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


The written statement that follows any "trade" in the securities markets. Confirmation is issued immediately after a trade is executed. It spells out settlement date, terms, commission, etc.


1. A written statement a broker issues after a trade spelling out what exactly transpired, including the price, commissions, applicable fees, and the terms of trade. Confirmations are sometimes sent out immediately, but often within a week of the transaction.

2. A market indication corroborating a previous indication. This shows that a predicted market trend will in fact take place, reducing uncertainty in the market.


1. A written acknowledgment of a security trade that lists important details of the trade such as date, size of the transaction, price, commission, taxes, and amount of money involved. A confirmation is generally mailed the day after a trade takes place. See also cancellation.
2. The reaction of one technical indicator (such as the movement of a stock price average) that strengthens a signal given by another indicator.


When you buy or sell a stock or bond, your brokerage firm will send you a confirmation, or printed document, with the details of the transaction.

Confirmations include the price, any fees, and the trade and settlement dates. Stock confirmations also include the commission if it applies. These documents are your backup for calculating capital gains and losses.

You'll also receive a confirmation to reaffirm orders you place, such as a good 'til canceled order to buy or sell a certain stock at a stop or limit price.

In addition, activity in your trading account, such as stock splits, spinoffs, or mergers will trigger a confirmation notice.

References in periodicals archive ?
This creates the incongruous possibility of a laying on of hands presided over by two different ministers of confirmation for two different sets of confirmands (an ACC bishop for the Anglicans and an ELCIC pastor for the Lutherans) in the same liturgy in the same congregation, followed by a single eucharistic celebration presided over by one celebrant.
The essence of civil confirmation is not the celebration, but the preceding course for the confirmands.
The final celebration may be anything from a small ceremony in Alta with six confirmands and one hundred guests in the local house of culture to a medium-size one in my home town of Alesund with thirty-five confirmands and five hundred people crammed into the town hall, up to the imposing ceremony in Oslo City Hall with two to three hundred confirmands and thousands of guests following the celebration.
Nilsen explained that "the essence of civil confirmation is not the celebration but the preceding course for the confirmands.
The church operates schools in the area and the numbers of confirmands would make North American church leaders envious.
Sponsors are carefully chosen for our confirmands so that only active, practicing Catholics take this office.
When, in the next years, the churches decided to retain the practice of confirmation, this blessing with the laying on of hands was retained only for the confirmands (LBW, p.