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Parabolic

When the price of a security has moved higher drastically.

PM

Pre-market hours.

Pending

An order that have not been filled.

Price action

Trading using the strength or weakness of the current bids and offers.

Paper trade

Virtual trading or simulated trading.

Parabolic SAR

An indicator that sets trailing price stops for long or short positions. Also, referred to as the “stop-and-reversal indicator”, Parabolic SAR is more popular for setting stops than for establishing direction or trend.

Pennant

A much longer, extended flag.

Penny stock

A stock that usually sells for less than $1 per share. Used in a lot of pump and dump schemes.

Piercing pattern

A bullish candle pattern used to show reversal at the base of a trend.

Pivot

A strong reversal point on a chart. Trend lines are usually drawn off pivots points.

Point and figure chart

A type of chart consisting of columns of X’s (showing price rises) and O’s (showing price falls) arranged on a square grid.

Position Trading

A style of trading characterized by holding open positions for an extended period of time.

Pip

A pip is a measurement of movement in forex trading, defined as the smallest move that a currency can make.

PE

P/E ratio is an important metric used to assess the relative value of a stock (or sometimes an index or industry). It is calculated as its share price divided by earnings per share (EPS).

Put option

Puts are a variety of option that give the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to sell an asset at a certain price before the option expires.

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