Stock Market Glossary letter T

Tracking Error – Tracking Error is a term that refers to the difference between the value of an index fund at a certain point in time and the actual total value of the index fund’s component shares.

Triple Witching Days – This frightening term refers to an event that occurs four times a year, on the third Friday in March, June, September and December. For this reason, they are also known as “Triple Witching Fridays” or “Freaky Fridays”. On these four days of the year, contracts for stock options, stock index options and stock index futures all expire on the same day, leading to extremely large trading volumes and occasional wild share value fluctuations.

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