Trading instruments refer to the different types of markets you can trade. Sometimes called securities, they range from commodity futures to stocks and CFDs, to currencies and metals, and more.
Forward Contract: How to Use It, Risks, and Example
What Is a Credit Default Swap (CDS), and How Does It Work?
Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) Structure, Benefits, and Risks
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX): What Does It Measure in Investing?
Binary Option: Definition, How They Trade, and Example
Explore Trading Instruments
Forward Rate Agreement (FRA): Definition, Formulas, and Example
Interest Rate Swap: Definition, Types, and Real-World Example
Swap Definition & How to Calculate Gains
What You Need to Know About Binary Options Outside the U.S.
Derivative Warrants Explained: Types and Example
What Are Cash Equivalents? Types, Features, Examples
Arbitrage: How Arbitraging Works in Investing, With Examples
A Guide to Trading Binary Options in the U.S.
What Is a Plain Vanilla Swap? Definition, Types, and How It Works
Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDOs): What It Is, How It Works
Trust Preferred Securities (TruPS)
Conditional Listing Application (CLA)
Asset-Backed Security (ABS): What It Is, How Different Types Work
Calculate a Forward Rate in Excel
The Benefits and Value of Stock Options
Holding Company Depository Receipt (HOLDR)
Short Selling, or Selling Something You Don't Own
Risks With Contracts for Differences (CFD)
Structured Investment Vehicle (SIV)
Mini-Sized Dow Options
Getting Market Leverage: CFD versus Spread Betting
Non-Marginable Securities: Definition, Examples, Vs. Marginable