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Precious metals investment terms A to Z


Tendency for a given market to outperform or underperform during a given time in a year that can be profitably traded.

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A situation, in which a part of an object (for instance a chart) is similar to other parts of it or (and) to this object as a whole. If an object is self-similar than we may infer that it is a fractal. Fractalyzer - one of our investment tools - detects self-similar patterns after each trading day and uses them to project future price paths. More information on the subject of self-similar objects and the possibility to use self-similarity and fractals in the precious metals market analysis is to be found under the term fractal

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Senior Mining Stocks

Senior Mining Stocks (a.k.a. Seniors) are stocks of a considerably large commodity (e.g. gold) producing mining companies with an established position and relatively large market capitalization. Senior stocks are usually perceived as being less risky than junior stocks (stocks of my smaller mining companies) – they are more liquid and their prices are typically subject to less volatility.

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Short Selling (going short)

Short Selling (also known as “going short” or simply “shorting”) is a way of profiting on lower prices. It’s the practice of selling borrowed (from the broker) assets, with the aim to buy them back later and return to the lender. Short sellers assume that they will be able to buy the stock back at a lower price than they sold short and thus profit.

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Short-term Trades

Short-term trades are trades that terminate within a short period from their inception. They can be very profitable, but they are also very risky.

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SP Extreme Indicator

One of special indicators offered exclusively by Sunshine Profits. This indicator is dedicated to precious metals markets and based on the use of unique properties of the market. Thanks to this approach SP Gold Bottom Indicator is able to spot divergences, clues and sign that many standard indicators overlook.

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Stock (also referred to as equity or share) is a type of security that signifies ownership in a company and represents a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings.

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Strike price

The strike price (or exercise price) of an option is the fixed price at which the owner of the option can buy (in the case of a call option) or sell (in the case of a put option) the underlying security or commodity. The strike price is mostly used to describe stock, index or commodity options (stock strike price, S&P 500 strike price, gold strike price etc.). Listed options have clearly defined rules for strike prices, contract sizes and expiration dates. In short, upon expiration, call options are worth the difference between the price of the underlying security and the strike price (the same is the case with put options, only this time you subtract the current price from the strike price).

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Support level

Support level is a key concept in Technical Analysis that is very helpful in determining the right moment to buy in an uptrend or to cover short positions in a downtrend.

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Swiss National Bank (SNB)

The Swiss National Bank, based in Berne and Zurich, conducts Switzerland’s monetary policy as an independent central bank. It is also responsible for issuing Swiss franc banknotes. The majority of SNB’s shares belong to cantons and banks of cantons, and the smaller remainder is in the possession of private individuals. The primary goal of the SNB is to ensure price stability, which is defined as a rise in consumer prices of less than 2 percent per year. The SNB’s supreme managing and executive body is the Governing Board. It is in particular responsible for the monetary policy, asset investment strategy and international monetary cooperation.

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