Welcome to the RJO Futures trading terms glossary. Within this glossary, you will find an expansive list of trading terms covering commodity, option, and futures trading terminology. Bookmark this section as a quick reference for definitions of trading terms as you browse the Internet and our site for more information on futures and options trading within the financial and commodities markets.


Debit Balance

An account with no positions and a negative adjusted total equity. A debit balance typically arises as a result of a trader losing more money in the marketplace than was available in the account.