Options

  1. Five Advantages of Futures Over Options

    Futures have a number of advantages over options such as fixed upfront trading costs, ...
  2. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  3. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. ...
  4. Is it Risky to Invest in Options?

    Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research ...
  5. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments. ...
  6. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your ...

    Learn about eight high-risk investment vehicles that can double the funds of investors ...
  1. Top 3 Inverse Volatility ETFs (XIV, SVXY)

    Learn about four inverse volatility ETNs and ETFs, and understand how the CBOE VIX ...
  2. Retirement Planning Using Long-Dated Options

    Retirement planning using high-risk options? It is possible, and studies confirm ...
  3. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? ...

    Learn how mutual funds invest in stock options and futures to benefit from commodities ...
  4. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue ...
  5. Derivative

    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying ...
  6. Long on Oil? Hedge Falling Oil Prices with Options

    With no end to the oil slump in sight, here are some risk management strategies using ...
  1. Introduction to Options Types

    Options are often the bread and butter of day traders. Here are some of the more ...
  2. Binary Options Tutorial

    A binary option is a straightforward yes/no trade. At expiration the option will ...
  3. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

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

    Being a stock trader can be both profitable and gratifying. To maximize the financial ...
  1. 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, ...
  2. What is after-hours trading? Am I able to trade at this time?

    After-hours trading (AHT) refers to the buying and selling of securities on major exchanges outside of specified regular ...
  3. How do hedge funds use equity options?

    Learn about two of the most common equity option strategies hedge fund managers use every day to generate above-average returns ...
  4. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

    Learn how mutual funds invest in stock options and futures to benefit from commodities price swings and hedge their portfolio ...
  1. 6 Simple Steps To $1 Million

    Becoming a millionaire is not as hard as you might think - it just takes time.
  2. 4 Biggest Investor Errors

    It's always good practice to keep Warren Buffett's mantra in mind: "Rule No.1 is: ...
  3. Top 10 Green Industries

    Put a little green in your wallet by investing in these growing areas.
  4. 10 Biggest All-Star Bargains Of 2009

    With the 2009 MLB All-Star game in St.Louis a days away, here's a look at some All-Stars ...
  5. 6 Ways To Make Better Options Trades

    Learn how to make better options trades with the average monthly range.
  6. 10 Options Strategies To Know

    If you want to trade options but are short on strategies, we can help.
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