Kesavan Balasubramaniam

Kesavan Balasubramaniam

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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 ...
  8. Options & Futures

    What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

    The forex market is where currencies from around the world are traded. In the past, currency trading was limited to certain individuals and institutions. This is because the funds required are significantly ...
  9. Forex

    Can I have a self-directed IRA or Roth IRA using the forex ...

    In the U.S., one of the best ways for individuals to protect their income from taxes and save for retirement is by using an individual retirement account (IRA). IRAs come in many forms that can be tailored ...
  10. Investing

    If a company moves its dividend record date forward, does ...

    When a dividend is declared, there are three important dates for investors: the dividend payable date, the dividend date of record and the ex-dividend date.The dividend payable date is the date that the ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Investing

    Can a bond be traded over-the-counter?

    Bonds can be traded over-the-counter (OTC) and, in fact, the majority of corporate bonds that are issued by private and public corporations are traded OTC rather than on exchanges. Furthermore, many of ...
  14. Forex

    Why isn't the EUR/USD currency pair quoted as USD/EUR?

    In a currency pair, the first currency in the pair is called the base currency and the second is called the quote currency. Currency pairs can be separated into two types, direct and indirect. In a direct ...
  15. Retirement

    Why is it that when investors realize returns on a mutual ...

    Mutual funds have been in existence since 1924, when the first open-ended mutual fund was created. Since then, the market has grown from having less than $10 million in combined assets to having nearly ...
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