GLOSSARY

ABOVE TRADE

A trade that closes at a price higher than the “Strike Price”, also known as the “Exercise Price”, which is the underlying “Asset” or “Instrument” at the time the trade is placed.

ASK PRICE

The price that a seller is willing to accept for a specific asset or security, i.e., the price at which an investor can purchase an asset or security.

ASSET

The “Asset” or “Instrument” is the underlying index, stock, commodity, or currency on which each online trading contract is based.

AT THE MONEY

When the underlying “Asset” or “Instrument” price is the same as the original “Strike Price”, also known as the “Exercise Price”.

BELOW TRADE

A formal term used to describe a trade that closes lower than the original “Strike Price”, also known as the “Exercise Price”.

BID PRICE

The price at which an investor is able to sell an asset or security, or the price at which a bank or brokerage is willing to purchase an asset from a private investor.

COMMODITIES

Commodity is a general term for raw materials produced by a variety of sectors including energy, food, and metals; e.g., Gold, Oil, Silver, and Coffee are examples of Commodities.

CURRENCIES

Currencies are national forms of banknotes/coins. Currencies are organized into pairs for forex trading. E.g., EUR/USD; GBP/USD

CURRENT PRICE

The ‘’Current Price’’ is the contract price for each asset on Stern Markets trading platform. It mirrors the asset prices in the actual stocks, currencies and commodity markets

DECLARATION OF DEPOSIT (DOD)

When you deposit money into your Stern Markets Account, we will send you a DOD to sign and to send us a scanned copy. The DOD is your declaration that you agree to the deposits. It is part of Stern’s Anti-Money Laundering policy.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

The market prices of currencies, commodities, and stocks are evaluated by analysts in many ways. ‘’Fundamental Analysis’’ is concerned with current economic and political data affecting the markets. In other words, it’s the evaluation of an asset by looking at all factors that could affect its price, e.g. weather, financial policy, global economic conditions, company reports, etc.

IN THE MONEY

An online trading contract is ‘’in-the-money’’ when the predicted direction for the price movement on the underlying asset turns out to be correct.

INDICES

An Index is a list of securities representing a particular section of a financial market which acts like an imaginary portfolio. It is usually representative of a broad portion of a given market, but can also be focused around a particular industry. Examples of ‘’Indices’’ are: US Dow Jones Index; UK FTSE; Japanese Nikkei.

INSTRUMENT

The “Instrument” or “Asset” is the underlying index, stock, commodity, or currency on which each online trading contract is based.

INVESTMENT

The “Instrument” or “Asset” is the underlying index, stock, commodity, or currency on which each online trading contract is based.

LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS

Long-Term Investments are online trading contracts with time-frames from one week up to ten months.

NET EXPOSURE

The sum of all your open positions, (i.e. contracts entered, which you have not closed yet).

OUT OF THE MONEY

A trader is “out-of-the-money” when his/her prediction on the direction of the asset price, regardless of whether it was above or below the strike price, was incorrect. The trader will then receive no payout on that contract.

PAYOUT

The percentage amount that the trader will receive in an online trade.

PIP

A Pip or “Point In Percentage” is any of up to four “decimal points” to the right of the decimal in price values. For example, 0001 = 1 pip; 0010 = 10 pips; 1.4567 = 1 plus four thousand five hundred and sixty-seven pips.

PROFIT

The “Profit” is the amount that you “Earn” when you make a successful trade. For example, you stake $100 on the price of an asset. You earn $80 profit plus you receive your investment stake back for a total return of $180.

RETURN

The “Profit” is the amount that you earn when you make a successful trade. For example, you stake $100 on the price of an asset. The asset value rises by 80% as you close the contract. You earn $80 profit plus you receive your investment stake back for a total return of $180.

SIGNALS

Signals are created by financial analysts with the intention of alerting online trading investors to exciting investment opportunities. Signals are sent as brief email bulletins. Signals should be regarded as a guide only and cannot be 100% accurate.

SPOT FOLLOW

The Spot Follow tool allows you to monitor the performance of other investors on the Stern Markets platform, giving you the ability to view the degree of successful or unsuccessful price direction positions.

STAKES

The amount of money invested in an online trading contract.

STRIKE PRICE

The Strike Price, also known as the “Exercise Price”, is the price of the underlying “Asset” or “Instrument” at the time the contract is placed.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Technical Analysis is the mathematical study of the price of an asset. It is concerned with data and information as well as with the supply and demand factors and the minute detail belonging top trend lines, patterns, and spikes on the chart of price movements.

TRADE COMPENSATION

A trade compensation is an amount of money that Stern Markets credits to your trading account, giving you additional leverage and liquidity

UNDERLYING ASSET

An Underlying Asset is any asset (Commodities; Currencies; Stocks; Indices) that forms the basis for online trading.

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