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Precious metals investment terms A to Z


E-mini is an electronically traded futures contract on the CME that indicates a ‘smaller version’ of the normal future contracts. E-mini enables market participation with a lower capital. In other words, it refers to a contract with miniature size of normal contracts.

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ECB (European Central Bank)

The European Central Bank, based in Frankfurt, Germany, is the central bank of the 17 member states of the Eurozone.

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Electronic Communication Network (ECN)

Electronic Communication Network (ECN) in capital markets refers to an electronic system that attempts to eliminate the role of a third party in the execution of orders.

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Eligible Gold

Comex has several warehouses for metals (as investors may take delivery), which contain lots of gold. The bullion held in these warehouses is divided into two categories: eligible and registered gold.

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Elliott Wave Theory

Elliott wave theory is one of the most popular theories used in technical analysis, that might be helpful in understanding the way that trends develop, and therefore in making more accurate prognoses.

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ETF (Exchange Traded Fund)

Exchange Traded Funds track the value of a particular index , commodity or currency and its highly liquid shares can be bought and sold just like stocks on the stock exchange. ETFs may be attractive as speculative vehicles because of their low costs, tax efficiency, and stock-like features.

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ETN (Exchange Traded Note)

Exchange Traded Note (ETN) is a debt security (derivatives) issued by an underwriting bank, whose value depends on the movements of a stock index or some other benchmark. They were created by Barclays in 2006 and have become an alternative to ETFs.

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