Options And Futures Articles

  1. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  2. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  3. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  4. 5 Things To Do When The Market Won't Go Down

    Even when the market looks like it can still go higher, sometimes it's best to leave while you're still up.
  5. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  6. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  7. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  8. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  9. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  10. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  11. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  12. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  13. Volatility - The Birth Of A New Asset Class

    Learn more about the trading possibilities with the VIX.
  14. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  15. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  16. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  17. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  18. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  19. The Love Affair With Gold

    Gold did something very different from what was predicted. Find out why holding gold is a fickle relationship.
  20. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  21. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  22. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  23. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  24. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  25. An Alternative Covered Call: Adding A Leg

    Try this approach to covered calls to increase your potential for profit in any market.
  26. The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

    Find out how dual-class shares can affect a company's performance.
  27. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  28. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  29. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  30. 5 Dumb Things Investors Do With Their Money

    With a long-term perspective, investors can make many wise investment choices and avoid these dumb decisions.
  31. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  32. Gold Is Broken, But Don't Count It Out

    Gold has broken through its 200-day moving average. Find out if you should be worried.
  33. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  34. Why Crude Oil Prices May Not Affect Pump Prices

    When oil rises in price, the price of gas at the pump usually rises as well. Why doesn't it always happen?
  35. Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  36. Facing Co-Op Bankruptcy

    Co-op investors can often be penalized for other people's actions. Read on to learn about the most common types of co-op default.
  37. Have Jewelry Stocks Lost Their Luster?

    Find out what the retail sale of gold and diamonds tells us about the health of the economy.
  38. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets.
  39. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  40. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  41. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  42. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the online tools available.
  43. How Gold Performed In 2011

    It was a wild ride for gold in 2011; we look at what caused gold's price movements, and where it's headed next.
  44. 6 Ways To Keep Your October Gains

    October was for the record books, but what should you do to hold on to your investment gains?
  45. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  46. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  47. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  48. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  49. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  50. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  51. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  52. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because of numerous factors.
  53. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  54. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  55. Divergence: The Trade Most Profitable

    Comparing price swings helps traders gain insight into price momentum.
  56. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  57. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  58. Beginner's Guide To Auto Insurance

    Find the perfect policy that suits both your coverage and budgetary needs.
  59. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  60. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  61. 5 Ways To Get A Fair Price For Your Gold

    The price of gold continues to go higher and higher. When is the right time to sell, and how do you know if you're getting a good deal?
  62. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  63. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  64. The "True" Cost Of Stock Options

    Perhaps the real cost of employee stock options is already accounted for in the expense of buyback programs.
  65. How To Establish A Credit History

    Can't get a credit card without a credit history, and can't get a history without a card? Break the Catch-22.
  66. The Importance Of Time Value In Options Trading

    Move beyond simply buying calls and puts, and learn how to turn time-value decay into potential profits.
  67. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  68. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    We break down the stodgy stereotype to see what these investments can do for you.
  69. Getting Started In Forex Options

    Stocks are not the only securities underlying options. Learn how to use FOREX options for profit and hedging.
  70. Should You Follow Soros Out Of Gold?

    George Soros sold his gold, but that may have nothing to do with whether you should follow him.
  71. Market Speculators: More Help Than Harm

    Speculators often get a bad rap, but it's important to remember that they only observe trends, not manipulate them.
  72. The Importance Of Trading Psychology And Discipline

    Find out how investing success can be more about your mindset and less about the markets.
  73. Translating Ticker Talk

    Stock tickers can say a lot about a company in just a few letters. Find out how to read them.
  74. Is Your Mutual Fund Safe?

    You might be carrying more risk than you think if your fund invests in derivatives.
  75. Of Gold, Greeks And Governance

    The past decade has taught us a lot about how gold and governments are interdependent.
  76. Profit On Any Price Change With Long Straddles

    In this strategy, traders cash in when the underlying security rises - and when it falls.
  77. 5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make

    Starting to invest can be a scary process. Luckily, steering clear of common errors is half the battle.
  78. Guard Your Portfolio With Defensive Stocks

    Find out how these securities can protect you from a market bust.
  79. The 3 Biggest Risks Faced By International Investors

    Investing internationally is a great way to diversify your portfolio, but you need to know the risks.
  80. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  81. Who Holds The Largest Gold Reserves?

    The biggest holders of gold account for 30,500 of the world's estimated 160,000 tonnes.
  82. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  83. Top 4 Mistakes That Cause Futures Traders To Fail

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  84. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  85. Paying For College In An Economic Downturn

    There are many ways to fund a child's education including loans, scholarships, grants and protecting your investments.
  86. Currency Positions You Can Take Now

    The foreign currency market is the largest financial market in the world, and investors in this market have many options.
  87. Is All That Glitters Gold?

    Gold has doubled in price over the last two years, and many say gold is the new currency but will it continue to outperform?
  88. Introduction To Counterparty Risk

    Unlike a funded loan, the exposure from a credit derivative is complicated. Find out everything you need to know about counterparty risk.
  89. Commodity Prices And Currency Movements

    Find out which currencies are most affected by fluctuations in gold and oil prices, and improve your trading.
  90. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
  91. 9 Tips For Safeguarding Your Accounts

    When it comes to keeping your money safe, don't rely on the FDIC - there's much more you can do.
  92. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  93. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  94. New Regulations For Gold Trading Set

    Margins have been raised and new regulations are in place for gold trading. How is this going to affect investors?
  95. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  96. 3 Dangers Of Checking Your Stock Portfolio Everyday

    Find out how being overly attentive to your stocks can lead to lower gains and higher fees.
  97. Using Options Instead Of Equity

    Learn how to multiply returns and diversify risk by buying options instead of stock.
  98. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You?

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  99. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  100. Using Decision Trees In Finance

    These decision-making tools play an integral role in corporate finance and economic forecasting.
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