Bid-Ask Spread

Trading Basics

Bid-Ask Spread

The difference between the price the trader and buy at and the price they can sell at.

Also bid-offer spread. The wider the spread, the more the trader pays, reactively.

Other Trading Basics

Contango

This is when the futures price of a security is above the cash price at maturity. The opposite is backwardation.

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Assets

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

Opposite to a liability.

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