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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 yield profits even if the prices do not move for a period of time, but rather stay 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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Central Bank Gold Agreement

The Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA), called also the Washington Agreement on Gold, is an accord regulating official gold sales. The original version of the agreement was signed on September 26, 1999 in Washington, D.C. Under the agreement, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank and 13 other European national central banks committed to limit sales to 2,000 tons over five years (400 tons per year).

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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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CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission)

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), based in Washington, D.C., is an independent U.S. federal agency created in 1974 that regulates futures markets (like Comex), as well as option and swap markets.

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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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CME Group Inc.

CME Group Inc. is an American holding company and the parent of CME, CBOT and Nymex. It is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace with exchanges that offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including derivatives based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals and weather, as well as clearing services for exchange traded and over-the-counter products.

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The Commodity Exchange Inc. (Comex) is an American commodity exchange where buyers and sellers electronically meet to invest in metals.

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COMEX Money Managers

Money managers is category of Comex traders specified in the disaggregated version of the Commitments of Traders Report (CoT report) published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which represents registered commodity trading advisors (CTA), registered commodity pool operators (CPO), and unregistered funds identified by the CFTC that engage in managing and conducting organized futures trading on behalf of clients. As one can see, that group is very similar to non-commercial traders. The only distinction is that non-commercials are divided into money managers and other reportables in the disaggregated version of the CoT report.

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