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Glossary

Our exchange glossary explains the most important terms to do with the exchange business and should not leave any question unanswered. If, however, you cannot find a term, please send us an e-mail and we will add it.

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  1. abs.

    Abbreviation of ’’absolute difference’’

  2. Access point

    Access point to Deutsche Börse’s IT network

  3. Accrual bond

    Fixed-interest security that is issued at its face value and repaid at the end of the maturity period together with the accrued interest.

  4. Acquisition currency

    Means of payment used in the takeover of a company

  5. Actively managed fund

    Mutual fund in which a portfolio manager actively monitors the composition of the portfolio, buying and selling securities in response to changing market conditions.

  6. Additional margin

    Collateral furnished by holders of options or non-spread futures contracts to cover the potential costs of closing out their positions.

  7. Admission of securities to the Regulated Market

    Decision of the Admissions Office of an exchange to admit a security to the Regulated Market

  8. Admission to the exchange

    Prerequisite for a listing on the stock exchange

  9. Admissions Office

    Stock exchange body in charge of admitting securities to the Official Market (Amtlicher Markt)

  10. AIBD return (ISMA return)

    International standard for evaluating the real interest return on bonds in which interest is compounded on a daily basis.

  11. Allotment

    Method of distributing securities to investors if an issue has been oversubscribed

  12. American depositary receipt (ADR)

    A receipt issued by an American bank for foreign shares.

  13. American depositary share (ADS)

    Depositary shares by means of which the registered shares of foreign companies can be traded on the US exchanges NYSE and NASDAQ.

  14. American-style option

    An option that can be exercised at any time prior to maturity

  15. Annual General Meeting

    Meeting of the shareholders and bodies of a stock corporation

  16. Arbitrage

    Through arbitrage, market participants can make profits without risk exposure. Arbitrage can occur when different prices are quoted for the same security at a given point in time, either at separate stock exchanges, or in the cash and futures markets.

  17. Ask

    The name for the price at which a market participant wants to sell a particular security

  18. Ask price

    The lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell a security (representing the supply side of the transaction)

  19. Asset-backed security

    Tradable bond that is backed by accounts receivable

  20. Asterisk * (price addendum)

    Asterisk (*) as a price addendum = small amounts could not be traded in whole or in part