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Information is the key to trade, and the first step for you is to understand the jargon in the stock trading business. Here is a list of banking and trading terminologies to equip you as you muscle your way to online trading. You may go through the entire list, or click on a letter below to display the words with prefix of your chosen letter.

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Large Stock Dividend A stock dividend of 25 percent or more of the corporation's issued stock
Lien The right, enforceable in equity or law, to hold any property given as a pledge or security until the debt that it secures is paid; a debt, obligation, or potential loss
Limit The definite price fixed by a customer in an order placed with a broker to buy or sell securities or commodities; the maximum price advance or decline from the previous day's settlement price permitted during one trading session as fixed by the rules of an exchange, specifically applicable to commodities
Limited Liability The liability of stockholders of a business corporation that extends no further than to payment of the full par value of the issued and outstanding capital stock, such limited liability being one of the principal advantages of the corporate form of business organization
Limited Life
Preferred Stock
Preferred stock with a stated maturity
Limit Order An order in which the customer specifies a price limit or other condition, such as time of an order, as contrasted with a market order which implies that the order should be filled as soon as possible
Liquidity The amount of time required to convert an asset into cash or pay a liability; marketability; closeness to cash; a measure of how quickly an item can be converted to cash; in economics, the desire to hold assets in the form of cash
Liquid Market A market in which selling and buying can be accomplished with minimal price change
Listed Securities Securities that have been approved and admitted or listed on a stock exchange
Listing The admission of a security in full listing on a stock exchange
London Stock Exchange One of the most important of the European stock exchanges and one of the best-known securities markets in the world, organized in July 1773

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