Balance of Trade
Also BoT. This is the difference between trade into or out of a country.
Experts and imports. It can be negative or positive and is used by traders in fundamental analysis.
Other Trading Basics
Backwardation occurs when a bid price exceeds the ask price.
This usually occurs when stock is suspended or under a share repurchase scheme.
It can also mean that a futures contract will trade at a higher price when it is coming close to expiring.
The opposite of backwardation is known as contango.
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