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. If a country's currency is determined by the strength of ...
    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 ...
  5. 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: ...
  6. How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade ...
    Options & Futures

    How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade ...

    The practice of options backdating has landed many companies into the hotseat. The SEC constantly investigates possible instances where high level executives have been issued options at a past point in ...
  7. Since stockholders are entitled to a company's assets and ...
    Investing

    Since stockholders are entitled to a company's assets and ...

    When buying stock in a company, an investor becomes a part owner of that company. In addition to possessing the small degree of voting power that comes with being a stockholder, an investor is entitled ...
  8. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during ...
    Trading Strategies

    Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during ...

    It's a fairly safe bet that as the delivery month of a futures contract approaches, the future's price will generally inch toward or even come to equal the spot price as time progresses. This is a very ...
  9. What are the most common currency pairs traded in the forex ...
    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 ...
  10. How do you tell whether an option is American or European ...
    Options & Futures

    How do you tell whether an option is American or European ...

    As a quick recap, American-style options are options that can be exercised at the strike price anytime before or on the date of expiration. European-style options, on the other hand, are options that can ...
  11. How do businesses decide whether to do FDI via green field ...
    Forex

    How do businesses decide whether to do FDI via green field ...

    When businesses decide to expand their operations to another country, one of the more important dilemmas they can face is whether it is most beneficial to have the business take matters into its own hands ...
  12. What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?
    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 ...
  13. Are credit cards and debit cards considered debt instruments?
    Credit & Loans

    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 become very imaginative in the creation and marketing of consumer debt instruments ...
  14. How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?
    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, ...
  15. Why do some mergers and acqusitions fall through?
    Investing

    Why do some mergers and acqusitions fall through?

    Most merger and acquisition (M&A) activities are carried out successfully, but from time to time, you will hear that a deal fell through as either the acquirer, target, or both parties withdrew from ...
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