Archive for the ‘Options’ Category

Introduction To Options Trading, Part 1

Stocks provide you with tangible value, because they represent part ownership in the company. If the stock rises in value, you will gain a profit. Stocks, because they have tangible value, can be traded over public exchanges, or they can be used as collateral to borrow money. The study of options can expand your perceptions […]

Check out the latest economic calendar

Check out the latest economic calendar and Keep track of all the important events and releases that affect the global financial markets.

Regulation of Cross-Border OTC Derivatives Activities: Finding the Middle Ground

I read with interest the above title: “Regulation of Cross-Broker OTC Derivatives Activities: Finding the Middle Ground”. (see full article below). It is my opinion that we don’t need a “Middle Ground”. What we need is one sensible Global Regulation for the Global Financial Markets which include derivatives. This will give investors a wider range […]

Beige Book Full Report- March 6, 2013

Beige Book Provide Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and based on information collected on or before February 22, 2013. This document summarizes comments received from businesses and other contacts outside the Federal Reserve and is not a commentary on the […]

Growth, Stability and Sustainability

Crisis and Conflicts by Ethiopis Tafara Director, Office of International Affairs U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission International Centre for Financial Regulation Third Annual International Regulatory Summit Regulation and Policy Priorities: Growth, Stability and Sustainability 25-26 September, 2012 Thank you, Barbara (Ridpath), and thanks to the International Center for Financial Regulation for inviting me here today.  […]

Forex Managed Accounts

Prolific Mini Forex Managed Accounts at Aplari-US

Mini Forex Managed Accounts Prolific Mini-forex Managed Accounts are usually opened by Investors whose risk capital is below USD$25,000.00.. The amount of an account’s net assets committed to margin in this Program will vary as a result of market volatility, among other reasons. On average, three percent (3%) to forty percent (40%) of net assets […]



What is the most I can lose on this investment? This is a question that almost every investor who has invested or is considering investing in a risky asset asks at some point in time. Value at Risk tries to provide an answer, at least within a reasonable bound. In fact, it is misleading to […]

To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

Investors and businesses have more options and opportunities than ever before for hedging risk. But should firms hedge risk? What is the payoff to doing so? If a business or investor chooses to hedge risk, what is the best way to hedge risk (derivatives or insurance, for instance)? Hedging Let us assume  that we have […]

Bond valuation and bond yields

Bonds and their variants such as loan notes, debentures and loan stock, are IOUs issued by governments and corporations as a means of raising finance. They are often referred to as fixed income or fixed interest securities, to distinguish them from equities, in that they often (but not always) make known returns for the investors […]

Black, Scholes and Merton(BSM) Model

Black and Scholes first published their famous model in 1971. However, Robert Merton was a key member of the research team, and it is now becoming accepted that the model was their combined work. THE VALUATION VARIABLES Black, Scholes and Merton taught us that the premium on a call or put option is defined by […]