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Glossary of financial terms - Letter V

  • value date

    Tags:  characteristics market transactions

    Date on which a transaction in the financial markets is deemed to be effective. It is also the date on which the counterparties agree to fulfill their contractual obligations by exchanging assets and ownership rights.


  • value of a basis point (VBP)

    Tags:  bonds pricing and analysis


  • vanilla

    Tags:  derivatives typology

    Refers to any financial instrument which is the most basic - and often most liquid - of its kind, e.g. a vanilla option (regular call or put option) or a vanilla swap (normal fixed against floating swap).


  • variable-rate mortgage (VRM)

    Tags:  financing personal finance


  • variation margin call

    Tags:  market transactions risk management


  • VBP

    Tags:  bond markets pricing and analysis


  • VD

    Tags:  characteristics market transactions


  • vega

    Tags:  options valuation and pricing

    Vega measures the sensitivity of the price of an option to a change by 1% of the volatility of the underlying asset.


  • vehicle currency

    Tags:  foreign exchange instruments foreign exchange market

    Currency that is used as a unit of account, medium of exchange and store of value not only for transactions within the country, but also for international public and private transactions.


  • venture capital (VC)

    Tags:  corporate finance financing

    Venture capital is financing provided by investors to startup companies and small businesses that are believed to have important growth potential.


  • Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

    Tag:  professional curricula

    The VCIC is an entrepreneurial education program teaching its students venture funding. It has been developed and is coordinated by the Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina, United States).


  • volatile

    Tags:  finance (general) financial markets

    A market which often is subject to wide price fluctuations is said to be volatile. This volatility may sometimes be due to a lack of liquidity.


  • volatility

    Tags:  finance (general) financial markets

    A measure of the fluctuation in the market price of the underlying asset, index, rate or financial product. Mathematically, volatility is the annualised standard deviation of returns.


  • volume-weighted average price (VWAP)

    Tags:  metric technical analysis

    The volume-weighted average price is a technical analysis tool used to identify the market trend.


  • VRM

    Tags:  financing personal finance


  • VWAP

    Tags:  market transactions pricing and analysis


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