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HALT

Trading Halt

 

Hedge

A hedge is typically accomplished by making approximately offsetting transactions that will largely eliminate one or more types of risk. Hedging Investors can use derivatives and covered warrants to hedge investments. For instance, if an investor owns a particular stock, he or she can neutralize the impact of an impending fall in price by buying a put option, selling futures or buying a put warrant.

 

High

The highest price that a security traded at during a certain time period.

 

High-yield bonds

High-yield bonds, popularly known as junk bonds, are lower than investment-grade securities. These bonds are considered to be ‘speculative’ because the issuing company’s ability to meet the debt obligations is less certain.

 

Historic Price Service (HPS)

HPS is a service for customers who want to find past share prices. These requests maybe for probate purposes, etc. 

 

Hit Order

An order submitted to the trading system to execute automatically against a firm exposure order.

 

HLT1

Local Market Trading Halt

 

HLT2

Local Market Trading Halt

 

HM Treasury

Her Majesty’s Treasury is the government department that formulates and implements the UK's financial and economic policy.

 

Holder - covered warrant

The owner of the covered warrant.

 

Hostile bid

A takeover bid by one company for another, in which the directors of the target company oppose the bid.

 

Hybrid Service

A trading service that combines the features of an order-driven trading service and a quote-driven trading service.

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