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Top 30 Trading Terms

Do you know all these Trading Terms?

” The Trend is your Friend “

Jargons

1LongBuy
2ShortSell
3RallyPrices are going up or gone up
4TankCame down / Dropping
5Bull Investments are going up or expected to go up
6BearInvestments are going down or expected to go down
7DeclinePrices are coming down or came down
8Hedge An action taken to reduce or protect price movement of the investment

 

Execution Terms

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

 

Trading Instruments

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

 

Others

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

” A BUY AND HOLD INVESTMENT IS A SHORT-TERM TRADE THAT WENT WRONG ”

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