Futures

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    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them ...
  2. (VXX) iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN: Who Is ...

    Discover one of the largest volatility-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs), and learn ...
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    The U.S. equity market has been experiencing turbulence in 2016. Discover analyses ...
  5. 4 Strategies to Short the S&P 500 Index (SPY)

    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of methods available to investors with the ...
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    Learn more about some types of alternative investments and why you should consider ...
  1. Nasdaq-100 Set for Strong Recovery (QQQ)

    The Nasdaq-100 could resume its long-held leadership role and lift major indices ...
  2. (VXX) iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN: Who Is ...

    Discover one of the largest volatility-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs), and learn ...
  3. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital ...
  4. Derivative

    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying ...
  5. 4 Strategies to Short the S&P 500 Index (SPY)

    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of methods available to investors with the ...
  6. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts ...
  1. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded ...
  2. Introduction to Stock Trader Types

    Being a stock trader can be both profitable and gratifying. To maximize the financial ...
  3. Beginner's Guide To Trading Futures

    An in-depth look into what futures are, and how you can build a solid base to begin ...
  4. Advanced Guide To NinjaTrader

    NinjaTrader is an award-winning trading platform developed for active traders interested ...
  1. How can I invest in gold?

    Investing directly in commodities, such as gold or oil, tends to be more difficult for investors than investing in stocks ...
  2. How can I buy oil as an investment?

    Investors have many options for getting involved with oil. These methods come with varying degrees of risk and range from ...
  3. What is a derivative?

    A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset, ...
  4. Do hedge funds invest in commodities?

    Learn about hedge funds that invest in commodities. Read about Commodity Trading Advisors who focus specifically on trading ...
  1. 6 Ways To Make Better Options Trades

    Learn how to make better options trades with the average monthly range.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  2. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  3. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
  4. Omnibus Account

    An account between two futures merchants (brokers). It involves the transaction of individual accounts which are combined ...
  5. Weighted Average Life - WAL

    The average number of years for which each dollar of unpaid principal on a loan or mortgage remains outstanding. Once calculated, ...
  6. Real Rate Of Return

    The annual percentage return realized on an investment, which is adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other ...
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