© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHECK OUT SHMOOP'S FREE STUDY TOOLS: Essay Lab | Math Shack | Videos

Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Technical Analysis


The process of viewing whether or not stocks are a good buy (or a short or whatever...) based just on their generally recent trading history. The 90-day moving average is a big deal for traders, many of whom have ‘algorithmically driven' trading strategies - that is, when certain variables are mathematically hit, a "buy" (or whatever) signal tells them to ... do stuff.