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. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Can investors short sell pink sheet or over-the-counter ...

    Short selling is an effective trading strategy that can be employed to hedge the risk of a loss on an off-setting position or to speculate on an equity's price movement. In essence, short selling entails ...
  8. Investing

    What are the risks of having both high operating leverage ...

    In finance, the term leverage arises often. Both investors and companies employ leverage to generate greater returns on their assets. However, using leverage does not guarantee success, and the possibility ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Investing

    What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company ...

    An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a company. Small companies looking to further the growth of their company often use an IPO as a way to generate the capital needed to expand. ...
  14. Options & Futures

    What effect does a company's dividend reinvestment plan ...

    When a dividend is received, an investor has two options: to keep the proceeds in a bank account or reinvest them. For the latter option, an investor can use a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). DRIPS ...
  15. 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 ...
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