- Fair value
- Fee schedule of the stock exchange
- Fill or kill
- Financial futures transaction
- First price
- First Quotation Board
- Fixed-price offering system
- Floor (warrants)
- Floor trading
- Foreign bond
- Foreign exchange
- Forward transaction
- Free float
- Freiverkehr (Regulated Unofficial Market)
- Freiverkehrsausschuss (Admissions Committee for the Unofficial Market)
- Full disclosure
- Fund of funds
- Fundamental analysis
The fair value reflects the price at which the instruments are neither overvalued nor undervalued.
The concept of fair value is based on the "law of one price", which assumes that a single price must be determined for financial instruments with the same qualities (maturity, interest rates or underlying security). If the instrument is not valued fairly, investors can exploit price differences to make so-called arbitrage profits.
Fair values are calculated in particular for derivatives on the basis of theoretical models such as the Black-Scholes model for pricing options, or the cost-of-carry model for pricing futures.