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Bars

Colored vertical lines on a Stock chart which compress significant data into a small space (Open, High, Low, Close, Volume) and can be quickly read to indicate activity in the given period. Ie “Two ...

Billing Error

A charge that appears on a periodic statement associated with an extension of credit (e.g., credit card) that was not authorized by the cardholder or the cardholders’ designee, is not properly i...

Banking Day

A business day during which an office of a bank is open to the public for substantially all of its banking functions. 

Bond Trading

Bond trading is one way of making profit from fluctuations in the value of corporate or government bonds. Many view it as an essential part of a diversified trading portfolio, alongside stocks and cas...

Best Execution

Best execution refers to a broker’s duty to execute client orders at the most favourable terms for a client. The factors that a broker needs to consider when seeking best execution of clients’ o...

Basis Point

A basis point (also referred to as bp – pronounced bip or beep) is a unit used in trading to describe movements in interest rates or other percentages. It is equal to one hundredth of one percent, o...

Base Rate

The base rate, or base interest rate, is the interest rate that a central bank – like the Bank of England or Federal Reserve – will charge to lend money to commercial banks.

Binary options

A binary option is a type of options contract in which the payout depends entirely on the outcome of a yes/no proposition and typically relates to whether the price of a particular asset will rise abo...

Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands are a popular form of technical price indicator. They are made up of an upper and lower band, set on either side of a simple moving average (SMA). Each band is plotted two standard d...

Brent Crude

Brent crude – also referred to as Brent blend – is one of three major oil benchmarks used by those trading oil contracts, futures and derivatives. The other two major benchmarks are West Texas Int...