Kesavan Balasubramaniam

Kesavan Balasubramaniam

Investopedia writers come from a wide variety of financial backgrounds. If your investing prowess and passion for finance is matched only by your exceptional writing abilities, we'd like to meet you. Apply now to become a writer for Investopedia and help educate the world about finance.
  • Showing 1-15 of 24 items
  • 1
  • 2
  • >>
  1. Retirement Savings

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

    Individuals who own self-directed IRAs or and Roth IRAs can trade in the forex market, but they must open a special account. ...
  2. Trading

    How Does a Company Get Listed on the OTCBB?

    Learn about the stipulations for companies quoted in the over-the-counter bulletin board (OTCBB) service as over-the-counter ...
  3. Trading Instruments

    Can an Option be Exercised on the Expiration Date?

    American options can be exercised up to and including the expiration date but European options can only be exercised on the ...
  4. 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.
  5. High Net Worth Strategy

    How do you Fund a Forex Account?

    Forex traders are usually given several options when deciding how to deposit funds into trading accounts, learn how and what ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Brokerages

    Why Do Brokers Ask for Personal Information?

    There are 3 reasons a broker needs personal information: suitability, record-keeping and the law.
  • Showing 1-15 of 24 items
  • 1
  • 2
  • >>