Market Capitalisation

Trading Basics

Market Capitalisation

A company’s market capitalisation is the total value of all of its outstanding shares. This can be calculated by multiplying the current number of the company’s shares that are outstanding by the market value of one share; investors then use this figure to determine a company’s size.

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Asset Classes

Types of asset that have similar characteristics.

There are four broad classes: Equities, Foreign Exchange, Debt and Commodities.

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Bear Raid

When bears team up to push the price of a security down, normally by short selling and/or rumours.

This is illegal.

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