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  1. A Day Trader's Delight! Massive Volatility in AMD

    May 17, 2017
    There has been massive volatility in trading of shares of AMD of late; day traders may be to blame.
  2. Second Thoughts: SEC Could Scrap 4X Leveraged ETFs

    May 17, 2017
    Leveraged ETFs to the tune of four may not be coming to market as previously thought.
  3. Commodities Without Worries

    May 15, 2017
    ETFs have made commodities investing easier, but look before leaping.
  4. Low Volatility? You Have Options

    May 10, 2017
    With volatility at record lows, options have never been cheaper.
  5. ETFs: A Derivative By Any Other Name

    May 9, 2017
    Despite two decades of assurances, ETFs may well be dangerous. Remember what they used to say about mortgage-backed securities?
  6. FANG Short Interest Up 32% in 2016 So Far

    May 9, 2017
    Shorting tech stocks hasn't been a fruitful trade for investors in 2017.
  1. Complex Derivatives Made Simple (USO, UNG)

    Many ETFs hold derivatives. Here's how to be sure if you own a derivatives-based ETF.
  2. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
  3. The Long and Short of Inverse ETFs

    When applied properly, inverse ETFs can be a useful tool for traders.
  4. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

    An investor would sell a put option if her outlook on the underlying was bullish, and would sell a call option if her outlook ...
  5. What is the difference between options and futures?

    An option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell a certain asset at a specific price at any time ...
  6. What You Need To Know About Binary Options Outside the U.S

    Binary or digital options are a simple way to trade price fluctuations in multiple global markets.
Hot Definitions
  1. Money Market

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  2. Block (Bitcoin Block)

    Blocks are files where data pertaining to the Bitcoin network is permanently recorded.
  3. Fintech

    Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century.
  4. Ex-Dividend

    A classification of trading shares when a declared dividend belongs to the seller rather than the buyer. A stock will be ...
  5. Debt Security

    Any debt instrument that can be bought or sold between two parties and has basic terms defined, such as notional amount (amount ...
  6. Taxable Income

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