Precious metals investment terms A to Z

Tail Risk

Tail risk it is the risk of an asset or portfolio of assets moving more than three standard deviations from its current price. Technically, tail risks arise when the possibility that an investment will move more than three standard deviations from the mean is greater than what is shown by a normal distribution (see the chart below). To simplify, tail risks are very unlikely events which entail very serious consequences.

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Technical Analysis

Rather than studying fundamental issues, technical traders place their bets according to pure data that is generated from the market. The term “technical” trading applies to a variety of fields from option trading to commodity stocks trading. The purpose of technical analysis is to pinpoint potential pivotal points. It shows when to enter and exit the market.

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Trend is the general direction – up, down or sideways – in which the price of an asset is heading for a prolonged period of time.

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Triangle Apex Reversal

That’s the name for a little-known, but effective and useful technique for detecting reversals. It works in many markets and to be sure that we can apply it in our analyses, we tested it on the precious metals market – it proved to be very useful.

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Troy ounce

A troy ounce (abbreviation t oz) equals approximately 31.1 grams (which is equal to 480 grains).

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Turning points

A turning point is a point at which the price of an asset reverses direction. Turning points tend to occur at a fixed rhythm in time, such that every X days there is a turning point for that asset. However, whether the price will form a bottom or top is not known in advance, only the timing.

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Twin Deficit

Twin deficit identity is used to refer to a nation’s current account deficits and a simultaneous fiscal deficit. The term became widely used in the 1980s until the 1990s because the United States experienced the “twin” deficits during this timeframe. However, there is no reason why current account deficits and government budget deficits occurs at the same time. The term “twin deficit” is now mostly used to refer to the relationship between the country’s current account deficit and fiscal deficit. It's one of the reasons due to which the precious metals market is likely take off in the coming years.

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