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A guide to what the financial buzzwords in Billions actually mean

"How was your day?" is a dull question at the best of times. 

Aimed at a mate who works in the world of finance, it gains a whole new level of tedium.

"Oh it was wretched. My contact on the SEC put me in touch with a Bull who was on to a sure thing, then a block-trade came in and stuffed the whole thing up, and now my boss is bound to put a bankster label on me."

To help you decipher this cryptic nonsense, we've turned to Sky Atlantic’s Billions (now available on Sky Box Sets) for some pointers on the top ten financial buzzwords.

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