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. ETFs

    What are green investments?

    Green investments are traditional investment vehicles (such as stocks, exchange-traded funds and mutual funds) in which the ...
  2. Alternative Investments

    What is the difference between forward and futures contracts?

    Fundamentally, forward and futures contracts have the same function: both types of contracts allow people to buy or sell ...
  3. Trading Instruments

    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 ...
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What happens to a company's stocks and bonds when it declares chapter 11 bankruptcy protection?

    Filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection simply means that a company is on the verge of bankruptcy, but believes that ...
  5. Trading Strategy

    A cash buyout agreement has been announced for a stock I own, but why isn't my stock trading at a per-share price equal to the buyout price?

    The announcement of an acquisition or a merger does not necessarily mean that the deal will be resolved as originally stated. ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    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 ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  8. Forex & Currencies

    If a country's currency is determined by the strength of its economy, why isn't the U.S. dollar worth more than the British pound?

    Generally speaking, when Country A's currency is worth more than that of Country B, it does not necessarily mean that Country ...
  9. Financial Analysis

    Since stockholders are entitled to a company's assets and earnings, can a stockholder realize profits without selling stocks?

    When buying stock in a company, an investor becomes a part owner of that company. In addition to possessing the small degree ...
  10. Trading Instruments

    How do you tell whether an option is American or European style?

    As a quick recap, American-style options are options that can be exercised at the strike price anytime before or on the date ...
  11. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Are credit cards and debit cards considered debt instruments?

    Consumer debt instruments allow people to borrow money at specific interest rates. In recent years, the credit industry has ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    Is there a difference between ADR and ADS?

    American depositary receipts (ADRs) allow foreign equities to be traded on U.S. stock exchanges; in fact, this is how the ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    How do investors lose money when the stock market crashes?

    Over the last hundred years, there have been several large stock market crashes that have plagued the American financial ...
  14. Company Insights

    What are the differences between affiliate, associate and subsidiary companies?

    All three of these terms refer to the degree of ownership that a parent company holds in another company. In most cases, ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    How can I sell private company stock?

    In some instances, both private and public companies may issue shares to their own employees as part of a compensation program. ...
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