Balance of Payments

Trading Basics

Balance of Payments

Also BoP. This is the difference between payments into or out of a country. It can be negative or positive and is used by traders in fundamental analysis.

Other Trading Basics

Bank of England

The UK’s central bank responsible for setting interest rates for Sterling and maintaining stability in the UK’s financial industry.

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What is a Central Bank

A central bank or monetary authority is a monopolised and often nationalised institution given privileged control over the production and distribution of money and credit.

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Alpha

This is a measure of price performance vs a benchmark.

If a trader makes 10% per annum and the index makes 7% the trader has an alpha of 3%.

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