Spread Betting Glossary: A

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Account limit
The amount of investment needed to cover a trade in the form of a trader's deposit.
After Hours dealing
Trading outside of market hours for the world's leading Security exchanges.
AIM
The Alternative Investment Market, an exchange concerned in the trade of securities for smaller listed companies.
Arbitrage
The process where a gap between two Market Makers' prices is exploited by buying from one while simultaneously selling to the other to lock in a profit.
Ask price
Synonymous with 'Offer Price', the rate at which a spread is being offered on the short side.
Asset
Any thing with an underlying value that can be traded or exchanged, e.g. shares.
Assets
Often the basis for trading, assets are items which have an intrinsic value and can be sold for example, a futures contract, a car.