Glossary of terms used on this site

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Term Definition
Daily Margin

The amount that has to be deposited at the Stock Exchange on a daily basis for the purchase or sale of a security. This amount is decided by the stock exchange.

Day Order

An order that is placed for execution if possible, during only one trading session. If the order cannot be executed that day it is automatically cancelled.


A firm that enters into transactions as a counterparty on both sides of the market in one or more products.

Delisting of securities

Permanent removal of securities of a listed company from a stock exchange. As a consequence of delisting, the securities of that company would no longer be traded at that stock exchange.


Presentation of securities with transfer deeds in fulfillment of a transaction.


The process of transforming securities holdings in physical form to those in electronic form through a Depository Participant.


A system of organization, which keeps records of securities, deposited by its depositors. The records may be physical or simply electronic records.

Depository participant (DP)

An agent of the depository through which it interfaces with the investor. A DP can offer depository services only after it gets proper registration from SEBI.


A fall in value of a security or security index or a currency in terms of others or its purchasing power.

Depth of Market

The number of shares of a security that can be bought or sold at the best bid or offer price.

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