Assets

Trading Basics

Assets

Anything that is owned that is expected to generate a return to the owned.

Opposite to a liability.

Other Trading Basics

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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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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