Virtual Trading

Trading Basics

Virtual Trading

Also practice trading. Brokers will normally provide a virtual account to practice trade with virtual funds.

Other Trading Basics

Book Value

A valuation of something using its net assets on the balance sheet.

A very rough way of valuing an asset because it ignores the intangibles.

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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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