Alphabetical - M

Maintenance MarginWhen the balance in a traders margin account falls below the maintenance margin level the trader receives a margin call requiring the account to be topped up to the intial margin level.
Making a MarketBuying or selling a financial instrument no matter what the market conditions are.
Managing AgentRun and administer Lloyds syndicates on behalf of the names
Mandatory Liquid AssetThe charge for a sterling loan in the UK to cover non-interest bearing deposits at the Bank of England
MarginThe deposit required by clearing houses
Margin CallA request for extra margin when the balance in the margin account falls below the maintenance margin level.
Mark to MarketThe practice of revaluing an instrument to reflect the current values of the relevant market variables.
Market MakerThe dealers in stocks and shares as principals - that is taking the risk in their own name
Market ModelA model most commonly used by traders.
Market Neutral Portfolio??
Market Segmentation TheoryA theory that short interest rates are determined independently of long interest rates by the market.
Matador BondPeseta bonds issued in Spain by non residents
MaturityThis is when the lender expects to be paid
Maturity DateThe end of the life of the contract.
Mean ReversionThe tendency of a market variable (such as an interest rate) to revert back to some long-run average level.
Medium-Term NotesA flexible facility to issue notes of varying maturity, varying currency and either fixed or floating - all within one set of legal documentation
Merchant BanksUK Term for an Investment Bank
Minimum Lending RateThe rate at which the Bank of England will lend to discount houses. Only published as an "official" rate in emergencies, for example when the UK joined the ERM and September 1992 when there was an ERM crisis.
Modified DurationA modification to the standard duration measure so that it more accurately describes the relationship between proportional changes in a bond price and absolute changes in its yield. The modification takes account for the compounding frequency with which the yield is quoted.
Money BrokerIntermediary putting borrowers in touch with lenders for a small commission
Money MarketThe market for money instruments with a maturity of less than one year.
Money-at-CallMoney lent overnight It can be recalled in the morning.
Monte Carlo Simulation??
Mortgage Backed SecuritiesDebt security backed by a pool of mortgages.
Multiple Option FacilityA revolving facility from a syndicate of banks permitting the raising of finance with various options - bank loan, bankers acceptance or commercial paper.
Municipal BondsMunicipal bonds are issued by state, county, or city governments.
MutualA bank or insurance company not a public company but owned by its members
Mutual FundsGeneral name for pooled funds, such as investment trusts and unit trusts
Maintenance Margin
When the balance in a traders margin account falls below the maintenance margin level the trader receives a margin call requiring the account to be topped up to the intial margin level.
Making a Market
Buying or selling a financial instrument no matter what the market conditions are.
Managing Agent
Run and administer Lloyds syndicates on behalf of the names
Mandatory Liquid Asset
The charge for a sterling loan in the UK to cover non-interest bearing deposits at the Bank of England
Margin
The deposit required by clearing houses
Margin Call
A request for extra margin when the balance in the margin account falls below the maintenance margin level.
Mark to Market
The practice of revaluing an instrument to reflect the current values of the relevant market variables.
Market Maker
The dealers in stocks and shares as principals - that is taking the risk in their own name
Market Model
A model most commonly used by traders.
Market Neutral Portfolio
??
Market Segmentation Theory
A theory that short interest rates are determined independently of long interest rates by the market.
Matador Bond
Peseta bonds issued in Spain by non residents
Maturity
This is when the lender expects to be paid
Maturity Date
The end of the life of the contract.
Mean Reversion
The tendency of a market variable (such as an interest rate) to revert back to some long-run average level.
Medium-Term Notes
A flexible facility to issue notes of varying maturity, varying currency and either fixed or floating - all within one set of legal documentation
Merchant Banks
UK Term for an Investment Bank
Minimum Lending Rate
The rate at which the Bank of England will lend to discount houses. Only published as an "official" rate in emergencies, for example when the UK joined the ERM and September 1992 when there was an ERM crisis.
Modified Duration
A modification to the standard duration measure so that it more accurately describes the relationship between proportional changes in a bond price and absolute changes in its yield. The modification takes account for the compounding frequency with which the yield is quoted.
Money Broker
Intermediary putting borrowers in touch with lenders for a small commission
Money Market
The market for money instruments with a maturity of less than one year.
Money-at-Call
Money lent overnight It can be recalled in the morning.
Monte Carlo Simulation
??
Mortgage Backed Securities
Debt security backed by a pool of mortgages.
Multiple Option Facility
A revolving facility from a syndicate of banks permitting the raising of finance with various options - bank loan, bankers acceptance or commercial paper.
Municipal Bonds
Municipal bonds are issued by state, county, or city governments.
Mutual
A bank or insurance company not a public company but owned by its members
Mutual Funds
General name for pooled funds, such as investment trusts and unit trusts

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