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Day Order

An order that expires at the end of the day.

Author: Amman Stock Exchange
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Dealer

An individual or firm in the securities industry who buys and sells securities as a principal rather than as an agent. The dealer's profit or loss is the difference between the price paid and the price received for the same security.

Author: NYSE & Euronext
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Delta

A ratio that measures an option's price movement compared to the underlying interest's price movement. Delta values have a range of 0 to 1. Deep in-the-money options have deltas that approach 1.

Author: TMX Group
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Derivatives

Financial instrument that allow investors to transfer risks by buying, selling or exchanging underlying assets at a an agreed price and future delivery date. The most common derivatives are futures, options, warrants and swaps.

Author: WFE
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Dividend

Financial instrument that allow investors to transfer risks by buying, selling or exchanging underlying assets at a an agreed price and future delivery date. The most common derivatives are futures, options, warrants and swaps.

Author: WFE
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Dividend Yield

The dividend yield expresses the dividend as a percentage of the current market price of the shares. The gross dividend is used in this calculation, i.e. before deduction of any withholding tax.

Author: SIX Swiss Exchange
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