Trading Basic Education

Trading mostly refers to short-term speculation in the markets. To trade successfully, you need to learn the basics of markets, risk management and money management.

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Illiquid Assets: Overview, Risk and Examples
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What Does an Investor Do? What Are the Different Types?
Liquidity
Understanding Liquidity and How to Measure It
Index
Understanding Notional Value and How It Works
Short Squeeze
Short Squeeze: Meaning, Overview and FAQs
Speculation: Trading With High Risks, High Potential Rewards
Trading in the Pre- and Post-Market Sessions
Spot Rate: What It Is, How It Works, Example
Spot Market: Definition, How They Work, and Example
Know Your Shareholder Rights
Average Daily Trading Volume (ADTV): Definition, How To Use It
Breakeven Point
Breakeven Point: Definition, Examples, and How to Calculate
What Is Clearing? Definition, How It Works, and Example
Proprietary Trading: What It Is, How It Works, Benefits
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What Is an Activist Shareholder? What They Do and How They Work
Short Covering: Definition, Meaning, How It Works, and Examples
Tick Size: Definition in Trading, Requirements, and Examples
Underlying Asset (Derivatives)—Definition, How It Works, Examples
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Drawdown in Banking vs. Drawdown in Trading: What's the difference?
Cross Trade
Delivered Ex Ship (DES): Definition, Vs. DAT and DAP
Slippage: What It Means in Finance, With Examples
Close Position: Definition, How It Works in Trading, and Example
Sinking Fund Method: Definition, How It Works, and Advantages
Upside: Risk/Reward Definition and Examples
What Is a Trade Signal? How Traders Analyze, Uses, and Example
How to Pick a Stock: Basic Best Practices for New Investors
Notional Principal Amount: Definition, Calculations, Example
What Is Price Discovery? Definition, Process, and Vs. Valuation
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An Introduction to Securities Market Structures
Break Even Price: Definition, Examples, and How To Calculate It
The Myth of Profit/Loss Ratios
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Schaff Trend: A Faster and More Accurate Indicator
Ex-Ante Definition
What Are Speculators? Definition, Types, and Impact on the Market
Spot Price: Definition, Spot Prices vs. Futures Prices, Examples
What Is a Tick in Securities Trading and How Does It Work?
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What Is a Central Counterparty Clearing House (CCP) in Trading?
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Big-Ticket Item: Term for Major Purchases
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What Is Stock Trading?
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Stock Market for Teens
Wire House: What They are, Role in Economy
Long-Term Charts
Alternative Trading System (ATS) Definition, Regulation
Arbitrageur: Definition, What They Do, Examples
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How are the interest charges calculated on my margin account?
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Minimum Margin
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Rogue Trader
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Teaser Document
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Institutional Traders vs. Retail Traders: What's the difference?
Pips vs. Points vs. Ticks: What's the Difference?
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Trading Margin Excess
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Stock Record
Material Amount
Hypothesis Testing in Finance: Concept and Examples
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Introduction to Level II Quotes
What Is a Third Party? How Their Role Works and Examples
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What Short Interest Tells Us
First In, First Out
FIFO: What the First In, First Out Method Is and How to Use It
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What Are the Primary Sources of Market Risk?