Alerts

Trading Basics

Alerts

Where the broker or a third party sends a notification to a trader that a securities price has hit a certain preset condition.

A useful tool that allows traders to go make a cup of tea.

Other Trading Basics

ABS

Asset-backed securities.

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

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Bear Market

A Bear Market occurs when the price of a security is falling, and the negative outlook of the security causes the security’s price to continue to fall, causing a self-sustaining problem.

For a downturn like this to be officially considered a bear market, it must be on-going for longer than two months, otherwise it is known as a correction.

Bears are generally traders with a pessimistic view on markets that look to profit from a decline in prices.

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