Kesavan Balasubramaniam

Kesavan Balasubramaniam

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  1. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?
    Investing

    How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

    When trading is done for the day on a recognized exchange, all stocks are priced at close. The price that is quoted at the end of the trading day is the price of the last lot of stock that was traded for ...
  2. How does margin trading in the forex market work?
    Forex

    How does margin trading in the forex market work?

    When an investor uses a margin account, he or she is essentially borrowing to increase the possible return on investment. Most often, investors use margin accounts when they want to invest in equities ...
  3. How can I trade in cross currency pairs if my forex account ...
    Forex

    How can I trade in cross currency pairs if my forex account ...

    The forex market allows individuals to trade on nearly all of the currencies in the world. However, most of the trading is done on a group of currencies called the "majors", which include the U.S. dollar, ...
  4. What are the rules for placing stop and limit orders in ...
    Forex

    What are the rules for placing stop and limit orders in ...

    The high amounts of leverage commonly found in the forex market can offer investors the potential to make big gains, but also to suffer large losses. For this reason, investors should employ an effective ...
  5. What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex ...
    Forex

    What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex ...

    Traders are constantly monitoring various economic indicators to identify trends in economic growth. Some of the most watched economic indicators include the Consumer Price Index, housing starts, gross ...
  6. How do open market operations affect the U.S. money supply?
    Forex

    How do open market operations affect the U.S. money supply?

    Formulating a country's monetary policy is extremely important when it comes to promoting sustainable economic growth. More specifically, monetary policy focuses on how a country determines the size and ...
  7. What is the difference between municipal bonds and standard ...
    Investing

    What is the difference between municipal bonds and standard ...

    The primary difference between municipal bonds - also known as "munis" - and money market funds is that municipal bonds are a bond issue, while money market funds are a type of mutual fund.Municipal bonds ...
  8. How does a depository bank benefit from issuing an ADR for ...
    Investing

    How does a depository bank benefit from issuing an ADR for ...

    For domestic investors the benefits of increasing the portion of their portfolio that they invest in foreign companies is becoming clearer, and clearer. The easiest way for an investor to do this is by ...
  9. Why do brokers ask for personal information before they ...
    Investing

    Why do brokers ask for personal information before they ...

    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), there are three main reasons why a broker will ask for personal information: suitability, record-keeping requirements and anti-terrorist/anti-money ...
  10. What are the steps to get a company listed on the OTCBB?
    Investing

    What are the steps to get a company listed on the OTCBB?

    The over-the-counter bulletin board (OTCBB) is a regulated quotation service for over-the-counter (OTC) securities. The securities that are listed on the board are not ones that are traded on the Nasdaq ...
  11. Are ETFs subject to the short sale uptick rule?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Are ETFs subject to the short sale uptick rule?

    Mutual fund use and development has increased rapidly ever since they were first introduced in the early 1920s. In the United States, mutual funds control over $9 trillion in assets. Under the category ...
  12. Can an option be exercised on the expiration date?
    Options & Futures

    Can an option be exercised on the expiration date?

    The use of options has increased dramatically over the years as a way to profit from or hedge against the volatile movements of stock prices. Not only can options be traded with stock as the underlying ...
  13. Do noise traders have any long-term effect on stock prices?
    Investing

    Do noise traders have any long-term effect on stock prices?

    There are two theories that are used to describe how securities are priced in the stock market: the efficient market hypothesis (EMH) and the inefficient market hypothesis. The EMH states that all stocks ...
  14. How does leverage work in the forex market?
    Options & Futures

    How does leverage work in the forex market?

    The concept of leverage is used by both investors and companies. Investors use leverage to significantly increase the returns that can be provided on an investment. They lever their investments by using ...
  15. How do you calculate the cost basis for a mutual fund over ...
    Options & Futures

    How do you calculate the cost basis for a mutual fund over ...

    Investors must pay taxes on any investment gains they realize. Subsequently, any capital gain realized by an investor over the course of a year must be identified when they file their income taxes. For ...
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