Put-call ratio

Definition:

The ratio of the volume of put options traded to the volume of call options traded, which is used as an indicator of investor sentiment (bullish or bearish).

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Minimum maintenance

The lowest required equity level that must be held with a broker in a margin account. See: margin call.

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