Circuit Breaker

Trading Basics

Circuit Breakers

When exchanges stop the trading in a security that has fallen significantly.

This is done to stop an uncontrollable panic.

Other Trading Basics

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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CFD

Contract for difference.

An OTC financial derivative where the counterparties agree to exchange the change in a price.

No underlying assets are exchanged.

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