Chartist

Trading Basics

Chartist

A market participant or commentator that uses charts to analyse the price of a security.

Other Trading Basics

ADR

American Depositary Receipts or ADRs. These are shares of foreign companies listed on exchanges in the USA in dollars.

They allow US investors to get access to overseas shares without the hassle of having to exchange currency, open brokerage accounts overseas and so on.

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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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Call

An option that gives the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to buy a security at a certain price.

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