Electronic trading or e-trading is configured as an asset purchase and sale of various financial instruments on electronic platforms (stocks, options, currencies and futures) whose value is quoted during the opening stages of the world’s stock markets.
The oscillations between the purchase price occur during the sessions stock exchanges, allowing the trader who has taken a position to make a profit (gain) or generate a loss from trading.
There are tools like a Market Scanner for technical and the fundamental analysis, which support the decisions taken by the trader. There are also automated systems, so-called Trading Systems, which can handle the decisions of buying and selling, timing, based on programs optimized for the financial instruments of the exchange.
The Days to Cover (DTC), or number of days to cover describes the relationship between the total number of shares of a company that have been sold short and the number of trading days required to redeem given the liquidity.