ABS

Trading Basics

ABS

Asset-backed securities.

These are securities backed by assets, like mortgages, which are claimable if the creditor defaults.

Other Trading Basics

Collateral

The resources put up by the trader to enter a trade.

Requested by the counterparty and normally in the form of cash but sometimes other liquid assets like shares.

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At The Money

A term used in options trading where the strike price of the option is similar to the current underlying spot price of the instrument.

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