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Precious metals investment terms A to Z

Hard Money

The term Hard Money is used to describe certain financial instruments or transactions which are backed by some sort of added certainty or security.

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Head and Shoulders Top Formation

The head and shoulders top formation (H&S top) is one of the most popular and reliable chart formations used in technical analysis. As the name indicates, its shape is similar to a head with shoulders on both sides. A head and shoulders pattern usually signals changes in the price trend. When it occurs, the analyzed security is more likely to move against the previous uptrend.

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Hedging means cancelling something by doing something else. When investments are concerned, hedging means taking the opposite position to the one that an investor currently holds. The final outcome is similar to closing the original position.

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High-Frequency Trading

High-frequency trading (HFT) is a type of algorithmic trading strategies characterized by a large number of orders at very fast speed (they operate in milli- or microseconds). It is used by large investment banks, hedge funds and institutional investors and utilizes powerful computers, sophisticated technological tools and computer algorithms to rapidly trade securities (move in and out of positions in seconds or fractions of a second).

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HUI Index

The Amex Gold BUGS (Basket of Unhedged Gold Stocks) Index, also known as the HUI Index, is an index of gold mining companies that do not hedge their production beyond 18 months. Contrary to the XAU Index, it includes only gold stocks.

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