Book Value

Trading Basics

Book Value

A valuation of something using its net assets on the balance sheet.

A very rough way of valuing an asset because it ignores the intangibles.

Other Trading Basics

Cost of Carry

The cost to a trader of maintaining a position. This might be in form of overnight financing on simple CFD trades but can also include the costs to insure, transport or finance on more complex trades.

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Bulls

Bulls are market participants and commentators that believe the price of a security will rise.

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Bollinger Bands

A technical indicator developed by John Bollinger.

The bands help a trader visualise changes in price volatility.

Taught in our Technical Trading course.

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