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. 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 ...
  2. College Costs

    How do university endowments work?

    Endowments represent money or other financial assets that are donated to universities or colleges. The sole intention of ...
  3. Investing

    What are the Differences Between Affiliate, Associate and Subsidiary Companies?

    The terms affiliate and associate are used synonymously to describe a company whose parent only possesses a minority stake ...
  4. ETFs

    What are green investments?

    Green investments are traditional investment vehicles (such as stocks, exchange-traded funds and mutual funds) in which the ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Trading Strategy

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

    The random walk theory is the occurrence of an event determined by a series of random movements - in other words, events ...
  10. International / Global

    How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them so special?

    Surprisingly, opening a Swiss bank account is not that much different from opening a standard bank account because you have ...
  11. Bonds / Fixed Income

    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 ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    Where can I find information on different companies so that I won't have to read every earnings report?

    Financial portal websites, such as Yahoo Finance or Google Finance allows the average investor to view content related to ...
  13. Politics & Money

    What are the economic implications of government subsidies on fuel costs?

    In order to make the price of oil more affordable to its citizens, governments sometimes provide subsidies, which can allow ...
  14. Pensions

    Can I leave my pension to my spouse when I pass away?

    In most cases, an individual with a pension plan should have the option to leave at least a portion of his or her pension ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    What is Black Friday?

    Black Friday is a popular label attached to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the US. This day marks the beginning ...
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