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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What Is Notional Value?
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Short Squeeze Definition
Trading in the Pre- and Post-Market Sessions
Spot Rate
Spot Market
Know Your Shareholder Rights
Average Daily Trading Volume - ADTV Definition
Break Even Point: Definition, Examples, and How to Calculate
Proprietary Trading Definition
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Shareholder Activist
Short Covering Definition
How Big Is a Tick Size?
Underlying Asset Definition
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The Difference Between a Drawdown in Banking vs. a Drawdown in Trading
Cross Trade Definition
Understanding Delivered Ex Ship (DES) and its Requirements
Slippage: What It Means in Finance, With Examples
Close Position Definition
Sinking Fund Method Definition
Trade Signal Definition
How to Pick a Stock: Basic Best Practices for New Investors
What Is Notional Principal Amount?
What Is Price Discovery?
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An Introduction to Securities Market Structures
What Is a Break-Even Price?
The Myth of Profit/Loss Ratios
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Schaff Trend: A Faster And More Accurate Indicator
Ex-Ante Definition
Speculator Definition
Spot Price Definition
Tick Definition
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The Core Role of a Central Counterparty Clearing House—CCP
What Does Thinly Traded Mean?
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What Is Stock Dilution?
Long-Term Charts
Alternative Trading System (ATS) Definition
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How are the interest charges calculated on my margin account?
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Institutional Traders vs. Retail Traders: What's the difference?
The Difference Between Pips, Points, and Ticks: What's the Difference?
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Trading Margin Excess
Understanding Material Amount
Hypothesis Testing in Finance: Concept and Examples
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Introduction to Level II Quotes
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What Short Interest Tells Us
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FIFO: What the First In, First Out Method Is and How to Use It
What Is a Trading Session?
Matching Orders Definition
Liquid Market Definition
What Is Overtrading in Investing?
Commodity Spot Price vs. Futures Price: What's the Difference?
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Beneficial Owner
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Fungibility: When Interchangeability Matters
How Does the ISIN Numbering System Work?
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The Art of Cutting Your Losses
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10 Steps to Building a Winning Trading Plan
Interactive Brokers Warroom
The Importance of Backtesting Trading Strategies
When Is a Buy Limit Order Executed?