CONTRACT FOR DIFFERENCE (CFD) is an agreement to exchange the difference between the opening and closing price of the position under the contract on various financial instruments. CFD trading is an effective and convenient speculative instrument for trading shares, indices, futures and commodities. Contract for difference trading allows investors to take long or short positions, and unlike futures contracts have no fixed expiry date or contract size. Trades are conducted on a leveraged basis with margins typically ranging from 1% to 30% of the notional value for CFDs on leading equities.
ARBITRAGEUR is traditionally someone who indulges in arbitrage of any sort; now a Wall Street term for a professional investor who specializes in issues during takeovers.
PPE can mean either Property, Plant, and Equipment, or Pay Period Ending.
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