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Out of the money

‘Out of the money’ is one of three terms used to describe an option’s value, or ‘moneyness’. The other two terms are ‘at the money ‘ and ‘in the money’. When an option is out of the money, its strike price — that is, the price at which you’d exercise the option — is lower than the market price.

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Forward contract

Forward contracts are a type of derivative – a financial contract that gets its value from an underlying asset such as a company share or a loan or coffee beans.

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Mark-to-market

Mark-to-market is the accounting process that measures the real-world value of foreign exchange trades. It shows whether you’ve made a profit or a loss on a trade and whether your broker should credit your trading account or make a margin call.

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