Breakout

Trading Basics

Breakdown

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

Other Trading Basics

Asset Classes

Types of asset that have similar characteristics.

There are four broad classes: Equities, Foreign Exchange, Debt and Commodities.

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Bear Market

A Bear Market occurs when the price of a security is falling, and the negative outlook of the security causes the security’s price to continue to fall, causing a self-sustaining problem.

For a downturn like this to be officially considered a bear market, it must be on-going for longer than two months, otherwise it is known as a correction.

Bears are generally traders with a pessimistic view on markets that look to profit from a decline in prices.

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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.

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