A financial instrument with no intrinsic value in and of itself, which derives its value from another financial instrument, asset, index or exchange rate. Contracts for difference, options, swaps, forwards and futures are all examples of derivatives.
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In terms of trading volume, the FX market is by far the largest market in the world.
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"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.
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