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Financial services

Related to any service provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of organisations that deal with the management of money.

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Interest Rate Swap

Financial services; Financial instruments

An agreement between two parties where one stream of future interest payments is exchanged for another based on a specified principal amount. Interest rate swaps often exchange a ...


Financial services; Financial instruments

A passive investment strategy, which automatically creates a hedge that helps limit losses without constant supervision. This automatic 'option' position is put into place through ...

equity derivative

Financial services; Financial instruments

A derivative instrument with underlying assets based on equity securities. An equity derivative's value will fluctuate with changes in its underlying asset's equity, which is ...


Financial services; Financial instruments

An analysis tool used for indication of future trends. A crossover is a point on a stock chart where a security and indicator intersect. A crossover is a signal to buy or sell. If ...

moving average convergence divergence (MACD)

Financial services; Financial instruments

A trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages of prices. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving ...

real return

Financial services; Financial instruments

Real return is the percentage return realized for an investment, adjusted for factors such as inflation or other external effects. It is the expression of nominal rate of return ...

first stage capital

Financial services; Financial instruments

Funds financing companies before they begin mass production and sales, and before they begin to make profits. Including seed capital and start-up capital.