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Illiquid

Security or currency that is not traded actively.

Implied Volatility

The derived volatility of an asset calculated indirectly from options prices.

Index Funds

Investment funds which seek to mirror the returns of a market index by investing directly in the securities that make up that index.

Inflation

Refers to a general rise in the price level of goods and services, measured by a price index, which leads to a decrease in the purchasing power of money.

Initial Margin

Funds required to enter into a leveraged transaction, quoted as a percentage of the price of the asset.

Interbank/Interdealer Market

Market open only to large financial institutions.

Interest Rate

Cost of using/borrowing money, expressed as a rate per period of time.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rates and the balance of payments.

 

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

An international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

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