Glossary terms beginning with G

Gap / Gapping

A quick market move in which prices skip several levels without any trades occurring. Gaps usually follow economic data or news announcements

Gearing (also known as leverage or margin)

Gearing refers to trading a notional value that is greater than the amount of capital a trader is required to hold in his or her trading account. It is expressed as a percentage or a fraction

Gold Bull

A slang term for a market or investor who is bullish on gold. A gold bull anticipates the price of gold increasing over the next period of time. A gold bull market is one where the value of gold has a rising trend

Gold Trading

The buying/selling of the precious metal either by buying the underlying asset or by purchasing futures, options or ETF’s. Gold is seen as an investment which investors can use as a safe haven product when the global economy is in turmoil

Going long

The purchase of a stock, commodity or currency for investment or speculation – with the expectation of the price increasing

Going short

The selling of a currency or product not owned by the seller – with the expectation of the price decreasing

Gross domestic product (GDP)

Total value of a country's output, income or expenditure produced within its physical borders

Gross national product

Gross domestic product plus income earned from investment or work abroad. 

Guaranteed order

An order type that protects a trader against the market gapping. It guarantees to fill your order at the price asked

Guaranteed stop

A stop-loss order guaranteed to close your position at a level you dictate, should the market move to or beyond that point. It is guaranteed even if there’s gapping in the market. 

Gunning, gunned

Refers to traders pushing to trigger known stops or technical levels in the market.


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