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

Bollinger Bands

A technical indicator developed by John Bollinger.

The bands help a trader visualise changes in price volatility.

Taught in our Technical Trading course.

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Bear Raid

When bears team up to push the price of a security down, normally by short selling and/or rumours.

This is illegal.

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ABS

Asset-backed securities.

These are securities backed by assets, like mortgages, which are claimable if the creditor defaults.

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