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. What happens to a company's stocks and bonds when it declares ...
    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. A cash buyout agreement has been announced for a stock I ...
    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. What is an overnight position in the forex market?
    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. What are the advantages and disadvantages to dealing with ...
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    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 ...
  5. Why do options with the same underlying stock and strike ...
    Options & Futures

    Why do options with the same underlying stock and strike ...

    You would think that two options with the same underlying stock and strike prices would trade at the same price, but interestingly enough, they most often trade at different prices.For example, as of November ...
  6. How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them ...
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    How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them ...

    Surprisingly, opening a Swiss bank account is not that much different from opening a standard bank account because you have to fill out forms and provide documentation that proves who you are and what ...
  7. Mad Money ... Mad Market?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  8. What is political risk and what can a multinational company ...
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    What is political risk and what can a multinational company ...

    For multinational companies, political risk refers to the risk that a host country will make political decisions that will prove to have adverse effects on the multinational's profits and/or goals. Adverse ...
  9. On what days are the American stock exchanges closed?
    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 ...
  10. What is the
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    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 ...
  11. What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?
    Investing

    What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

    Because very few assets last forever, one of the main principles of accrual accounting requires that an asset's cost be proportionally expensed based on the time period over which the asset was used. Both ...
  12. What are the three phases of a completed initial public ...
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    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. ...
  13. How does a stock split affect cash dividends?
    Investing

    How does a stock split affect cash dividends?

    When a company decides to issue a stock split (or stock dividend), a couple of possibilities could occur concerning what would happen to an upcoming cash dividend. The most important factors are the time ...
  14. If a country's currency is determined by the strength of ...
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    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. How do speculators profit from options?
    Options & Futures

    How do speculators profit from options?

    As a quick summary, options are financial derivatives that give their holders the right to buy or sell a specific asset by a specific time at a given price (strike price). There are two types of options: ...
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