Charts that encapsulate the daily price movement of an instrument, for example a currency pair, index or share.
A market capitalisation weighted index of the top 30 companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. This is referred to as the ’Germany 30’ on our website and trading platform.
An order to buy or sell an instrument that will expire automatically at the end of the day if it’s not executed on the day the order has been placed.
The process of entering and closing out trades within the same day or trading session.
The difference between the buying and selling price of a contract.
The funds required to initiate and maintain an open spread betting or CFD trading position. Since spread bets and CFDs are traded on margin, the deposit is only a fraction of the full value of the trade and is not the total amount that can be lost on a trade.
A fall in the value of an asset.
An investment strategy that aims to manage risk through variety within an investor's trading portfolio. Different components are chosen from a range of different industry sectors, so it’s unlikely that all of the investments will fluctuate in the same direction. The idea is that the portfolio as a whole will display more consistent, stable results than any of the individual components in the portfolio.
That part of a company’s profit after tax that is distributed to its shareholders. Dividends are usually distributed in cash, but can also take the form of stocks. Also known as payouts.