Derivatives trading means buying and selling derivatives contracts like futures, options, swaps, and forwards either on an exchange or over the counter.
Trading derivatives means trading contracts that derive their value from an underlying asset like stocks, commodities, currencies, indexes, interest rates, and more.
The buyer of the contract can decide to take delivery to the underlying asset or offset it with an opposite contract.
Differential pricing is a strategy that involves setting different prices for the same product or service based on the type of customer or tming.
Differential Voting Rights or DVRs are special types of shares that carry more or less voting rights, depending on the issuing company. For example, a DVR share that carries less than usual voting rights may generate relatively high dividends.
Discount brokers are platforms that offer essential stock trading and investment services rather than a full stack of services that may or may not be useful for everyone.
Discounted cash flow is a method of valuing a company in the present based on future cash flows. An investment may be profitable in the present if the discounted cash flow is above the current cost of investing.
Diversification is the act of investing in more than one asset class, sector, industry, or country to mitigate risk. It is an investment strategy designed to reduce risk by pairing a volatile asset class like equities with a fixed income asset class like fixed deposits. Or, by investing in equities in one country and complementing it by investing a portfolio in stocks from another country.
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