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

Understand the meaning of popular words related to General Stock Market.

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  • 0 Feedbacks 1. Custodian

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

  • 0 Feedbacks 2. Demat Account

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

  • 0 Feedbacks 3. Demat Account Types

    Demat accounts re of two types- Normal and BSDA.

  • 0 Feedbacks 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Futures and options

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

  • 0 Feedbacks 8. Pay in and payout

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

  • 0 Feedbacks 9. 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 10. 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 11. Stop Loss

    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.

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