Equities

Trading Basics

Equities

Typically shares or indices of shares. Ordinary shares share the economic gains from a company after debt has been serviced.

Other Trading Basics

Asset Classes

Types of asset that have similar characteristics.

There are four broad classes: Equities, Foreign Exchange, Debt and Commodities.

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Bid

Traders can go short at the bid price.

The terminology is from the broker point of view, they are bidding to buy from you.

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