Glossary

a b c e f g i l m n o p r s t

A

When you withdraw funds from your 10trading account, the minimum amount for withdrawal is set to $250. If you choose to withdraw using a wire transfer, the minimum amount is set to $100.

The best-quoted price at which an investor can buy an underlying asset in the financial market.

The best-quoted price at which a market maker is willing to sell a base currency at. The ask price is a component in the formula when calculating the expiry level of an underlying asset.

In derivative trading, underlying assets describe an asset whose price can be derived from another asset. Derivatives are known to be exchanged for cash and as a result, do not require an exchange or ownership of the physical asset.

Currencies: EUR/USD, USD/CHF, GBP/USD, etc. 
Stocks: Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Snap, etc. 
Commodities: Gold, Oil, Coffee
Indices: DAX30, CAC40

If the strike price is the same as the current spot price of the underlying asset.

The funds that are available for trading in your account (unattached to any position).

B

The total amount of money that is held in your trading account excluding P&L of open positions.

The best-quoted price at which a market maker is willing to buy a base currency at.

C

When a trader predicts that the price of an underlying asset on expiry will be above the strike price of the position.

A derivative that consists of the right, but not the obligation, to buy a certain amount of an underlying asset at a given price, the strike price, on or before a certain time.

Also known as the market value, it is the current market price for an underlying asset. Once the position has been purchased, the price at which it was executed at becomes the strike price. Current prices are objectively determined by real-time market data providers.

E

The price at which a specific derivative contract can be exercised.

The balance in your trading account, including P&L of all open positions.

The price of the underlying instrument when the binary position expires. This determines if the position ended up At-The-Money, In-The-Money or Out-Of-The-Money.

The exact time when the binary position will be closed. It is a vital and decisive factor in the outcome of the binary position. Choices of expiry times may vary between types of trades.

The net exposure (%) that is covered by your equity.

F

An analysis method used to evaluate a security in an attempt to measure its intrinsic value by examining related economical, financial, industrial, qualitative and quantitative factors. The goal of fundamental analysis is to analyze all of these aspects in order to forecast its future market trend.

G

A buy or sell order that remains effective until it is either executed or cancelled. Unlike a day trading order, a GTC order could remain active for an indefinite number of trading sessions.

I

A set of two orders in which the execution of the second order can only occur after the conditions of the first order have been fully met. This allows CFD traders to specify in advance the subsequent action that needs to be taken.

When a call option’s strike price is below the market price of the underlying asset, or that the strike price of a put option is above the market price of the underlying asset.

An index represents a basket of stocks. For additional information about the different indices that can be traded on the 10trading platform, please see our “Asset Index”.

L

The degree to which an investor can hold a position of greater value than his equity. When your investment is leveraged, it means that you can have a small amount of capital in your account controlling a larger amount in the market. The obvious advantage of leverage is that you can make a substantial amount of money with only a limited amount of capital.

Commonly used to set a price which, if reached, triggers an automated instruction to enter the market (buy or sell) on a particular asset and to take profit at a predefined level. Limit orders to buy are placed below the current market price and are executed as soon as the ask price touches or breaches the specified price level. Limit orders to sell are placed above the current market price and are executed when the bid price touched the specified price level.

M

The minimum amount that must be maintained in your trading account to keep your positions open. You must also ensure that your equity exceeds the maintenance margin level at all times, otherwise, your positions will be automatically closed.

A demand to bring up the margin deposit to the required minimum level when your equity falls below the required maintenance margin.

The percentage (out of 100% equity) you are using in your open positions. Margin usage equals (Used margin/Equity) X 100. For instance, if your usable margin is $10,000, your need to limit your margin usage for each trade to a maximum of $500 in order to continuously trade safely.

An established broker, dealer, investment firm or an individual that quotes bid and ask prices for certain marketable securities in order to provide liquidity to the trader.

N

The total sum of all the opened positions in your account that are currently traded on the markets.

O

Any investment that has been entered into but not closed. An active investor may have several open positions at any given time.

Displays the profit and loss figures for all open position in your trading account.

A tool used to help you determine how your trades/positions will be executed. Due to the fact that market prices vary, some trade execution requests do not receive an approval. As a result, 10trading decided to present its own execution type feature which enables your orders to be approved at all times at the best current prices available in the market.

One of three terms used in options trading, referring to an underlying asset’s price in relation to the price at which it can be bought or sold (strike price). In this specific case, either the underlying asset’s price is still trading or it has closed and is not profitable.

P

A percentage in point is a measurement of movement in currencies trading, defined as the smallest move that a given exchange rate can make. Because most currency pairs are priced up to four decimal places (0.0001), the smallest move is that of the last decimal.

The financial term for an investment that is either able to incur a profit or a loss or has recently been cancelled. For instance, when you execute a trade (assuming “Sell”) Gold, you open a position on gold at the exact time you hit the “Invest” button.

When a trader predicts that a price of an underlying asset on expiry will be below the strike price of the position.

S

The difference between the price you can buy at and the price you sell at an underlying financial asset.

An instruction to a broker to automatically close a position to limit losses if its price drops below a certain level. When a stop order is executed, it immediately becomes a market order and is then filled ASAP at the attainable price on the market.

T

A type of analysis used to evaluate a security by relying on an examination of past price movements. This is done by relying on the assumption that market data, such as price charts, volume and open interest can help predict future market trends. Unlike in fundamental analysis, the intrinsic value of the security isn’t considered.

Calculated per traded position amount and accumulated upon closing of your CFDs/Binaries positions.

The hours during which an exchange is open for the buying and selling of underlying assets. Each and every asset has its own trading hours and/or trading days on the 10trading platform, in addition to holidays.

The overall direction in which a market price of an underlying asset moves within a certain time period. If there is a clear price movement in one direction (upward, downward or sideways), this reflects a hype trend. The behavior of the trend is assessed when conducting a technical analysis.