Collateral

Trading Basics

Collateral

The resources put up by the trader to enter a trade.

Requested by the counterparty and normally in the form of cash but sometimes other liquid assets like shares.

Other Trading Basics

Abnormal Market Conditions

A term used by brokers to describe a rapidly moving or thinly traded market.

Depending on the terms and conditions, this allows brokers to examine and possibly change trades placed during these conditions.

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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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Assets

Anything that is owned that is expected to generate a return to the owned.

Opposite to a liability.

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