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IV

A key variable in most option pricing models. If the option price is known, then plugging in all variables and solving for volatility will yield the implied volatility.

Indicator

A value, usually derived from a stock’s price or volume, that an investor can use to try to anticipate future price movements.

Industry

A grouping of companies in the same line of business. Also, known as sector.

Inverted hammer

A bullish candlestick found at the bottom of a trend, signals reversal.

In the money

When you’re in a trade and your stops are “in the money” or above entry price.

Investor

Any person who devotes capital to an investment in the hope that they will see a return from it.

Inflation

Inflation is the increase in the cost of goods and services in an economy. As that in turn means that each unit of the currency’s economy is worth less of any good or service.

IPO

When a company embarks on an IPO (which stands for initial public offering) it goes public on a stock exchange.

Index

A grouping of financial assets that are used to give a performance indicator of a particular sector. The plural term is indices.

Inside day

A technical term for a trading session that does not alter the current trend.

Ichimoku Cloud

also, known as Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, is a versatile indicator that defines support and resistance, identifies trend direction, gauges momentum and provides trading signals. Ichimoku Kinko Hyo translates into “one look equilibrium chart”.

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