GlobEx Markets

"GlobEx Markets is a financial media company that is focused on all the global investment markets, which includes stock exchanges, options & futures exchanges and commodity exchanges, in addition to the important investment resources and products that support these markets."

Financial Terms

Financial Terms

The ultimate list of financial and investment terms. Learn the language of global finance. This glossary will help students, investors and industry professionals to better understand the terminology and slang used on trading floors and in the market. Knowledge is the foundation of making better investment decisions.

Investment Sectors overview

Investment Sectors

A stock market sector is a broad grouping of industries and companies that have the same economic characteristics. In simple terms, companies in a common sector have a lot in common. There are 11 major market sectors that most investment managers and investors will monitor and use for investment purposes.

Risk Factors overview

Risk Factors

In finance, risk is defined as the degree of uncertainty or potential financial loss in an investment decision. Investment risk factors and risk exposures are major areas of focus and concern when selecting investments which is why risk management is an important part of investing and investment strategy.

Stocks overview

Stocks

A stock, also known as an equity, is a type of security that represents a partial ownership in a company. There are two main forms of stock, common stock and preferred stock, but there are several different classes of stock.

Bonds overview

Bonds

A bond is a debt instrument or security that is used to raise capital in the form of a loan to the bond issuer. In return, the bond issuer provides a promise to the investor or bondholder for the return of principal and the payment of some form of interest in the future.

Options & Futures overview

Options & Futures

An options contract gives the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price prior to or on a certain date. Futures create a legally binding obligation to the buyer and seller of an asset, where the transaction will occur at a pre-agreed price and future date.

Option Strategies overview

Option Strategies

Option strategies allow traders and investors the opportunity to hedge or protect investment positions while also being able to profit from movements in the underlying assets based on market sentiment, whether bullish, bearish or neutral.

Commodities overview

Commodities

A commodity is a raw material or basic good that can be bought or sold. Commodities categorized as hard commodities, typically natural resources, are mined or extracted while soft commodities, livestock and agricultural products, are raised and grown.

Exchange-Traded Funds overview

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a type of security that is similar to a mutual fund but an ETF is actively traded throughout regular trading hours on a stock exchange and it can be bought or sold at current market prices through an investment broker.

Islamic Finance overview

Islamic Finance

Islamic finance is the banking and financing activity that is following sharia or Islamic law in accordance with Islamic economics. Some segments of Islamic finance include mudarabah (profit-sharing and loss-bearing), wadiah (safekeeping), musharaka (joint venture), murabahah (cost-plus), and ijara (leasing).

Foreign Exchange overview

Foreign Exchange (FX)

Foreign exchange (FX) or forex is the global marketplace that allows for the exchange or the conversion of one national currency for another currency at a specific foreign exchange rate. Forex transactions can occur in the spot market, the futures market or the forward market.

Digital Currency overview

Digital Currency

Digital currency is a form of currency that exists in an electronic or digital form and is primarily managed, stored or exchanged through the Internet. There are three types of digital currency, which are cryptocurrency, virtual currency and central bank digital currency.

Ghosts of Wall Street

“Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, to live better in the future.” - William Wordsworth

Stock Exchange Floor of the Past
The Modern Investor

Modern Stock Trading

Advancements in information technology and internet security have made it easier to trade and invest internationally. Greater access to financial information and global data have created more transparent investing conditions, which has also lead to more investment opportunities opening up globally.

Corner of Wall Street and Broad Street

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.

- Warren Buffet

FINANCIAL TERMS