Asset Trading is the practice of owning and trading debt instruments and marketable equity securities with the goal of earning profits at the acquisition date or reselling them from short-term price movements. Assets are often marked at fair value when bought or sold. If there are any unrealised returns or losses, they are periodically recorded on financial reporting dates. However, when banks hold trading assets for other banks, they are valued at mark-to-market.

Also known as held-for-trading securities, trading assets include the following

  • Bonds and other fixed-income securities
  • Equity shares
  • Foreign exchange rate contracts
  • Firm-acquired positions

Companies hold trading assets for various reasons. Most of the time, trading assets are owned by financial firms whose business involves investing or trading in securities markets. Others hold assets for the purpose of hedging positions related to their core business.

There are three ways to classify securities:

  • Available for sale securities – intended to be sold before it reaches maturity, typically for a period longer than one year
  • Held to maturity securities – intended to be sold once it reaches maturity or when it expires, and lastly:
  • Trading Assets – securities that are traded for profit and held for less than a year.


At Falcon Global Capital, our digital and traditional asset experts combine both fundamental and technical strategies to provide timely and accurate investment and information to our clients, therefore maximising returns and minimising risks of the trade.

Since 2016, Falcon Global Capital has been in the forefront of the stocks and investment world. Bringing the traditional British-quality investment service to our clients in Dubai, we have established a successful and proven track record based on technological innovation, deep knowledge and expertise, and strong business values. When we moved to the United Arab Emirates to set up our new headquarter, our proficiency in the global investment landscape earned us the top spot as the number one global investment company and accelerator in the MENA region.

Aside from asset trading, we also provide a wide array of wealth management and financial services like Asset Management, Financial Planning & Advisory, Corporate Services, Private Equity Wealth Management, and Fund Strategy Services, among many others.

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