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Liquidity Trap

Definition of Liquidity Trap

A Liquidity Trap is an economic event where the general public stashes cash in their bank savings account instead of investing in bonds because of the assumption that a rise in interest rates is imminent, even though interest rates are low.

Related Terms

Book Running Lead Manager

A book running lead manager is the head or lead of the underwriting process when new shares or securities are issued for their client, most commonly during an IPO.

For context, there was a time when physical ownership certificates were issued. If someone wanted to sell their shares, they’d have to present the ownership certificate and get it transferred to the buyer.

Also known as the book runner, the book running lead manager handles these crucial elements of the underwriting process:

  • Perform due diligence
  • Determine the final offering price
  • Record & track interested buyers
  • Confirm orders
  • Guarantee purchase

Abridged Prospectus

An abridged prospectus is a short version of a company prospectus. As per SEBI norms, a company looking to offer equity or debt to investors must file a prospectus.

This document contains crucial details that can help investors make investment decisions. But a regular prospectus is lengthy.

That’s why Section 2(1) of the Companies Act of 2013 came into effect. It directed companies to publish an abridged or shorter version of their prospectus.

Doji Pattern

A Doji is a candlestick pattern that is formed when the open and close price of a share or market is identical. The word Doji means indecision in Japanese, which is fitting because the Doji pattern is an indicator of indecisiveness. In terms of appearance, a Doji looks like a cross or like the letter T.

Delivery Date

The delivery date of a cash or derivative contract refers to the final day and time on which the underlying asset should be delivered to the contract holder to fulfil the terms and obligations of the contract.

Equity Trading

Equity trading refers to the buying and selling of equity shares on the primary and secondary market, either through a stock exchange or over the counter. Trading equity is done in many ways.

Some equity traders square-off their positions within one trading day. This is called intraday equity trading. Others look to ride price swings across days, weeks, or months. This is known as swing equity trading.

An individual who wants to engage in equity trading will need to open a trading & demat account. The charge for opening an equity trading account varies but the process is relatively simple.

Bracket Order

A bracket order is used in intraday trading to limit downside and lock upside by placing three types of orders together:

  • Buy or sell order at market price
  • Target order to square off & book profits
  • Stop-loss order to limit loss



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