Bear Trap

Trading Basics

Bear Trap

When a piece of analysis points to the market falling and the price instead goes up, trapping the bears.

Other Trading Basics

Backwardation

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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Balance

A summarised financial result of all funds deposited in, and withdrawn from the customer’s account, and of all closed positions in that account.

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Currency Futures

A future is an agreement to buy or sell something at future point in time. A currency future is when that agreement is on an FX market.

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