Futures Trading Terms Glossary

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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.

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Slang for a condition in a highly volatile market where a sharp price movement in one direction is quickly followed by a sharp reversal and movement in the opposite direction.