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A bond is a debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (typically corporate or govern-mental) which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate. Bonds are used by companies, municipalities, states and sovereign governments to raise money and finance a variety of projects and activities. Owners of bonds are debt-holders, or creditors, of the issuer.
The CFD is a tradable contract between a client and a broker, who are exchanging the difference in the current value of a share, currency, commodity or index and its value at the contract’s end.
A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type; commodities are most often used as inputs in the production of other goods or services. The quality of a given commodity may differ slightly, but it is essentially uniform across producers. When they are traded on an exchange, commodities must also meet specified minimum standards, also known as a basis grade. On our platform, you can trade: Oil, Gold, Silver, Palladium, Corn, Wheat, Soybean; Sugar Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton.
Currency is a generally accepted form of money, including coins and paper notes, which is issued by a government and circulated within an economy. Used as a medium of exchange for goods and services, currency is the basis for trade.
A high-water mark is the highest peak in value that an investment fund or account has reached. This term is often used in the context of fund manager compensation, which is performance-based. The high-water mark ensures the manager does not get paid large sums for poor performance.
An index is an indicator, In the case of financial markets, stock and bond market indices consist of a hypothetical portfolio of securities representing a particular market or a segment of it. (You cannot invest directly in an index.) However, to assess how the index has changed from the previous day, investors must look at the amount the index has fallen, often expressed as a percentage. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is one of the world’s best known indices.
The concept of leverage is used by both investors and companies. Investors use leverage to significantly increase the returns that can be provided on an investment. They lever their investments by using various instruments that include options, futures, and margin accounts. Companies can use leverage to finance their as-sets. In other words, instead of issuing stock to raise capital, companies can use debt financing to invest in business operations in an attempt to increase shareholder value.
A long (or long position) is the buying of a security such as a stock, commodity or currency with the expectation the asset will rise in value.
An investor makes a market order through a broker or brokerage service to buy or sell an in-vestment such as currencies, commodities, bond, share and indices, immediately at the best available current price. A market order guarantees execution, and it often has low commissions due to the minimal work brokers need to do.
A performance fee is a payment made to a fund manager for generating positive returns. The performance fee is generally calculated as a percentage of investment profits, often both realized and unrealized. It is largely a feature of the hedge fund industry, where performance fees have made many hedge fund managers among the wealthiest people in the world.
Shares are units of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset that provide for an equal distribution in any profits, in the form of dividends. The two main types of shares are common shares and preferred shares. Physical paper stock certificates have been replaced with electronic recording of stock shares.
A short, or short position, is a directional trading or investment strategy where the investor sells shares of borrowed stock in the open market. The expectation of the investor is that the price of the stock will de-crease over time, at which point the he will purchase it.
Range of price variation of a security, fund, market or index, which enables the measurement of risk over a given period. It is determinate using the standard deviation obtained by the calculating the square root of the variance. The greater the volatility, the greater the risk.