15 December 2021 By GO Markets


Trading terms glossary


In trading, the term ‘handle’ has two meanings, depending on which market you are referring to. In most markets, handle is the the part of a price quote that exists to the left of the decimal point in the full quote. In forex, it refers to the part of the quote that you see in both the buy and sell price.

Hawks and doves
The terms used by analysts and traders to classify the members of the Central Bank committee ahead of their votes and monetary policy is known as Hawks and doves.

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A hedge is an investment or trade designed to reduce your existing exposure to risk. The process of reducing risk via investments is termed as ‘hedging’.

Heikin Ashi
Heikin Ashi is a type of chart pattern used in technical analysis. Heikin Ashi charts are similar to candlestick charts, but the main difference is that a Heikin Ashi chart uses the daily price averages to show the median price movement of an asset.

High frequency trading
A form of advanced trading platform that processes a high numbers of trades very quickly using powerful computing technology is termed as High Frequency Trading (HFT). It can be used to either find the best price for a single large order, or to find opportunities for profit in the market in real time.


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