After-hours trading involves buying or selling securities outside of specified trading hours.
However, trading after hours may offer less liquidity, as fewer traders are operating at these times and spread betting firms may offer wider spreads as fluctuations can occur during these times.
Other Trading Basics
BoE Rate Decision
The Bank of England’s interest rate decision is announced following the meeting of its monetary policy committee, which meets eight times a year.
A loan that the owner can convert to ordinary shares in that company, given a set of conditions defined in the original loan.
Cost of Carry
The cost to a trader of maintaining a position. This might be in form of overnight financing on simple CFD trades but can also include the costs to insure, transport or finance on more complex trades.
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