Futures and Options Charts Key Terms
Let the language of options charts guide your business investmentsOnce your company understands the future and options charts key terms, it can appreciate their value as an investment tool. As a start: futures trading is a contract for a buyer to purchase a commodity or financial item (or the seller to sell one) at a predetermined future date and price. Options trading gives the investor the right to a future purchase of stock at a price set at the time the option is sold or given as compensation.
Stock options charts offer data for deciding whether or not to make those trades and have a specialized vocabulary. Terms on the charts indicate information about "contracts," "studies or indicators," "symbols" and "sectors." The key to customizing and interpreting charts is a working knowledge of those and other technical words. To develop your firm's understanding of futures and options charts key terms, do the following things:
1. Learn about the data on commodities charts.
2. Find information about futures and options analysis.
3. Build a working stock options charts vocabulary.
Identify the major elements of futures charts and options charts
Understand the terms of futures and options technical analysisThe purpose of futures charts is the display of data for comparison and interpretation to inform investment decisions. The better your staff's working knowledge of options charts, the stronger the basis for your business's investment decision making. To codify and continue your team's investment education, create a company dictionary of terms that apply to your investments or collect resources from professional investment sources.
Learn to interpret the data on option chartsThe essence of futures and options charts is to facilitate technical analysis of stock performance. As you learn about the information provided by the charts, your staff will recognize "directional movement," "relative strength" and "moving average" as factors for interpretation. Study the information provided by futures brokers at websites and in print about how options charts show trends.
- Different futures trading sources offer charts with somewhat different labels. Although the data will be similar, it's a good idea to check out several to find the one or ones that provide the data your company can interpret best.
- Some of the key terms used on charts for options, especially the names of studies and indicators, are very technical. Don't hesitate to contact a futures broker for information and advice on which ones to use.
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