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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.

Dealer

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.

Delivery

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

Dematerialize

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

Depository

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.

Depreciation

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.

Ex-Dividend Date

The date on or after which the buyer of a security is not entitled to the dividend already declared.

Ex-Right Date

The date on which the official quotation for a share is marked XR i.e. ex rights, in the daily official list.

Exchange traded funds (ETF)

A security that tracks an index but has the flexibility of trading like a stock.

Exchange-traded derivative

A derivative which is listed and traded at an organized market-place. Derivatives exchanges generally provide standardized contracts and central clearing facilities for participants.

Face Value

The value that appears on the face of the scrip, same as nominal or par value of share/debentures.

Firm allotment

Allotment on a firm basis in public issues by an issuing company made to Indian and multilateral development financial institutions ,Indian mutual funds , foreign institutional investors including non-resident Indians and overseas corporate bodies and permanent/regular employees of the issuer company.

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