Investing Terms

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  • What Is Front-Running?

    Front-running is an unethical and illegal trading practice in which a broker with advance knowledge of a specific market order in a currency or other financial security for a client earns a profit by placing an order for their own account in advance of the client's larger order. Front-running is akin to insider trading, in that the perpetrator has advance knowledge of the larger client order and buys ahead of…

  • Energy CFDs: A Look At UKOIL And USOIL

    Commonly referred to as the economic lifeblood of a nation, crude oil is a sought-after commodity and popular mode of trade. The global oil markets are premier destinations for traders and investors the world over. Featuring robust liquidity and consistent volatility, oil is an ideal product for individuals interested in capitalising on long- or short-term fluctuations in pricing. While determining crude oil's relative value may be complex, trading it on…

  • What Is The Petrodollar?

    The petrodollar is any U.S. dollar exchanged for oil. Since a 1974 agreement between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the petrodollar system has been the global standard for the crude oil trade. Accordingly, the U.S. dollar is the official denomination for commerce.

  • Stop Running

    Stop running is the practice of manipulating the price action of a security in order to trigger a bulk execution of stop loss orders at market. A legal trading strategy, it involves driving a market to a desired location and profiting from the ensuing pricing fluctuations.

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