Ask

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An ask is an executable order that stipulates the price an investor or trader is willing to pay for a specific quantity of a given asset, commodity, security or financial instrument. The Ask is recorded in the order book until it is executed or filled by another market participant or market maker. In cryptocurrency, this is referred to as a sell or selling the market.

 

Bear Market

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A negative price trend of an asset or market over a specified amount of time. A negative price trend of an asset or market over a specified amount of time. In cryptocurrency as in equities markets, the consensus is a 10% decrease in an asset or market's value. A market's downturn can be affected by poor investor sentiment and economic conditions as well as unfavorable regulation(s).

 

Benchmark

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In trading, it is the act of measuring the performance of one asset by comparing it to another. In computer science, a benchmark is a process of assessing a computer or program's performance using a battery of standard tests.

 

Bid

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A bid is an executable order that stipulates the price an investor or trader is willing to pay for a specific quantity of a given asset, commodity, security or financial instrument. The bid is recorded in the order book until it is executed or filled by another market participant or market maker. In cryptocurrency, this is referred to as a buy or buying the market.

 

Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is most known for being the first cryptocurrency and blockchain officially released in 2009. Bitcoin as defined by its creator Satoshi Nakamoto: “a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution… We propose a solution to the double-spending problem using a peer-to-peer network.” https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

 

Bollinger Bands

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A margin around the price of an asset that helps indicate its volatility. Bollinger bands use two bands, one above and the other below the moving average. These two bands represent the standard deviation of an asset's price from the moving average during a specified timescale. The standard deviation represents how far from the moving average of each data point. In trading, this equates to volatility: the larger the distance between bands the more significant the volatility.

 

Broker-Dealer

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An individual that operates as an intermediary between their clients and a specific market to trade securities and other tradable assets. Broker-dealers also give advise, provide liquidity as a market maker or raise capital for a company. Broker-dealers use their account to make trades for themselves or on behalf of their clients.

 

Bull Market

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A positive price trend of an asset or market over a specified amount of time. There are no specific parameters used to define a Bull Market other than the apparent trend; A positive price trend of an asset or market over a specified amount of time. In cryptocurrency as in equities markets, the consensus is a 10% rise in an asset or market's value. The potential of a Bull Market's occurrence may rely on an increase in investor confidence and a decrease in unemployment as well as a variety of other economic factors.