Convertible Stocks

Trading Basics

Convertible Stocks

A loan that the owner can convert to ordinary shares in that company, given a set of conditions defined in the original loan.

Other Trading Basics

Cash Call

When your broker asks you to deposit more cash into your brokerage account to cover margin requirements.

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Book Building

When a new share is issued book building is the process institutions go through to gauge demand and therefore price.

This goes on before the share is available to trade on the exchange.

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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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