TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: A strategy used to evaluate securities prices by relying on how the market data, such as charts of price, volume, and open interest, can help predict future (usually short-term) market trends.

TENDER OFFER: An offer that is made by an investor to a corporation to purchase all of the shareholders stock, usually at a price that is above the current market price. 

THEORETICAL VALUE: When trading options, the hypothetical value of an option as calculated by the Black-Scholes Pricing Model.

THETA: A ratio involved in options trading, which compares the change in an option's price to the decrease in time to its expiration. This is also called 'Time Decay'.

TICK: This is the smallest achievable price movement (up or down) in the price of a security.

TICKER: This is the scrolling system which displays up to date or the latest security prices and/or volume. This is also known as "tape". 

TIME AND SALES: This is a record that includes the time, price and volume of each transaction of every security.

TIME DECAY: See Theta. 

TIME SPREAD: This is an options trading strategy that involves buying and selling of both put and call options that have the same strike price but different expiration dates.

TIME VALUE: This is the total premium of an option being greater than its basic value.

TRADING AUTHORIZATION: This is the written permission given by an investor to his/her brokerage firm that gives that specific firm power of attorney in making trades for them. This is also called Power of Attorney. 

TRADING FLOOR: This is the floor on an exchange where trading of securities occurs.

TRADING HALT: This is the momentary deferral of trading in a particular security usually due to the anticipation of a news event or order discrepancy.

TRANSFER AGENT: An individual who works for a corporation or mutual fund, and helps with the up keeping of shareholder's records involving specific securities. 

TREASURY STOCK: These are shares of a specific security that have been reacquired by a corporation to be retired, given to employees through a benefit program or resold to the public. 

TREND: This is latest direction of movement for prices or rates. 

TRUST: This is a legal affiliation in which an individual (the trustor) gives control of assets to a person or organization (the trustee) for the benefit of a specific recipient. 

TYPE: This is the classification of an option contract as either a call or a put.

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