Trading Instruments Education

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  1. Rolling Hedge

    A rolling hedge is a strategy for reducing risk that involves obtaining new exchange-traded options and futures contracts ...
  2. Convergence

    Convergence is the movement of the price of a futures contract towards the spot price of the underlying cash commodity as ...
  3. Options Pricing

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  4. What Was the First Company to Issue Stock?

    The Dutch East India Co. held an IPO in 1602, making it the first company to issue stock.
  5. Cafeteria Plan

    A cafeteria plan is an employee benefit plan that allows staff to choose from a variety of pretax benefits.
  6. Remuneration

    Remuneration is payment or compensation received for services or employment.
  7. Swap Curve

    A swap curve identifies the relationship between swap rates at varying maturities.
  8. Base Metals

    Base metals such as aluminum, copper and zinc are widely used in commercial and industrial applications such as construction ...
  9. Equity Participation

    Equity participation is the ownership of shares in a company or property.
  10. What is an option's implied volatility and how is it calculated?

    Learn what implied volatility is, how it is calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model and how to use a simple ...
  11. Short Hedge

    A short hedge is an investment strategy utilized to protect against the risk of a declining asset price at some time in the ...
  12. Troy Ounce

    A troy ounce is a unit of measure for precious metal weight that dates back to the Middle Ages. One troy ounce is equal to ...
  13. Time Arbitrage

    Time arbitrage refers to an opportunity created when a stock misses its mark and is sold based on a short-term outlook with ...
  14. Stripped MBS

    A stripped MBS is a a type of mortgage-backed security that is split into principal-only strips and interest-only strips. ...
  15. Roth IRAs Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a Roth IRA is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  16. Swap

    A swap is a derivative contract through which two parties exchange financial instruments, such as interest rates, commodities, ...
  17. Contract Size

    A contract size is the deliverable quantity of commodities or financial instruments underlying futures and option contracts ...
  18. Penny Stocks to Watch for December 2017

    Penny stocks lagged in performance in November, but the group is rapidly approaching highly favorable small-cap seasonality.
  19. Non-Deliverable Swap - NDS

    A non-deliverable swap (NDS) is a currency swap between major and minor currencies that is restricted or not convertible. ...
  20. Interest Rate Floor

    An interest rate floor is an agreed upon rate in the lower range of rates associated with a floating rate loan product.
  21. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust them to give me a good deal?

    Making use of seller financing means that you're buying on credit. The seller is essentially loaning you the funds to buy ...
  22. Timeshares: Dream Vacation or Money Pit?

    This popular real estate product has its advantages, but don't expect to make a profit.
  23. Forward Rate

    A forward rate is an interest rate applicable to a financial transaction that will take place in the future.
  24. Over-Hedging

    Over-hedging is a situation where a firm sets up an offsetting position that exceeds the firm's actual exposure or risk. ...
  25. Car Shopping: New Or Used?

    Don't get taken for a ride. Learn the pros and cons before the salesperson makes a pitch.
  26. Targeted Accrual Redemption Note - TARN

    A targeted accrual redemption note is an exotic derivative that terminates when a limit on coupon payments to the holder ...
  27. Handling High-Yield Savings Accounts

    Is this the savings route for you? Read on to find out what these accounts have to offer.
  28. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains And A Few Scams

    Shopping from the comfort of your couch has major benefits - and some unpleasant side effects.
  29. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

    A stock warrant is like a stock option, but there are a few key differences.
  30. Toxic Assets

    Toxic assets are assets that become illiquid when the secondary market for buying and selling them disappears.
  31. The Big Short Explained

    Oscar-nominated film The Big Short explains the complex financial instruments that helped fuel the financial crisis of 2 ...
  32. Hedge

    A hedge is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset.
  33. Warrants And Call Options

    Warrants and call options are securities that are quite similar in many respects, but they also have some notable differences. ...
  34. What do the phrases "sell to open", "buy to close", "buy to open" and "sell to close" mean?

    Defining and distinguishing between terms that deal with entering and exiting option orders.
  35. What is the difference between forward and futures contracts?

    While both forward and futures contracts allow people to buy or sell a specific asset at a specific time at a given price, ...
  36. 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, ...
  37. Top 3 Pharmaceutical ETFs of 2017

    Details on the three top healthcare pharmaceutical ETFs in 2017.
  38. Nightmare on Wall Street: The Spooky Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  39. How Do Futures Contracts Work?

    Futures contracts are one of the most important financial innovations in history, but they are often misunderstood. Find ...
  40. Options Trading Strategies: Understanding Position Delta

    Learn more about the position delta hedge ratio and how it can tell you the number of contracts needed to hedge a position ...
  41. Principal-Protected Investments: Risks, Fees And Regulations

    Discover if these investment instruments hit the right note for you.
  42. What is the history of binary options?

    Discover the history of binary options trading, which is now one of the fastest growing investment market vehicles available ...
  43. The Short Guide to Insure Stock Market Losses

    First time stock investors may ask: is there any way to buy insurance on stocks to prevent losses?
  44. What You Need To Know About Binary Options Outside the U.S

    Binary or digital options are a simple way to trade price fluctuations in multiple global markets.
  45. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  46. How long should you hold on to a short?

    Explore the reasons for short selling and the various factors that influence how long an investor may wish to maintain a ...
  47. Capture Profits Using Bands and Channels

    Donchian channels, Keltner channels and STARC bands are not as well known as Bollinger bands, but they offer comparable opportunities. ...
  48. Life Expectancy: It's More Than Just A Number

    Find out how this factor determines your life insurance premiums and affects your payout.
  49. Financial Engineering

    Financial engineering is the use of mathematical techniques to solve financial problems.
  50. How is it possible to trade on a stock you don't own, as is done in short selling?

    Understand how the process of short selling allows a person to sell a stock without technically owning it.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Retirement Planning

    Retirement planning is the process of determining retirement income goals and the actions and decisions necessary to achieve ...
  2. Drawdown

    The peak-to-trough decline during a specific record period of an investment, fund or commodity. A drawdown is usually quoted ...
  3. Inverse Transaction

    A transaction that can cancel out a forward contract that has the same value date.
  4. Redemption

    The return of an investor's principal in a fixed income security, such as a preferred stock or bond; or the sale of units ...
  5. Solvency

    The ability of a company to meet its long-term financial obligations. Solvency is essential to staying in business, but a ...
  6. Dilution

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