Swaps



Next video:
Loading the player...

Learn about this type of exchange which allows companies and individuals to capitalize on their comparative advantages.

Related Articles
  1. Markets

    Explaining Comparative Advantage

    Comparative advantage is the ability of an individual, company or country to produce a good or service at a lower opportunity cost than its competitor. Having a comparative advantage doesn't ...
  2. Trading

    An In-Depth Look At The Swap Market

    The swap market plays an important role in the global financial marketplace; find out what you need to know about it.
  3. Investing

    What Warren Buffet Calls "Weapons of Mass Destruction": Understanding the Swap Industry

    A full analysis of how the swap industry works.
  4. Investing

    How Are Interest Rate Swaps Valued?

    When trading in financial markets, higher returns are generally associated with higher risk. Hedge your risk with interest rate swaps.
  5. Trading

    Hedging With Currency Swaps

    The wrong currency movement can crush positive portfolio returns. Find out how to hedge against it.
  6. Investing

    Stock Exchanges Around The World

    We tell you about five of the most popular stock exchanges from around the globe.
  7. Markets

    Who Owns The Stock Exchanges?

    As M&A heats up among the exchanges, here's how the market currently looks.
  8. Managing Wealth

    How To Read Interest Rate Swap Quotes

    Puzzled by interest rate swap quotes terminology? Investopedia explains how to read the interest rate swap quotes
  9. Markets

    Institutional Investors

    Learn more about the advantages that financial institutions enjoy when buying and selling securities.
  10. Markets

    Stock Exchanges: A Global Tour

    Check out the history and inner workings of the world's six most well-known stock exchanges.
Hot Definitions
  1. Sell-Off

    The rapid selling of securities, such as stocks, bonds and commodities. The increase in supply leads to a decline in the ...
  2. Brazil, Russia, India And China - BRIC

    An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. It has been speculated that by 2050 these four ...
  3. Brexit

    The Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal ...
  4. Underweight

    1. A situation where a portfolio does not hold a sufficient amount of a particular security when compared to the security's ...
  5. Russell 3000 Index

    A market capitalization weighted equity index maintained by the Russell Investment Group that seeks to be a benchmark of ...
  6. Enterprise Value (EV)

    A measure of a company's value, often used as an alternative to straightforward market capitalization. Enterprise value is ...
Trading Center