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The Lame Duck

An investor who is in debt and unable to pay their current obligations is referred to as a "lame-duck." Investors who have filed for bankruptcy are frequently referred to as "lame ducks." Read more...

LOD

Low of Day (nLOD = new Low of the Day)

Long term capital gain (LTCG)

If you buy and hold shares for more than a year and then sell them for a profit, then it is known as Long term capital gain.

Lot size

It is the smallest number of shares that can be bought or sold, as well as multiples of that amount.

Lame Duck

A defaulter who cannot keep his commitments is called a Lame Duck.

Leverage

If someone borrowed money and use that money to finance an investment.

Liquidation

Conversion shares into cash are known as Liquidation.

Leading indicators

An indicator that might predict future success. A leading indicator forecasts future outcomes and events.

Limit Order

When a specific price is reached, an order to purchase or sell a given number of shares of a securities is placed.

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