PIT

Trading Basics

PIT

This was the physical location where traders used to trade. Now largely redundant and replaced with virtual trading.

Other Trading Basics

Cost of Carry

The cost to a trader of maintaining a position. This might be in form of overnight financing on simple CFD trades but can also include the costs to insure, transport or finance on more complex trades.

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Basis Point

A basis point is 0.01% and is typically used when quoting interest rate changes.

A move of 0.25% is described as 25 basis points.

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