Service support
Fully integrated solutions to address your end-to-end trading infrastructure and data needs.
HomeService Support
Common Problem
  • When trading in a liquid stock it is easier to find someone to trade with, independently if you are buying or selling. This reduces the risk of owning the stock or more specifically of not being able to trade out of the position. A liquid stock will also more quickly adapt to a new price level as interest in the stock is larger. The result is that for a liquid share, the price will often reflect the fundamental valuation of the company better. Overall, high liquidity in a share tends to increase the overall willingness to invest in that share.
  • Some traders use CFDs to hedge their other investments, such as shares that they may currently hold. They may trade CFDs to go short on markets as a way to hedge short-term volatility by taking a position in the opposite direction of their share position.

    If the market does fall in value, the loss to their share position could be offset by gains in their short CFD share trade. However, if the share price had increased instead, then they could close their CFD position and any losses could be offset by profits to their shareholding.
  • One major difference between trading contracts for difference (‘CFD’) and share dealing is that when you trade a CFD, which is a leveraged product, you are speculating on the underlying market’s price without taking ownership of the underlying asset, whereas when you trade shares you need to take ownership of the underlying stocks.

    Another difference is that you trade with leverage when trading CFDs, meaning you’ll only need to put up a fraction of the full value to open and maintain a position – the ‘margin’ – to gain full exposure. While leverage enables you to spread your capital further, your profit or loss will still be calculated on the full size of your position. That means both profits and losses can be hugely magnified compared to your outlay, and that losses can exceed deposits. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the leverage ratio and make sure that you are trading within your means. When you trade shares, on the other hand, you’ll need to pay the full cost of your position upfront so cannot lose more than you invest.
  • A market maker, also called a liquidity provider, is a firm or individual that continuously provides quotes – both bids to buy and offers to sell – for a given financial instrument, as a primary trading strategy. A market maker is generally contractually and/or legally obligated to provide quotes for set period of a trading day for a minimum size and for a maximum bid-ask spread. The market maker provides liquidity and improves the functioning of the market by making the process of finding a counterparty to trade with more efficient while also bringing down the cost of trading.
  • Liquidity captures the extent to which a financial instrument can be bought and sold quickly at a stable price. There is no one superior measure of liquidity, there are various commonly used metrics that are all are valid for different reasons. A financial instrument’s liquidity can be measured as the total volume traded / turnover, the volume of orders sitting on the order book at a given point in time, as well as by the bid-ask spread. Although financial instruments can generally be categorised in liquidity baskets ranging from highly liquid to highly illiquid, it is important to note that liquidity is not fixed and may vary over time due to changes in market sentiment or as a result of specific events.
  • The bid-ask spread is the difference between the best bid – the highest “buy” price – and best ask – the lowest “sell” price in the market for a given financial instrument at a certain point in time. It is a measure of the liquidity of a given financial instrument and a component of the transaction cost of trading.
  • Long and short are the terms used by professional traders to indicate whether a certain trade in worth buying ir selling. It also indicates the action of buying or selling itself. Long trade is the one that initiated by buying and the assets is expected to rise in the price and sold for trader’s profit. A short trade is the one when a trader sells off his assets with the intention that very asset back after they fall in price. That would also come to be profitable for said trader.
Have any questions?
Please fill out the form below and we'll respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.
LEHMAN Capital
LEHMAN Capital brings together world-leading data solutions to power the most ambitious companies and professionals.
Need help? Contact us
+61 (0) 383 766 284
Level 13,2 Elizabeth St,Melbourne,
Victoria 3000, Australia
Copyright © 2021 LEHMAN Capital | All Rights Reserved |Powered by LEHMAN Capital   | Privacy Statement  |Disclaimer Statement   | Cookie Policy
We use cookies to personalize content and ads and to analyze our traffic. Please click here for our Cookie Policy and for more information on what kinds of cookies we use. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners. Click here for our Privacy Policy.
If you decline to the use of cookies, your information will not be tracked when you visit this website. Only a single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked.
Privacy Policy
What is the purpose of this document?
LEHMAN Capital LIMITED (“Lehman”) is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. You are being sent a copy of this privacy notice because you are applying for work with us (whether as an employee, worker or contractor). It makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed for the purposes of recruitment as well as your rights in respect of your personal data.
Data protection principles
We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:
1.Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
2.Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
3.Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
4.Accurate and kept up to date.
5.Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
6.Kept securely.
7.The kind of information we hold about you
In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, a range of information about you, including:
1.Your name, address and contact details including email and phone number.
2.Information you have included in your CV, application form or covering letter.
3.Details of your qualifications skills, experience and employment history.
4.Information about your current level of remuneration and benefits.
We may collect this information in a variety of ways, for example data may be contained in CVs or application forms, from a recruitment agency or LinkedIn, collected through interviews or other assessments or obtained from your passport or identity documents.
We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. Where it is necessary and relevant for the position being applied for we may also undertake a review of information that is publicly available on your social media accounts. We will only seek such information once a job offer has been made to you.
How we will use information about you
We have a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your data for the purposes of carrying out our application and recruitment processes, which includes:
Assessing your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role;
Communicating with you about the recruitment process and your application;
Verifying your information and carrying out reference checks;
In some cases, we may need to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, we are required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
If you do not provide personal information
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to us during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications, work history and satisfactory references), we will not be able to process your application.
Who has access to personal data
Your information may be shared internally within the company for the purposes of the recruitment process. This includes members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process and managers in the relevant business area.
We may share your information with other companies within the Lehman capital if, for example the role and or hiring managers are located outside of the EEA or you are applying for a senior management position, and with third parties outside of the EEA. We will make sure that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data.
Your information may be shared with a recruitment agency or search consultancy with whom you have registered or instructed to feedback on interviews or process your application or the contacts you have nominated as your referees.
Your information may be shared with a third party provider of skills, aptitude or psychometric testing used in the selection process or a third party provider of recruitment software. Any third party provider will be acting under our instructions and will process your personal data for the purposes set out in this Notice and in accordance with our instructions. Any third party provider will be required to have appropriate security measures in place to protect your personal information in line with our policies.
Graduate Entry: If you have made an application to our graduate scheme we may share your information with a third party service provider who acts on our behalf to assist with our graduate recruitment. Any third party provider will be acting under our instructions and will process your personal data for the purposes set out in this Notice and in accordance with our instructions. Any third party provider will be required to have appropriate security measures in place to protect your personal information in line with our policies.
Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, misused or disclosed and is not accessed except by our personnel in the proper performance of their duties.
Data retention
How long will you keep my information for?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will keep your data 3 years after we have informed you that your application was unsuccessful. We keep your data for this period so that we can show that the recruitment process has been conducted in a fair and transparent way. We also retain your personal data so that we can notify you of future job opportunities if they arise.  At the end of this period, we will securely destroy your personal data.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data collected during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. Further details on this are provided in the Employee Privacy Notice.
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
1.Request access to your personal information
2.Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you.
3.Request erasure of your personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it
Object to processing of your personal information where there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.
4.Request the restriction of processing of your personal information.
5.Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.