Acquisition

Trading Basics

Acquisition

When the majority of shares changes hands in a company.

This is typically when one company buys another.

Other Trading Basics

Balance

A summarised financial result of all funds deposited in, and withdrawn from the customer’s account, and of all closed positions in that account.

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Cash Call

When your broker asks you to deposit more cash into your brokerage account to cover margin requirements.

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Abnormal Market Conditions

A term used by brokers to describe a rapidly moving or thinly traded market.

Depending on the terms and conditions, this allows brokers to examine and possibly change trades placed during these conditions.

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