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Precious metals investment terms A to Z

Call Options

A derivative that provides you with leverage during rallies, while limiting your risk. The catch is that you have to be right on time.

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Calling the bottom

The phrase „calling the bottom“ is another way of saying that a bottom is in (according to the one calling it) and that higher prices will be seen going forward.

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Calling the top

The phrase „calling the top“ is another way of saying that a top is in (according to the one calling it) and that lower prices will be seen going forward.

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Carry Trade

For traders, carry trade can guarantee profits even if the prices do not move for a period of time, rather stayed the same.

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CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade)

Chicago Board of Trade, established in 1848, is a commodity exchange and a designated contract market that offers traditional commodity and other financial instruments to traders, subject to the exchange rules and regulations.

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Centralized Markets

Centralized market is a specific type of a financial market. All markets are places where buyers and sellers meet to exchange goods, products and services.

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Ceteris Paribus

Ceteris paribus is a Latin phrase meaning “other things being equal or held constant”, which is used to simplify the reasoning. It is commonly used in economics, since economic examples typically involve the interaction of many variables, such as supply and demand. For instance, an increase in value of the U.S. dollar will tend to decrease the price of gold. However, it is necessary to assume “all other things being constant,” since if real interest rates suddenly plunge to negative levels (or risk aversion significantly rises), the generalization about the dollar might not hold and the price of gold may actually rise (although the rise would be higher, absent the U.S. dollar appreciation).

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A Contract for Difference (CFD) is a contract between two parties who speculate on the future price of some asset. These two parties are called “buyer” and “seller” – the buyer will pay to the seller the difference between the current price of the asset and its value at the time he entered the contract (if this difference is negative, the seller will pay the buyer).

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In the worlds of finance and banking the activity of clearing encompasses all activities from the time an initial commitment to complete a transaction is made until that transaction is finally settled

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Clearing Price

Clearing prices exist in all types of markets and for all types or product or service. The clearing price of an asset (in the broadest terms, including goods, services and investment products) is the price at which those assets can be sold and the market can be said to be ‘cleared’ of that specific asset.

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Commercial and Non-commercial Traders

From an investment perspective, commercial and non-commercial long/short positions indicate market trend, at times. Commercial and non-commercial traders are the classifications used by CFTC to identify traders that use positions in futures market for commercial or speculative purposes.

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Commodity Exchange

Commodity exchange is a place where various commodities and derivative products are traded.

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Commodity Index

Commodity index provides traders an opportunity get exposed to a basket of commodities, measuring their performance.

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Commodity Portfolio

Commodity traders arrive at diversification of their market exposure by creating portfolios that potentially reduces risk or provide a hedging platform

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Commodity Swap

Traders use commodity swap to hedge against price fluctuations in commodity prices, commonly energy and agriculture commodities

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