**Glossary ( A-C )( D-F )( G-J )( K-M )( N-S )( T-Z )****A Priori**- Known ahead of time.
**Abandoned Baby Pattern**- A rare candlestick pattern in which an upside gap doji star (where the shadows do not touch) is followed by a downside gap black candlestick where the shadows also do not touch; considered a major top reversal signal.
**ABC**

**Accumulation**

**Accumulation/Distribution Line***See*Chaikin Oscillator.

**Actuals**

**ADA**

**Adaptive Filter**

**Advance-Decline Line**

**Adverse Excursion**

**AKA**

**Alpha**

**American Depository Receipts (ADRs)**

*Amortization*

**Analysis of Variance**

**Anaume**

*Anchoring-and-Adjustment*

**Andrews Method**

**Annealing (Simulated)**

**Annual Earnings Change**

**Annual Net Profit Margin**

**Annual Sales Change**

*Annualized*

**Antithetic Forecasts**

**Arbitrage**

**ARIMA**

**ARMAX (AutoRegressive Moving Average eXogenous variables model)**

**Arms Index**

**Artificial Intelligence**

**Assign**

**Astrophysical Cycle**

**At-the-Money**

**Attenuation**

**Autocorrelation**

**AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA)***Time Series Analysis, Forecasting and Control.*

**Autoregressive**

**Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)**

*Average True Range*

**%b**

**Back Month***back*, contract month, as opposed to the current contract month; the expiration month farther in the future than the current, or

*spot*, month.

**Back-Propagation Network**

**Back-Testing**

**Balanced Mutual Fund**

**Bandpass Filter**

**Bank Investment Contracts (BICs)***See*Guaranteed Investment Contracts (GICs).

*Bar Chart*

**Basis**

**Basis Points**

**Basket Trades**

**Bayes Decision Rule**

*Bear Market*

**Beta**

**Beta (Coefficient)**

**Bias**

*Bid and Ask*

**Bimodal Distribution**

*Black Box*

**Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model**

**Block Trades**

**Blow-Off Top**

*Bonds*

**Boolean**

**Box-Jenkins Linear Least Squares**

**Box-Jenkins Method***Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control.*The method refers to the use of autoregressive integrated moving averages (ARIMA), which fit seasonal mod els and nonseasonal models to a time series.

**Box-Jenkins Nonlinear Least Squares**

**Bozu**

**Bracketing**

**Breakaway Gap**

**Breakout**

*Broker-dealer*

**Broker’s Deck**

*Bull Market*

*Buy and Hold*

**C Language**

**Call Option**

**Calmar Ratio**

**Candlestick Charts**

**Capital Gains Distribution**

*Capital Losses*

*CBOT*

*Central Limit Theorem*

**Chaikin Oscillator**

**Channel**

**Chaos Theory**

*Charts*

**Chi Square**

**Christmas Tree Spread**

**Classifier Systems**

*Clone Fund*

*Closed-End Funds*

**Closed Trades**

*Clustering*

*CME*

**Coefficient***x*and

*ax*, 3 and

*a*are

*coefficients*of

*x.*

**Coefficient of Determination**

**Coincidence**

**Colinear***see*Multicolinearity.

**Combined Forecast**

*Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)*

**Comparative Relative Strength**

*Comparitor*

*Compounding*

**Confidence Factor**

**Confidence Level**

**Confirmation**

**Congestion Area or Pattern**

**Consolidation**

*Consumer Price Index*

**Continuation Chart**

*Contract*

**Convergence**

**Conversion Arbitrage**

**Coppock Curve***Coppock Guide.*A long-term price momentum indicator: a 10-month weighted moving aver age of the sum of the 14-month rate of change and the 11-month rate of change for the Djia.

**Correction**

**Correction Wave**

**Correlation Coefficient**

*Correlation Coefficient*

**Correlogram**

*Cost Basis*

**Countermove**

**Covariance**

**Cover**

**Covered Write**

**Crack Spreads**

**Credit Spread**

*Cross Correlations*

**CTI2**

**Cup and Handle**

**Current Ratio**

**Curve**

**Curve-Fitting**

*CUSIP*

**Cutoff Frequency**

**Cycle**