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The Jolly Contrarian’s Glossary
The snippy guide to financial services lingo.™

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The actual deal, be it the purchase or sale of a financial instrument; a swap, stock loan, ETD. While a transaction could be a house purchase, or an M&A deal, we know nothing and care little about those[1], so on this wiki we are largely concerned here with global markets transactions, ie cash trades in securities and FX[2] and those executed under a master trading agreement, and confirmed by a confirmation.

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  1. Except insofar as they have a bearing on a market transaction, as for example a merger or acquisition would well do to an equity derivative, for example.
  2. Actually we don’t know much about FX either, really.