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

Capital

The economic resource used to buy assets, normally with the view to provide a product or service.

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Backwardation

Backwardation occurs when a bid price exceeds the ask price.

This usually occurs when stock is suspended or under a share repurchase scheme.

It can also mean that a futures contract will trade at a higher price when it is coming close to expiring.

The opposite of backwardation is known as contango.

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