to trade futures or options contracts on a particular commodity. Commonly used to mean any exchange on which futures are traded. Also referred to as More…
39. Contract Month The month in which delivery is to be made in accordance with the terms of the futures contract.Also eferred to as Delivery Month. =National Futures Association
40. Convergence The tendency for prices of physical commodities and futures to approach one another, usually during the delivery month. =National Futures Association

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