Have you ever read an ‘explanation’ of something and ended up feeling you know less than when you started? I know I have. I also know that as often as not the reason is because the explanation used some term that I did not understand. That’s the problem with jargon. Sometimes technical terms are unavoidable. Sometimes you may be confused because the writer was also confused. But often jargon is used as much to exclude as to inform the reader. Financial markets are notorious in this regard. This handy dictionary will help you to cut through the confusion with simple explanations of hundreds of terms commonly heard in relation to trading and investment. Many explanations also elaborate on the meaning and provide examples of the term’s use.