Market Hours

Trading Basics

Market Hours

The opening hours for a market. Markets can sometimes be traded after hours.

Other Trading Basics

CAC40

Cotation Assistée en Continu.

The short name for the headline french index which includes 40 companies.

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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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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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