15 December 2021 By GO Markets


Trading terms glossary


Take profit (TP)

Learn more about Trading with a Profit Target (Take Profit) Strategy.

Tangible assets
Tangible assets are a companies physical assets, such as real estate holdings, machinery, manufacturing or computer equipment, and raw materials of value, e.g. timber, ore, etc.

Technical analysis
Technical analysis is the examination and prediction of price movements in a financial market. Analysts aim to form accurate predictions of future price movements using information such as historical data, market statistics, trader sentiments and current events impacting a given market.

Short for ‘tomorrow-next day’, Tom-next is the process of rolling a Forex position from one spot day to the next. This is also sometimes referred to as “the cost of carry” or “financing adjustment”.

Trading floor
Also referred to as a “trading pit”, the trading floor is the area in an exchange where assets are traded. This is most commonly associated with stock and futures exchanges.

Trading journal
Learn more about using a Trading Journal.

Trading plan
A strategy used by individual traders to evaluate assets, risk management and types of tradings. A trading plan will typically be composed of the expected term of trading, and how to accomplish the traders objectives in that time frame.

Learn more about Trading Plan

Trailing stop
A trailing stop is modified type of stop-loss order that automatically follows positive market movements of traders asset. If the traders position moves positively but then reverses, a trailing stop will lock in the current profit and close the traders position.

Learn more about using a Trailing Stop strategy.

Treasury stock
Treasury stocks are a  portion of a company’s shares that it keeps in its own treasury. These shares do not pay dividends – because a company can’t pay itself – and do not count towards the number of shares listed.

A sustained upward or downward movement of a particular market or asset. Identifying the beginning of a trend as the time to purchase/open a position, and forecasting the end of trends as the time to sell/close a position, is a key part of market analysis.

Trending shares
A company’s stock is considered a “trending share” when it moves significantly in comparison to its underlying index; the trend can be up or down, and can represent significant gain or loss.

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