Gearing

Trading Basics

Gearing

Another name for leverage. Debt to equity proportions on a trade or portfolio. 

Other Trading Basics

Cash or Spot Market

Also known as a spot market, cash markets are different to futures contracts, as commodities are traded immediately for cash at the current market price.

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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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