Dow

Trading Basics

Dow

Short hand for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Other Trading Basics

After-Hours Dealing

After-hours trading involves buying or selling securities outside of specified trading hours.

However, trading after hours may offer less liquidity, as fewer traders are operating at these times and spread betting firms may offer wider spreads as fluctuations can occur during these times.

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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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