Cut and Reverse

Trading Basics

Cut and Reverse

When a position is fully reversed and an opposing position taken in a single trade.

Other Trading Basics

Carry Trade

A forex trading strategy of borrowing funds in a low-interest rate currency and buying assets in higher yielding currency.

For years this was selling Yen to buy Dollars.

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Basis Point

A basis point is 0.01% and is typically used when quoting interest rate changes.

A move of 0.25% is described as 25 basis points.

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Alpha

This is a measure of price performance vs a benchmark.

If a trader makes 10% per annum and the index makes 7% the trader has an alpha of 3%.

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