Nicola Sargeant

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  1. Mutual Funds

    What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

    Hedging and speculation are very different in purpose, function and risk profile. Find out how and why investors use both.
  2. Forex & Currencies

    How do companies benefit from interest rate and currency swaps?

    Interest rate and currency swaps help companies manage exposure to rate fluctuations and acquire a lower rate than they would ...
  3. Trading Strategy

    What Does 'Buy on Cannons, Sell on Trumpets' Mean?

    The saying suggests that the start of a war is a good time to invest in the stock market.
  4. Investing

    Are Subsidiaries Included in Company Statements?

    Learn how foreign and domestic subsidiaries are listed on the balance sheet of the parent company.
  5. Forex & Currencies

    How Does Leverage Affect Pip Value?

    Small changes in pip value will result in larger fluctuations in account value.
  6. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

    Married couples generally maintain two separate credit records and histories. However, if you decide to take out a loan with ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between a broker and a market maker?

    A broker is an intermediary who has a license to buy and sell securities on a client's behalf. Stockbrokers coordinate contracts ...
  8. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between a compiled and a certified financial statement?

    All publicly-traded companies are required to provide financial statements, including a balance sheet, cash flow statement ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    Can I trade a currency when its main market is closed?

    In the forex market, currencies from all over the world can be traded at all times of the day. The forex market is very liquid, ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    What are the determinants of a stock's bid-ask spread?

    Stock exchanges are set up to assist brokers and other specialists in coordinating bid and ask prices. The bid price is the ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between principles-based accounting and rules-based accounting?

    Almost all companies are required to prepare their financial statements as set out by the Financial Accounting Standards ...
  12. Forex & Currencies

    How do central banks acquire currency reserves and how much are they required to hold?

    A currency reserve is a currency that is held in large amounts by governments and other institutions as part of their foreign ...