FTSE 250

Trading Basics

FTSE 250

An index of the medium-sized shares listed on the LSE’s main market. These are the 250 largest shares outside the top 100, so for shares with capitalizations ranked 101 to 350.

Other Trading Basics

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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Commodities

A commodity is a basic good where the quality of the product won’t differ depending on where it’s sourced.

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Abnormal Market Conditions

A term used by brokers to describe a rapidly moving or thinly traded market.

Depending on the terms and conditions, this allows brokers to examine and possibly change trades placed during these conditions.

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