Scalping is a trading strategy targeting profits from minor price changes in an assets value. Scalpers open multiple trading orders targeting minor market movement. Scalping strategies are based on the belief that smaller market movements are easier to target and capture as opposed to larger ones. And that the many small profits eventually compound to more substantial ones.
The SEC stands for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is a federal government regulatory agency in the United States. The mandate of the SEC is to regulate markets and protect investors in the US.
A sector is a part of the economy in which companies share similar business activities, products, or services. Some examples of economy sectors are technology, financial, energy, materials, communications etc.
Selling a stock, currency or any other asset means transferring the ownership to someone else in exchange for its market value.
“Selling” or “Going Short” on an asset also means opening a Sell Position on a derivative of that asset without necessarily owning the asset and transferring ownership to another party.
Sell Limit Order
A Sell Limit is a “Pending Order” to sell at a certain price which is above the current market price. Traders place such orders when they expect the price to rise to a certain level and then bounce back to the downside. When the market price reaches the level of the sell limit order, the trading platform will open a sell position with the pre-set parameters.
Sell Stop Order
A Sell Stop is a “Pending Order” to sell at a certain price which is below the current market price. Traders place such orders when they expect the price to continue dropping once it hits a certain level. When the market price reaches the level of the sell limit order, the trading platform will open a sell position with the pre-set parameters.
Share Buyback or Share Repurchase is defines as a company buying back its own shares from the marketplace. There are a number of reasons a company may choose to buy back it’s own shares including decreasing share supply and thereby increasing share the price of the remaining outstanding shares, or reducing the supply to prevent some shareholders from gaining a controlling stake in the company.
A Short Trade or Shorting is when a trader ‘goes short’ on an asset in the hope to generate profit if the instrument falls in price.
Slippage refers to the difference between the expected price and the price at which an order is actually executed.
Swiss National Bank (SNB) is the central bank of Switzerland.
The spot price is the current price of an asset in the marketplace which can be bought or sold for immediate delivery.
The spread is the difference in price, or the gap, between the Bid and Ask prices of a security or an asset.
A Stock Symbol or a ‘ticker’ is a unique abbreviation assigned to a publicly traded company to differentiate itself from other companies on the exchange.
Stop Order Definition
A stop order is a type of order a trader sets with his broker to execute a trade when it reaches a particular level.
A Support Level is a price level at which the price of a financial instrument might face buying pressure while falling. This is due the growing number of buyers who are willing to buy at that price exceed the sellers.