trader’s shorthand where the whole number is eliminated from a trade quote and understood by the parties to the trade. Quotes are in fractions: 1/16 bid, 3/16 offered.
- a nickname used in online communication.
- inWindows systems programming, a pointer to a window or other system resource.
- (in programs with a graphical user interface) the little black boxes at the corners and midpoints of an object that has been selected for editing. As the name suggests, handles give you a place to “grab” onto an object with the mouse and manipulate it. Dragging a corner handle (any one of the four) will change the size of the object. Dragging a midpoint handle will stretch or shrink the object in one dimension.