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Precious metals investment terms A to Z


Backwardation is a phenomenon seen in the futures market, which futures traders need to monitor. A forward curve is said to be in backwardation when futures are traded at a discount in comparison with spot. Gold backwardation means that traders could potentially gain capital (versus simply buying gold right away) when holding gold futures until the contract expires.

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Balance Of Payments

The Balance Of Payments is a government produced financial measure relating to a period of time which accounts in financial terms for the difference between the value of all the country’s imports and its exports. It is an important measure of a country’s relative performance in the global economy.

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Bear market

A bear market refers to a decline in prices, usually for an extended period, in a single security or asset, group of securities or the securities market as a whole. Its opposite is a bull market where prices are rising.

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Bearish Divergence

A bearish divergence between the price and a technical indicator is a moderately useful tool for detecting a coming reversal in the bullish trend.

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Bid-ask spread

The bid-ask spread is the difference between the price quoted by investors who want to sell a certain stock or asset (ask price) and those who wish to buy it (bid price). The higher the spread the less liquidity in the market for the asset.

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Bretton Woods Agreement

The Bretton Woods Agreement emerged from an economic conference held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in the United States, during the first three weeks of July 1944.

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BRIC is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The term was specifically coined to refer to these fast-growing emerging economies and by implication, their mutual benefits by forming alliances with each other.

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Bull market

A bull market is characterized by optimism, investor confidence and expectations that prices will tend to go up. During a bull market in stocks prices are expected to rise even after severe declines. In the precious metals market, however, the situation is quite different. Bear markets can last for a long time and there is no confidence that serious slumps will be followed by periods of recovery.

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Bullion is the general name for pure gold or silver (at least 99.5%) which have been transformed into bars or minted into coins for investment purposes.

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Bullish Divergence

A bullish divergence between the price and a technical indicator is a moderately useful tool for detecting a coming reversal in the bearish trend.

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Buoyant Market

In commodity space, buoyant market is generally coined with a market where prices rise with ease when there are sufficient signals of strength

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