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Top 30 Trading Terms

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” The Trend is your Friend “


1 Long Buy
2 Short Sell
3 Rally Prices are going up or gone up
4 Tank Came down / Dropping
5 Bull  Investments are going up or expected to go up
6 Bear Investments are going down or expected to go down
7 Decline Prices are coming down or came down
8 Hedge  An action taken to reduce or protect price movement of the investment



Execution Terms

9 Buy  To buy
10 Sell  To sell
11 Quote  A buyer or seller putting up a price, which is known as the quote
12 Bid  Prices queuing to buy
13 Offer  Prices queuing to sell
14 Spread Price difference between Bid and Offer
15 Market Order  Buy or Sell at Market Price (whatever price that is first in queue)
16 Limit Order  Buy or Sell Price at a pre-determined price
17 Stop  Buy or Sell to exit an existing trade or investment
18 Stop-Loss  An action to exit trade when the trade or investment has negative returns
19 Profit-Take  An action to exit trade when the trade or investment has positive returns
20 GTC  Stands for Good-Till-Cancel.     An order to buy or sell a security that will remain until the trader cancels it.
21 OTC  Stands for Over-the-Counter. Any trades that is private between two parties by a dealer, that are not transacted via a regulated exchange
22 Settlement  The formal completion of the traded transaction. Example, T+3 which means settlement of cash or securities in 3 working days.
23 Margin Call  Trading capital that has gone below the required amount due to negative price movements or change in margin level


Trading Instruments

24 Stocks  Ownership of a company that can be determined by quantity. You can own 1,000 shares of HSBC Bank
25 Forex  Stands for Foreign Exchange
26 Call Option  An option to buy at an agreed price ($) and date, only if the option buyer wants to buy
27 Put Option  An option to sell at an agreed price ($) and date, only if the option buyer wants to sell



28 Technical Analysis  Use past behaviors to predict future behaviors through the use of charts, trendlines and related analysis
29 Value Investing  An investment style that focus on fundamental analysis. Make popular by Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett.
30 Index or Indices A tracking calculation of a selection of stocks, bonds, or any investments. Examples include the Dow Jones Index, Straits Times Index, Hang Seng Index



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