National Futures Association (NFA)

National Futures Association (NFA)

National Futures Association (NFA)

The futures industry self regulatory organization established in 1982.

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NASDAQ

NASDAQ

NASDAQ

National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System. An electronic quotation system that provides price quotations to market participants about the more actively traded common stock issues in the OTC market. About 4,000 common stock issues are included in the NASDAQ system.

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Naked option strategies

Naked option strategies

Naked option strategies

An unhedged strategy making exclusive use of one of the following: Long call strategy (buying call options ), short call strategy (selling or writing call options), Long put strategy (buying put options ), and short put strategy (selling or writing put options). By themselves, these positions are called naked strategies because they do not involve an offsetting or risk-reducing position in another option or the underlying security. Related: covered option strategies.

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Naive diversification

Naive diversification

Naive diversification

A strategy whereby an investor simply invests in a number of different assets and hopes that the variance of the expected return on the portfolio is lowered. Related: Markowitz diversification.

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