Albert Phung

Albert Phung is a writer and analyst for Investopedia.com. He graduated from the University of Alberta with degrees in psychology and finance.

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  1. Investing

    What happens to a company's stocks and bonds when it declares ...

    Filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection simply means that a company is on the verge of bankruptcy, but believes that it can once again become successful if it is given an opportunity to reorganize ...
  2. Investing

    A cash buyout agreement has been announced for a stock I ...

    The announcement of an acquisition or a merger does not necessarily mean that the deal will be resolved as originally stated. Speculation of the merger's final result will affect the state of the current ...
  3. Forex

    What is an overnight position in the forex market?

    Overnight positions represent all open long and short positions that a forex trader possesses as of 5:00pm EST, which is consider the end of the forex trading day. The new trading day is considered to ...
  4. Investing

    What are green investments?

    Green investments are traditional investment vehicles (such as stocks, exchange-traded funds and mutual funds) in which the underlying business(es) are somehow involved in operations aimed at improving ...
  5. Investing

    On what days are the American stock exchanges closed?

    Similar to most businesses, the major stock markets in North America are open for trading on normal business days only (Monday to Friday, not on holidays). In terms of holidays, both the NYSE and the Nasdaq ...
  6. Forex

    What are the most common currency pairs traded in the forex ...

    There are many official currencies that are used all over the world, but there only a handful of currencies that are traded actively in the forex market. In currency trading, only the most economically/politically ...
  7. Investing

    What are the advantages and disadvantages to dealing with ...

    In recent years, large companies have set up internet-only banks as a means of diversifying into the financial sector and providing personal banking services. For a company, the greatest advantage of providing ...
  8. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  9. Investing

    How do university endowments work?

    Endowments represent money or other financial assets that are donated to universities or colleges. The sole intention of the endowment is to invest it, so that the total asset value will yield an inflation-adjusted ...
  10. Investing

    What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?

    A circuit breaker represents a situation where the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) have announced a market-wide (includes NYSE, NASDAQ and ...
  11. Investing

    What are the three phases of a completed initial public ...

    While some large and successful companies are still privately-owned, many companies aspire toward becoming a publicly-owned company with the intent to gain another source of raising funds for operations. ...
  12. Investing

    What are the differences between affiliate, associate and ...

    All three of these terms refer to the degree of ownership that a parent company holds in another company. In most cases, the terms affiliate and associate are used synonymously to describe a company whose ...
  13. Investing

    What is the "random walk theory" and what does it mean for ...

    The random walk theory is the occurrence of an event determined by a series of random movements - in other words, events that cannot be predicted. For example, one might consider a drunken person's path ...
  14. Forex

    If a country's currency is determined by the strength of ...

    Generally speaking, when Country A's currency is worth more than that of Country B, it does not necessarily mean that Country A's economy is stronger than B's. For example, Japan's economy is regarded ...
  15. Investing

    How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?

    Mutual funds are investment vehicles that many investors have embraced as a simple and relatively inexpensive method for investing in a variety of assets. Segregated funds are similar to mutual funds, ...
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