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Investing, Financial, Trading and Crypto Terms - Dictionary (D)

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Investing/Finance/Trading/Crypto Dictionary
Day order: Day order is a type of order to buy or sell a security that expires at the end of the trading day if it is not executed.
Day trading: Day trading is a strategy of buying and selling financial instruments, such as stocks, within the same trading day.
Dark Pool: A dark pool is a type of private stock exchange where buyers and sellers can trade stocks anonymously. Dark pools are typically used by institutional investors and high-frequency traders to trade large blocks of shares without revealing their trading intentions to the broader market. These pools allow traders to place large orders without revealing their order size or details until the transaction is completed. The name "dark pool" comes from the fact that the trading activity in these pools is not visible to the public, and therefore, is not reflected in the public order book. Dark pools are often used as a way to avoid market impact, which is the change in the price of a security caused by the execution of a large trade. This is because Dark pools can execute big trades without showing the interest of the buyer or the seller, thus avoiding to affect the market price of the security.
Debentures: Debentures are long-term debt instruments issued by companies or governments, usually with a fixed interest rate and a maturity date. They are unsecured debt, which means that they are not backed by collateral.
Delta: Delta is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a derivative to changes in the price of the underlying asset. It is used in options pricing and risk management.
Delta one: Delta one refers to a class of financial products, such as derivatives, that have a delta close to 1. These products have a strong linear relationship with the underlying asset.
Derivative: Derivative is a financial contract whose value is derived from the price of an underlying asset, such as a stock, commodity, currency, or index. Examples of derivatives include options and futures.
Designated investment exchange: Designated investment exchange refers to an exchange that has been officially recognized by a regulatory authority as a market for the trading of designated investment products.
Designated investment products: Designated investment products are financial instruments that have been officially recognized by a regulatory authority as suitable for trading on a designated investment exchange.
Developed markets: Developed markets refers to countries that have advanced economies and a high standard of living, such as the United States, Japan, and European Union countries.
DFB: DFB stands for Daily Funded Bet, it is a type of financial derivatives product that resets the value of the bet to the current market value on a daily basis, rather than having a fixed expiration date.
Digital options: Digital options, also known as binary options, are a type of option where the payout is either a fixed amount or nothing at all. The payout depends on whether a certain condition is met at the time the option expires.
Dividend: A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to its shareholders, usually in the form of cash or stock.
Dividend reinvestment: Dividend reinvestment is a program that
Dividend reinvestment: Dividend reinvestment is a program that allows shareholders to automatically use their dividends to purchase additional shares in the company, rather than receiving the dividends in cash. This can be a convenient way for shareholders to increase their ownership in the company over time.
Dividend withholding tax: A dividend withholding tax is a tax that is withheld by the company paying the dividend and paid to the government on behalf of the shareholder. It is usually a percentage of the dividend amount and varies depending on the country and the tax laws in effect.
Drawdown: Drawdown refers to the peak-to-trough decline during a specific recorded period of an investment, fund or trading account. It is usually quoted as the percentage between the peak and the trough.