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. How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do ...
    Home & Auto

    How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do ...

    The 80% rule refers to the fact that most insurance companies will not fully cover the cost of damage to a house due to the occurrence of an insured event (e.g. fire or flood), unless the homeowner has ...
  5. Where can I find the number of shares shorted on a specific ...
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Where can I find the number of shares shorted on a specific ...

    For general shorting information such as the short interest ratio, you can usually go to any website that features a stock quotes service. For example, you can find this information on the Yahoo Finance ...
  6. Where can I find information on different companies so that ...
    Investing

    Where can I find information on different companies so that ...

    Financial portal websites, such as Yahoo Finance or Google Finance allows the average investor to view content related to a specific stock from a variety of different financial websites. The financial ...
  7. What are 'death spiral' convertible bonds?
    Investing

    What are 'death spiral' convertible bonds?

    Conventional convertible bonds give the bondholder the right to exchange the bond for a certain amount of the issuer's common shares, regardless of the current market price of those shares. The bondholder ...
  8. Why do companies issue 100-year bonds?
    Investing

    Why do companies issue 100-year bonds?

    Although it is rare, companies do issue bonds that exceed an average person's life expectancy. For example, multi-billion dollar companies such as the Walt Disney Company and Coca-Cola have issued 100-year ...
  9. Is there such a thing as a foolproof stock-picking strategy?
    Investing

    Is there such a thing as a foolproof stock-picking strategy?

    Logically speaking, it is unlikely that anyone who has developed or stumbled upon a sure fire method to pick stocks will share their method, because the method will not work if too many people are aware ...
  10. What are the advantages and disadvantages to dealing with ...
    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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them ...
    Investing

    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 ...
  13. Mad Money ... Mad Market?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Mad Money ... Mad Market?

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

    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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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