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Variation margin - Meaning

An additional required deposit to bring an investor's equity account up to the initial margin level when the balance falls below the maintenance margi...

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Discounted dividend model (DDM) - Meaning

A formula to estimate the intrinsic value of a firm by figuring the present value of all expected future dividends....

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Derivatives Clearing Organisation (DCO) - Meaning

A clearing house that enables parties to a transaction to substitute, through novation or otherwise, the credit of the clearing organisation for the c...

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Clearing Connectivity Standard (CCS) - Meaning

A free and public standardised data transfer format governed by ISDA to facilitate the reporting and clearing of OTC derivatives....

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Collateral call - Meaning

The process by which a demand for margin/collateral is issued to a counterparty following the calculation of the Collateral Requirement. Collateral Re...

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Contract for Difference (CFD) - Meaning

A cash-settled total return swap or forward, where the parties agree to exchange, on the maturity of the contract, the difference between the opening ...

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Convergence - Meaning

The movement of the price of a futures contract toward the price of the underlying cash commodity. At the start, the contract price is higher because ...

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Credit Support Annex (CSA) - Meaning

An annex to the ISDA Master Agreement which contains the agreed collateral terms between the parties. There are English law and New York law versions....

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Bond - Meaning

Bonds are debt and are issued for a period of more than one year. The U.S. government, local governments, water districts, companies and many other ty...