UK 100

Trading Basics

UK 100

A broker name for the FTSE 100 index. For trademark reasons brokers aren’t allowed to name the market the FTSE 100.

Other Trading Basics

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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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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