Daily Bets

Trading Basics

Daily Bets

Spread bets that close at the end of the trading day. These used to expire but now they get rolled, with a financing charge, by default into the next trading day.

Other Trading Basics

ASX 200

A term used for the index of the top 200 shares on the Australian Securities Exchange, also AUS 200.

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Bear Market

A Bear Market occurs when the price of a security is falling, and the negative outlook of the security causes the security’s price to continue to fall, causing a self-sustaining problem.

For a downturn like this to be officially considered a bear market, it must be on-going for longer than two months, otherwise it is known as a correction.

Bears are generally traders with a pessimistic view on markets that look to profit from a decline in prices.

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Backwardation

Backwardation occurs when a bid price exceeds the ask price.

This usually occurs when stock is suspended or under a share repurchase scheme.

It can also mean that a futures contract will trade at a higher price when it is coming close to expiring.

The opposite of backwardation is known as contango.

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