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Trading in financial markets involves significant risk of loss which can exceed deposits and may not be suitable for all investors.
Before trading, please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved
Trading in financial markets involves significant risk of loss which can exceed deposits and may not be suitable for all investors. Before trading, please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved

Trading Definitions

Discover definitions and explanations to some of the most common acronyms in a trader's vocabulary here.

Bid price and ask price: definition

Find out the difference between the bid and ask price. How does the bid price and ask price affect liquidity spread and markets? Find out with our training guides.

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Financial exposure: definition

Discover what leverage is and how it can help to gain exposure to a larger trading position. We also explain how to calculate leverage and the risks involved.

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VIX volatility index: definition

Discover what the VIX volatility index is, how it works and how you can trade it in our guide to the popular measure of volatility.

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Leverage trading: definition

Chart patterns are used by traders and analysts to identify potential entry and exit points in the markets.

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Direct market access (DMA): definition

DMA stands for direct market access. DMA trading enable you to place buy and sell trades directly on the order books of an exchange or a liquidity provider.

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Over the counter (OTC): definition

OTC stands for over-the-counter. In trading terms, over-the-counter means trading through decentralised dealer networks. Discover how OTC markets work here.

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Exchange delivery settlement price (EDSP): definition

EDSP stands for exchange delivery settlement price and refers to the settlement price of derivative contracts on an exchange. Learn more about EDSP here.

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Regulatory news service (RNS): definition

The regulatory news service (RNS) is part of the London Stock Exchange. It is the leading provider of regulatory and non-regulatory information in the UK.

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Non-farm payrolls (NFP): definition

Non-farm payrolls (NFP) figures can be used to build an effective CFD trading strategy. Learn about how they can impact your trade here.

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Forex currency pairs: definition

The foreign exchange market, also called the currency or forex (FX) market, is the world's largest financial market. Find out what forex currency pairs are and how they are used here.

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Percentage in point (PIP): definition

Traders use pips to measure price movements in forex trading. Determining the number of pips in a certain price movement is a straightforward process. Click to read more.

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GAFAM companies: definition

Technology giants Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft reign supreme over the global economy. Despite this, several dark clouds began to loom during 2018.

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