Balance Sheet

Trading Basics

Balance Sheet

A company’s statement of assets and liabilities.

Other Trading Basics

Annuity

A guaranteed income for the rest of someones life.

Historically purchased with pension lump sums.

The buyer is swaping cash now for future income.

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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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Ask Price

The ask price is the level at which a seller is willing to accept a bid on a security.

The ask price is always higher than the bid price.

Also known as the offer price.

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