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MACD (26 vs 12) A trading indicator used in technical analysis of stock prices, designed to reveal changes in the strength, direction, momentum, and duration (26 days and 12 days) of a trend in a stock’s price.
Main Market The part of a stock market where biggest companies’ shares are traded.
Margin The purchase of securities through money loaned from an investment dealer/broker.
Market Cap Total value of listed company’s stocks based on the current market price, calculated by multiplying stock price to number of stocks issued.
Market Order An order to buy or sell a security immediately, at the best available price. The majority of orders executed on the exchanges are market orders.
Market Price The current price that a financial asset or service could be sold or purchased, usually changed very rapidly according to bid and offer prices.
Market Return The total return of an ETF based on its market price at the beginning and end of the holding period.
Market Risk The chance that an entire group of investments will lose value (as opposed to one particular stock falling in price).
Market Sentiment Overall or general agreement on a stock or the whole stock market by the investors, measured by the activity and price movement.
Market Share The percentage of a company’s total sales to its industry’s during a specific period, to compare a company in the market or with their competitors.
Marketable Parcel Shares traded on a stock exchange as set in multiples based on share price.
Maturity A specific date in a note or bond when the debt is due and payable.
Medium Term Notes (MTN) A note or bonds that mostly unsecured issues on a medium term basis with tenures of more than one 1 year.
Mental Accounting Tendency for people to separate their money into separate accounts based on variety of subjective criteria.
Merger A voluntary fuse between two companies that roughly have an equal terms into one new company.
Mid Cap Market capitalization of companies’ stocks with market value that is between $3 to $10 billion.
Momentum Investing An investment approach that emphasizes buying stocks whose share prices are rising, with the expectation that the price will continue to move higher.
Momentum Strategies Investors buy stocks that are rising in value with the anticipation of earnings acceleration.
Money Market The money market is the trade in short-term debt investments.
Mortgage The loan involved for purchase of real estate.
Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Debt Obligations that represent claims to the cash flows from pools of mortgage loans.
Moving Average (MA) A technique often used in technical analysis that smooths price histories by averaging daily prices over some period of time.
Mutual Fund Fund operated by an investment company which raises money from shareholders and invests it in securities.
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