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Encyclopedia > Trade (financial instrument)

A Trade involves the buying, holding, selling, and short-selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, derivatives or any valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income via methods such as dividends or interest. A trade is similar to speculation and investing, but differs in that the position in the security is intended to be held for a very short time, generally less than a week. It has been suggested that Short (finance) be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In finance, a bond is a debt security, in which the authorized issuer owes the holders a debt and is obliged to repay the principal and interest (the coupon) at a later date, termed maturity. ... A commodity is something for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a given market. ... Derivatives traders at the Chicago Board of Trade. ... Financial instruments package financial capital in readily tradeable forms - they do not exist outside the context of the financial markets. ... It has been suggested that ex-dividend date be merged into this article or section. ... For other senses of this word, see interest (disambiguation). ... Speculation involves the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, collectibles, real estate, derivatives or any valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income via methods such as dividends or interest. ... Investment is a term with several closely related meanings in finance and economics. ... For security (collateral), the legal right given to a creditor by a borrower, see security interest A security is a fungible, negotiable interest representing financial value. ...


See also Day Trading Day trading refers to the practice of buying and selling financial instruments within the same trading day such that all positions will usually (not necessarily always) be closed before the market close of the trading day. ...



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Types of Stocks
Stock | Common stock | Preferred stock | Outstanding stock | Treasury stock
Trading Stock
Participants: Market maker
Exchanges: Stock exchange | List of stock exchanges | New York Stock Exchange
SEAQ | NASDAQ | American Stock Exchange | London Stock Exchange
Frankfurt Stock Exchange | Euronext | Tokyo Stock Exchange
Stock Valuation
Trading Theories: Dow Theory | Elliott Wave Theory | Fundamental analysis | Technical analysis
Mark Twain effect | January effect | Efficient market hypothesis
Stock Pricing: Dividend yield | Gordon model | Income per share | Book value | Earnings yield | Beta coefficient
Ratios: Financial ratio | P/CF ratio | PE ratio | PEG ratio | Price/sales ratio | P/B ratio
Stock Related Terms
Dividend | Stock split | Growth stock | Investment | Speculation | Trade | Day trading

 
 

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