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Margin
The required equity that an investor must deposit to collateralize a position.
Margin call
A request from a broker or dealer for additional funds or other collateral to guarantee performance ...
Market Maker
A dealer who regularly quotes both bid and ask prices and is ready to make a two-sided market for ...
Market Risk
Exposure to changes in market prices.
Mark-to-Market
Process of re-evaluating all open positions with the current market prices. These new values then ...
Maturity
The date for settlement or expiry of a financial instrument.
Mine and Yours
Terms used by floor traders to signify buying and selling. Mainly used in forex transactions.
Minimum Price Contract
A forward contract with a provision guaranteeing a minimum price at delivery of the underlying ...
Monetary Base
The total amount of a currency that is either circulated in the hands of the public or in the ...
Monetary Base
The total amount of a currency that is either circulated in the hands of the public or in the ...
Monetary Policy
The actions of a central bank, currency board or other regulatory committee, that determine the size...
Money Supply
The entire quantity of bills, coins, loans, credit, and other liquid instruments in a country's ...
M2+CD/M3/M4 Money Supply
Measures the value of all currency and liquid cash assets held by the public. A rising trend has a ...
Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Manufacturing Production
Measures the total value of output produced by manufacturers. Manufacturing Production differs from ...
Manufacturing Sales
Measures the value of sales at the manufacturing level.
Manufacturing Shipments
Measure the total value of shipments made by manufacturers.
Merchandise Terms of Trade
Measures trade inflation by calculating the volume of imports that can be bought with an equal ...
Monetary Base
Measures the value of all currency and liquid cash assets held by the public. A rising trend has a ...
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the bank's interest...
Mortgage Approvals
Measures the number of home loans issued during the previous month. A rising trend has a positive ...
MPC Meeting Minutes
The Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of ...
MPC Treasury Committee Hearings
The Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members, including Governor Mervyn King, ...
M3 Money Supply
M3 Money Supply measures the change in the total quantity of domestic currency in circulation and ...
M4 Money Supply
M4 Money Supply measures the change in the total quantity of domestic currency in circulation and ...
Machine Tool Orders
Machine Tool Orders measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine tool ...
Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output ...
Manufacturing Sales
Manufacturing Sales measures the change in the overall value of sales made by ...
Manufacturing Sales
Manufacturing Sales measures the change in the overall value of sales made at the manufacturing ...
Monetary Base
Monetary Base measures the change in the total amount of domestic currency in circulation and ...
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
The Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the Bank of Japan's policy setting...
Mortgage Approvals
Mortgage Approvals measures the number of new mortgages approved for home purchases during the ...
MPC Meeting Minutes
The Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the Bank of England's policy ...
MPC Member Blanchflower Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Member David Blanchflower (June 2006 - May ...
MPC Member Gieve Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Member John Gieve (January 2006 - February ...
MPC Member Sentance Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Member Andrew Sentance (October 2006 - May ...
MPC Treasury Committee Hearings
Bank of England (BOE) Governor Mervyn King and several Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members ...
MI Leading Index
The Westpac/Melbourne Institute (MI) Leading Index is a composite index based on nine economic ...
Michigan Consumer Sentiment
The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rates the relative level of current and future ...
MI Inflation Gauge
The Melbourne Institute (MI) Inflation Gauge measures the change in the price of goods and services ...
MI Inflation Expectations
Melbourne Institute (MI) Inflation Expectations measures the percentage that consumers expect the ...
M2 Money Stock
Monetary aggregates, known also as "money supply", is the quantity of currency available ...
MBA Mortgage Applications
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Mortgage Applications measures the change in the number of new ...
Michigan Inflation Expectations
University of Michigan (UoM) Inflation Expectations measures the percentage that consumers expect ...
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are a detailed record of the ...
Mexican CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Mexican Unemployment Rate n.s.a.
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Mexican GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Mexican Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Mexican Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Mexican Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Mexican Interest Rate Decision
The Bank of Mexico's Monetary Policy Committee's decision on where to set the benchmark ...
Mass Layoffs
Mass Layoffs measures the number of job cuts that involve 50 or more workers from the same company. ...
MBA Delinquency Rates
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Delinquency Rates measures the number of loans that are at least ...
Malaysian Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Malaysian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Malaysian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Monster Employment Index
The Monster Employment Index is a monthly analysis of U.S. online job demand conducted by Monster ...
Mexican Economic Activity
The Economic Activity Index provides an early estimate for real gross domestic (GDP) performance in ...
Malaysian Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Mortgage Lending
Net lending secured on dwellings include sterling bridging loans made by banks and other specialist ...
Mexican Private Spending
The consumption expenditure of households consists of outlays which households make on new, durable ...
Mexican Consumer Confidence n.s.a.
Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a leading ...
Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Manufacturing Production
The Manufacturing Production index measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of ...
Michigan Consumer Expectations
The Michigan sentiment index includes two major components, a "current conditions" ...
Michigan Current Conditions
The Michigan sentiment index includes two major components, a "current conditions" ...
Markit flash composite PMI
The Composite PMI Index measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the both sectors. ...
MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate
Fixed 30-year mortgage lending rates for 80% loan-to-value mortgage (source by MBA).
Malaysian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Malaysian Current Acount
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Malaysian Exports
Exports of goods and services consist of transactions in goods and services (sales, barter, gifts or...
Malaysian Imports
Exports free on board (f.o.b.) and Imports cost insurance freight (c.i.f.) are, in general, customs ...
Malaysian Interest Rate
The Monetary Policy Committee votes on where to set the overnight interest rate. Traders watch ...
Malaysian FX Reserves USD
FX Reserves measures the foreign assets held or controlled by the country's central bank. The ...
Mexican GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Mexican Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Mexican Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Mexican Economic Activity
The Economic Activity Index provides an early estimate for real gross domestic (GDP) performance in ...
Mexican Private Spending
The consumption expenditure of households consists of outlays which households make on new, durable ...
Mexican CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Mauritius CPI
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of change in the general level of prices of goods and ...
Mexican Core CPI
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of change in the general level of prices of goods and ...
Mexican Current Account (USD)
Current account records the values of the following: - trade balance exports and imports of goods ...
Mauritius Interest Rate
The main monetary policy instrument takes the form of repo tenders. The CNB accepts surplus ...
Monthly Home Price Index
OFHEO's House Price Index (HPI) is a measure designed to capture changes in the value of ...
Mexican Manufacturing PMI
The HSBC Brazil Manufacturing PMI is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questionnaires ...
Manufacturing Output
Manufacturing Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output ...
Mexican Unemployment Rate
The rate is defined as the number of persons unemployed (according to ILO definitions) in the ...
Mexican Consumer Confidence
The consumer confidence index is based on interviews with consumers about their perceptions of the ...
Mexican Current Account/GDP
Current account records the values of the following: - trade balance exports and imports of goods ...
Mexican Fiscal Balance
SHCP = Secretaria de Hacienday Credito Publico. Public sector includes : Federal Government and ...
Malaysian Net Portfolio Flow
The capital and financial account tells how the surplus in the current account is utilized or how ...
Mexican Trade Balance (USD)
Trade balance, called also net export, is the difference between the value of country's exports and ...
Mortgage Market Index
MBA - Mortgage Bankers Association of America. The Market Index covers all mortgage applications ...
Mortgage Refinance Index
MBA - Mortgage Bankers Association of America. The Refinance Index covers all mortgage applications ...
Mexican Aggregate Demand
GDP measures summary value of goods and services generated in a relevant country or region. A ...
Mexican Aggregate Demand
GDP measures summary value of goods and services generated in a relevant country or region. A ...
Mauritius GDP Annual
Gross National Product and Gross Domestic Product is the total value of the finished goods and ...
Mexican Gross Fixed Investments
This consists of additions to the assets of producers of tangible reproducible goods which have an ...
Mexican Gross Fixed Investments
This consists of additions to the assets of producers of tangible reproducible goods which have an ...
Markit Composite PMI
The PMI monthly Composite Reports on Manufacturing and Services are based on surveys of over 300 ...
Markit Services PMI - NOT IN USE (272)
The Eurozone Services Indices are compiled from a monthly survey of service sector companies. At the...
MBA Purchase Index
MBA - Mortgage Bankers Association of America. The Purchase Index includes all mortgages ...
Midwest Manufacturing
The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI) is a monthly estimate of manufacturing output in...
Manufacturing Payrolls
Employment data, except those for the Federal Government, refer to persons on establishment payrolls...
Mexican 1st Half-Month Core CPI
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of change in the general level of prices of goods and ...
Mexican 1st Half-Month CPI
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of change in the general level of prices of goods and ...
Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations
The University of Michigan Inflation Expectations survey of consumers presents the median expected ...