Breakout

Trading Basics

Breakdown

Occurs when a price ‘breaks down’ below a support area.

Other Trading Basics

After-Hours Dealing

After-hours trading involves buying or selling securities outside of specified trading hours.

However, trading after hours may offer less liquidity, as fewer traders are operating at these times and spread betting firms may offer wider spreads as fluctuations can occur during these times.

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Closing Trade

A trade to close a position. Most trading requires the trader to place the opposite trade to that done when opening their position.

This will crystallise the profit or loss.

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Bear Raid

When bears team up to push the price of a security down, normally by short selling and/or rumours.

This is illegal.

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