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G
 Fifth letter of aNasdaqstock symbol specifying that the issue is thefirst convertible bond of thecompany.
GA
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GABON.
GAAP
GB
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for UNITED KINGDOM.
GBP
  TheISO4217 currency code for the United Kingdom Pound Sterling.
GD
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GRENADA.
GDP
GDR
GE
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GEORGIA.
GF
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for FRENCH GUIANA.
GH
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GHANA.
GI
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GIBRALTAR.
GIC
GL
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GREENLAND.
GNP
GM
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GAMBIA.
GMC
GN
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GUINEA.
GP
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GUADELOUPE.
GPM
GQ
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for EQUATORIAL GUINEA.
GR
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GREECE.
GS
 
 
 The two-characterISO3166 country code for SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS.
GT
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GUATEMALA.
GTC
GU
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GUAM.
GW
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GUINEA-BISSAU.
GY 
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for GUYANA.
Gadfly
A nickname for a "professional" securityholder who ownsstockinvariouscompanies, attends annual meetings and asks seniormanagementhard and often embarrassing questions.
Gaijin
  Japanese term used to describe a non-Japaneseinvestorin Japan(outside person). A more polite version of the same word is gaikokujinwhich means outside country person.
Gain
 Aprofiton asecurities transactionrecognized by selling asecurityfor more than thesecurityoriginallycost. The gain is the difference between the cost and thesale.
Gamma
  The ratio of a change in theoption deltato a small change in the price of theasseton which the option iswritten.
Gap
 Financingthat is required, but for which no provision has been made. The difference intotal fundingneeded for a proposal and the amount of funding already made available.
Gap Hedging
 Anasset-liabilitycorporatehedgebased on net assets, or the amount of a company’sshareholders’ equity. Less sophisticated than placingone hedge on the total assets of the company, and another on the totalliabilities, gap hedging is the practice of simply hedging the net of thetwo, orowners’ equity. Assumes thevolatilityof assets and the volatility of liabilities are equal.
Gap opening
 In the context of general equities,opening pricethat is substantiallyhigher or lower than the previous day'sclosing price, usually becauseof some extraordinarily positive or negative news.
Garage
  Thefloorof theNYSE, which is situated on the north side of the main trading floor.
Garbatrage
 
 
Risingstockprices and increasedmarketactivity in an entiresector  caused by a psychology change stemming from a majortakeover involving twocompaniesin thesector.Speculatorsfeel other takeovers are likely in thesector. See:Rumortrage.
Garman-Kohlhagen option pricing model
 A model widely used to priceforeign currency options.
Gather in the stops
 Amarket strategyin whichinvestorssellstocksto drive prices to a level that breaks throughstop ordersknown to exist. Once the price islow enough, thestop ordersbecomemarket ordersand areexecuted, to createsnowballing.
Gaussian
 A system whose probabilities are well described by thenormal distribution, or bell shaped curve.
GDP implicit price deflator
 An economic technique used to account forinflationby comparing thecurrent-dollargross domestic product GDPto constant-dollarGDPas a ratio. The ratio accounts for price changes of goods and services thatmake up GDP and changes in the composition of GDP.
Gearing
GEM (growing equity mortgage)
 Mortgagein which annual increases in monthly payments are used toreduceoutstanding principaland to shorten the term of theloan.
General Average
 Provision in maritime law where all shippers on a given voyage wouldreimburse the ship line in the event of vessel sinking or catastrophicdamage. It also provides for the reimbursement to those shipperswhose cargo was thrown overboard in order to save the vessel.
General Average Contribution
  The amount of moneypaid by each shipper involved in aGeneral  Average.
General account
 Federal Reserve Board'sterm for amargin accountprovided to a customer by a brokerage firm. Governed byRegulation Tof the Fed.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
 A treaty adopted by the United Nations aimed at elimination of internationaltradebarriers between member countries.
General cash offer
 Apublic offeringmade toinvestorsat large.
Generic credit spread
 Refers to the corporate bondspreadfor a particularcredit ratingand expiry. For example, 10-year single A corporates were priced ortrading at 130basis pointsabove Treasurieslast night, or said differently, 130 is the genericcredit spreadfor 10-year single A corporates.
General ledger
 

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