General Stock Market Glossary - Definitions, Abbreviations, Terminology and Meaning

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  • 0 Feedbacks 1. Auto Square off Facility

    Square off is a feature of trading where a trader buys or sells stocks for a day with the hope of gaining the profit. The traders should close the positions by the end of the day. Some brokers provide auto square off facility where they automatically square off the positions at the specified time.

  • 0 Feedbacks 2. Custodian

    A custodian acts as a guard for the securities from loss or theft

  • 0 Feedbacks 3. Demat Account

    A demat account helps you keep all your securities safely in electronic form.

  • 0 Feedbacks 4. Demat Account Types

    Demat accounts re of two types- Normal and BSDA.

  • 0 Feedbacks 5. Depository

    A depository is an institution that holds the securities of investors in the electronic form in the Demat accounts. The primary function of a depository is to transfer the ownership of securities from one account to another after a trade has been made

  • 0 Feedbacks 6. Derivative

    A derivative is a financial instrument derived from underlying assets like stocks, currency, index, commodities, etc. They are called derivatives as they are derived from other financial instruments.

  • 0 Feedbacks 7. Equity Trading

    Selling and buying of stocks of the listed (public) companies is called Equity Trading. Equity trading is done by an investor through an authorized broker.

  • 0 Feedbacks 8. Futures and options

    Futures and Options are derivative instruments derived from an underlying security.

  • 0 Feedbacks 9. Indexation (Income Tax)

    Indexation is a technique to arrive at profit/loss on investment by considering the effect of inflation which accounts for a rise in prices, cost of goods and services, and a decrease in currency value or purchasing power of money.

  • 0 Feedbacks 10. Pay in and payout

    Payin and Payouts are the days when brokers and exchanges make payment or delivery of the securities.

  • 0 Feedbacks 11. Share Broker

    Share Brokers facilitate the trading of equity, commodity, currency and derivatives etc., through a stock exchange. They are the members of the stock exchange and regulated by SEBI.

  • 0 Feedbacks 12. Stock Exchange

    An exchange is a market where securities are traded. Stocks of both public and government-owned, companies are traded in the exchanges.

  • 0 Feedbacks 13. Stop Loss Order

    Stop loss is an advanced order facility that helps you sell your stock if it falls to a predefined price. It is designed to minimize losses and is used by traders who are unable to constantly track the price movement of their securities.