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Stock Indices Long and Short and Stock Indices Trading Charts

In Stock Indices trading , there are two types of stock indices trades, these are:

  • Long (buy) - long is if the stock indices trading trend is buy/bullish.
  • Short (sell) - short is if the stock indices trading trend is sell/bearish.

 

Buying/Long and Selling/short in Stock Indices Trading

Both terms in Stock Indices Trading, refer to things we do when open a stock indices trade.


Buying Long - stock indices trading term to use when buying and when opening a stock indices trade.


Selling short - stock indices trading term to use when selling and when opening a stock indices trade.

Long - Long is another term used to refer to buying in stock indices trading, If a stock indices trader goes long it means that he buys the stock indices trading instrument that is heading in an upward trend direction. When the stock indices trading stock indices price is moving in an upward stock indices trading trend the stock indices trading trend is referred to as bullish stock indices trend.

 

Short - Short is a term used to refer to selling of a stock indices trading instrument that is going in a downward trend direction. when the stock indices trading stock indices price is going downwards then it is referred to as a bearish stock indices trend.

 

Basically the term, “selling short” can be refer to selling in the stock indices trading markets. Selling short is used to transact a stock indices trading instrument that is predicted to depreciate in value compared to another, when this stock indices trading instrument is sold then it is the same as not holding value in this stock indices trading instrument and holding the same value in another form against which this stock indices trading instrument is traded against - mostly US Dollars.

 

Buy/Long

If the stock indices trading stock indices price is going up we buy, this is referred to as going long - Therefore long is just another name for buy. When the stock indices trading market stock indices trading trend is going up it is referred to as a bullish, this is when a stock indices trading buy stock indices trade is placed. A bullish stock indices trading trend is identified by drawing an upward stock indices trading trend line on a stock indices trading chart. The example explained below shows a long/buy stock indices trading signal .

Buy/Long bullish stock indices trading trend - How to Buy a Stock Indices instrument

Buy/Long

 

Sell/Short

If the stock indices price pair is going down we sell, this is referred to as going short. When the stock indices trading market stock indices trading trend is going down it is referred to as a bearish. The example explained below shows a downward trend, this is when a short sell is placed. The short/sell is identified by drawing a downward stock indices trading trend line on a stock indices trading chart. The example explained below shows a short/sell stock indices trading signal .

Sell/Short bearish stock indices trading trend - How to Sell a Stock Indices instrument

Sell/Short - Stock Indices Trading Buy Trade and Stock Indices Trading Sell Trade

 

 

Stock Indices Trading Charts

A Stock Indices trading chart provides a visual representation of stock indices trading stock indices prices (drawn on the y-axis) against time (drawn on the x-axis) for a given stock indices trading instrument. The movement of stock indices trading stock indices prices is drawn on these stock indices trading charts. The stock indices trading chart can be drawn as candlestick stock indices trading charts like the one below or as line stock indices trading charts or bar stock indices trading charts .

Stock Indices Chart Candlestick Charts - Stock Indices Trading Chart - Candlesticks Stock Indices Trading Charts

Stock Indices Trading Chart - Candlesticks Stock Indices Trading Charts


The three common types of stock indices trading charts used in Stock Indices trading are:

  • Candlesticks Stock Indices Trading Charts
  • Line Stock Indices Trading Charts
  • Bar Stock Indices Trading Charts

These 3 types are covered in the topic Stock Indices Trading Chart Types.

 

Stock Indices Trading Platform

This is the stock indices trading software that is provided by a stock indices trading broker to help stock indices traders place their stock indices trading transactions. Once you download and installs this stock indices trading software on your computer you can then begin to trade in the Stock Indices Trading market . All stock indices trading transactions are executed through this stock indices trading platform. If you want to learn a stock indices trading platform, MetaTrader 4 Stock Indices Trading Platform is a good stock indices trading platform to start with.

 

To set these stock indices trading orders open MetaTrader 4 Stock Indices Trading Platform, open a "chart ", right click on the "chart ", select "New Order ", then select the stock indices trading order either sell or buy as shown below. (Short Cut Keys - Press F9)

Setting Buy Long and Sell Short Trades on MetaTrader 4

Setting Buy Long Stock Indices Trading Order and Sell Short Stock Indices Trading Order on MetaTrader 4 Stock Indices Trading Platform

 

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