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Glossary

We have compiled a comprehensive A-Z glossary of share dealing and investment terms.

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Leverage
The use of various financial instruments eg. Warrants, Rights or Derivatives or borrowed capital, to increase the potential return or loss of an investment.

Limit Order
An order to buy or sell shares at a certain price or better.

Liquidity
The ease with which a security can be traded on the market, usually defined by turnover.

Long-only

The aim of a long-only strategy is to find investments anticipated to rise in value, the alternative is ‘short’, which means the strategy is to gain profits when the prices decrease.  

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