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Top Down Analysis
Technical analysis. A method of evaluating securities by relying on the assumption that market data, such as charts of price, volume, and open interest, can help predict future (usually short-term) market trends. Unlike fundamental analysis, the intrinsic value of the security is not considered. Technical analysts believe that they can accurately predict the future price of a stock by looking at its historical prices and other trading variables.
Top Down Analysis. An investment strategy which first finds the best sectors or industries to invest in, and then searches for the best companies within those sectors or industries. This investing strategy begins with a look at the overall economic picture and then narrows it down to sectors, industries and companies that are expected to perform well. Analysis of the fundamentals of a given security is the final step.
Tradable securities. Also known as liquid securities, are those rights that have been transmitted into documents with the objective of facilitating transactions, something that is very useful given the characteristics of an illiquid asset. Liquid securities can be traded and grouped together as emissions, for example happens with shares, obligations and letters of change.
Trading Circle. A system of trading in less liquid instruments listed on the stock exchange. The intermediaries physically meet and transactions are executed verbally, and then noted down by an employee of the exchange.
Treasury Letters. Fixed income instruments issued by treasury with maturities of 6, 12 or 18 months. They have a nominal value of 1,000,000 points and are tax exempt.
Trend. The current general direction of movement for prices or rates.
Trust. A legal arrangement in which an individual (the trustor) gives fiduciary control of property to a person or institution (the trustee) for the benefit of beneficiaries.