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Fibonacci Retracement

Definition of Fibonacci Retracement

A Fibonacci Retracement is a predictive technical indicator that is used to determine possible direction or trend reversal of a stock or index’s price with horizontal lines for potential support as well as resistance levels.

Fibonacci retracement in action

The logic behind tuning to a Fibonacci Retracement is the assumption that prices will reverse direction towards a previous price-level, especially after a new trend is in motion.

Related Terms

Holdings

Holdings are the financial assets in the portfolio of an investor or company. They can include stocks, bonds, derivatives, commodities, currencies, and more.

Cheapest To Deliver

Cheapest to deliver (CTD) refers to the cheapest or lowest priced security in a futures contract that a seller can deliver to a buyer who holds a long position. Here’s the formula to calculate the cheapest security that can be delivered:

  • Short position: Current price of security + accrued interest
  • Long position: Settlement price x conversion factor + accrued interest

Enterprise Value

Enterprive Value is a metric used to determine the total value of a company. It is valuation technique used by companies to understand how much money they need to pay to acquire another company.

Conversely, Enterprise Value is also used to figure out the amount of money a company can get on selling their business. To calculate the EV of a company, the total market capitalization is combined with the net debt or cash subtracted from debt. The formula to calculate Enterprise Value is:

EV = Market Capitalization + Net Debt

Or

EV = Market Capitalization + Debt - Cash

Acid Test Ratio

An Acid Test Ratio shows whether a company has enough liquid short-term assets to deal with current liabilities.

The higher the Acid Test Ratio the better a company’s ability to deal with debt.

Acid Test Ratio = (Cash + Marketable Securities + Accounts Receivable)/Current liabilities

Commodity Exchange

A commodity exchange is a marketplace where commodities and related derivative contracts are standardized and traded. The commodity exchange can be split into these sub-markets:

  • Derivatives market: this is where commodity exchanges allow futures, options, forwards, and other derivatives to be traded
  • Spot market: this is where commodity exchanges allow buying and selling of commodities in real-time (on the spot), including cash contracts

In India, there are 4 commodity exchanges that are popular and widely turned to:

  • Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX)
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX)
  • National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)
  • National Multi Commodity Exchange of India (NMCX)

Within these exchanges, the most commonly traded commodities include:

  • Crude oil
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Gold
  • Natural gas
  • Silver
  • Sugar
  • Wheat

Consolidated Financial Statements

A consolidated financial statement is a record of all the assets, liabilities, income, expenses, and other financial data of a company and its subsidiaries.



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