Trader's Glossary

Boiler Room

Initially used in reference to fraudulent brokerages set up with the purpose of offloading unwanted securities of the firm’s owners, the term is now synonymous with companies that employ high-pressure selling tactics while also misrepresenting the products that they offer.
Did you know?

Have you ever heard of Monte Dei Paschi di Siena? Founded in 1472 in Tuscany, Italy, it is considered to be the world’s first actual bank and is still in operation today.

Word of the day
"Straddle" - The strategy of employing limit orders to trade on significant price movements in either direction.
Pro Tip

Always keep an eye on broker reviews.

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