Asset Classes

Trading Basics

Asset classes

Types of asset that have similar characteristics.

There are four broad classes: Equities, Foreign Exchange, Debt and Commodities.

Other Trading Basics

Cable

Another name for the GBP – USD exchange.

Around half a trillion dollars is traded between the two currencies everyday, making it the third most popular currency pair to trade in behind EUR – USD and USD – JPY.

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CAC40

Cotation Assistée en Continu.

The short name for the headline french index which includes 40 companies.

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Call

An option that gives the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to buy a security at a certain price.

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