Real

(redirected from realer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Real

Used in the context of general equities. (1) natural, (2) not dividend roll-or program trading-related; (3) not tax-related. "Real" indications have three major repercussions: a) pricing will be more favorable to the other side of the trade since an investment bank is not committing any capital; b) price pressure will be stronger if real since a natural buyer/seller may have information leading to his decision or more behind it, and c) an uptick may be required for the trader to transact if the indication is not real and the trader has no long position.

Real

1. Describing a variable that takes inflation into account. For example, when considering GDP growth, if GDP has grown 10% in dollar terms, and the inflation rate is 3%, real GDP growth is only 7%. See also: Nominal.

2. See: Tangible.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sooner or later one touches upon matters that are all the realer for not being easily talked about," Merrill said in an interview, concerning the "darkest secrets of technique" (R 36).
As a painter, that kind of living, breathing density of affect is what you strive for; as a viewer, you know it when you see it but you can't explain it - it won't break down into formulae and, on a more prosaic level, it's only partly possible to explain why an image that's not realistic in a photographic sense can be more alive than one that is, and why one that trails a dusty photographic spectre may feel realer still.
In Saint- Simon's Memoires Louis XIV and his court become as real or realer to us than anything retailed as biographies, autobiographies, or history; and yet his volumes are all three of these things, and whatever daubs of fiction there may be therein seem to us all to the good.
The lone viewer's isolation in front of his furniture is implicitly applauded - it's better, realer, these solipsistic ads imply, to fly solo - and yet also implicated as threatening, confusing, since after all Joe Briefcase is not an idiot, sitting here, and knows himself as a viewer to be guilty of the two big sins the ads decry: being a passive watcher (of TV) and being part of a great herd (of TV-watchers and stand-apart-product-buyers).
But during that day (and night) I spent at the Great Salt Lake, Spiral Jetty was realer than just about any artwork I've ever encountered.