Kesavan Balasubramaniam

Kesavan Balasubramaniam

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  1. Asset Allocation

    What should I use as a benchmark for my small-cap stock portfolio?

    The Russell 2000 and S&P SmallCap 600 are two of the best indexes to use as a benchmark for small-cap performance.
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    How do you Fund a Forex Account?

    Global currencies are traded on the forex market. Here's how to tap in.
  3. Forex & Currencies

    What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex market?

    The employment report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is an economic indicator that contains data on the employment ...
  4. Laws & Regulations

    How are open-market different from closed-market transactions?

    Legal insider transactions can take place in two ways: an open-market transaction or a closed-market transaction. Learn the ...
  5. Forex & Currencies

    Why isn't the EUR/USD currency pair quoted as USD/EUR?

    In a currency pair, the first currency is called the base currency and the second is the quote currency, a longtime convention ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    How leverage works in the forex market

    Investors use leverage to significantly increase the returns that can be provided on an investment.
  7. Forex & Currencies

    How does margin trading in the forex market work?

    A margin account, used to invest in equities with the leverage of borrowed funds, is intended to increase the possible return ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    How Depository Banks Benefit From Issuing ADRs

    For investors, the benefits of investment exposure to foreign companies through ADRs is clear. Find out how custodial banks ...
  9. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Municipal Bonds Vs. Money Market Funds

    Municipal bonds are a loan from you to a state or local government or authority; money market funds are a type of mutual ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    How to calculate a stock's adjusted closing price

    When the day's trading is done, all stocks are priced at close. The adjusted closing price accounts for any distribution ...
  11. Investing

    How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

    Buy and sell orders of over-the-counter (OTC) securities take place through market makers who carry an inventory of securities ...
  12. Small Business

    All-stock vs All-cash M&A deal

    Mergers and acquisitions are becoming increasingly popular forms of corporate restructuring. Learn how it can affect the ...
  13. Investing

    What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company going public?

    Companies often use an initial public offering (IPO) as a way to generate capital. There are both advantages and disadvantages ...
  14. Brokerages

    Why Do Brokers Ask for Personal Information?

    There are 3 reasons a broker needs personal information: suitability, record-keeping and the law.
  15. Retirement Savings

    Can I have a self-directed IRA or Roth IRA using the forex market?

    In the U.S., one of the best ways for individuals to protect their income from taxes and save for retirement is by using ...
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