Blue Chip

Trading Basics

Blue Chip

Well established, big companies.

A blue chip is an expensive chip on the poker table

Other Trading Basics

BoE Rate Decision

The Bank of England’s interest rate decision is announced following the meeting of its monetary policy committee, which meets eight times a year.

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A summarised financial result of all funds deposited in, and withdrawn from the customer’s account, and of all closed positions in that account.

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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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