An Active MBS ETF Launches 10 Years After the Crisis

Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) represent an asset class with a troubled history. Many investors and analysts argue that MBS precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. This doesn’t mean, however, that MBS as an asset […]

EUR/USD Faces Critical Inflection Point

EUR/USD fell under pressure in early North American trading on Tuesday after briefly touching a three-week high. The pair has given up early day gains after once again failing to […]

Back Fee

What is a ‘Back Fee’ A back fee is a payment made to the writer of a compound option if the second option is exercised. Since a compound option is an […]

Options Basics: How Options Work

An option is the potential to participate in a future price change. So, if you own a call, you can participate in the uptrend of a stock without owning the […]

Options Basics: Types of Options

American and European Options Now that we’ve talked about the differences between calls and puts, let’s explore some other differences of categorizing options contracts. American options can be exercised at any time between the date […]

Options Basics: How to Read An Options Table

Trading volume in options has steadily increased over the years. This is because more traders are embracing the benefits options offer. Electronic trading platforms and information dissemination have helped the […]

Options Basics: Conclusion

We hope this tutorial has given you a practical view into the world of options. Options do not have to be difficult to understand once you grasp the basic concepts. […]

Options Basics: Options Spreads

Options spreads are a common strategy and involve buying and selling options of the same or differing types, expirations, and strikes. You can also combine different options strategies, known as combinations. […]

Options Basics: Options Risks

Because options prices can be modeled mathematically with a model such as Black-Scholes, many of the risks associated with options can also be modeled and understood. This particular feature of options […]

Options Basics: Introduction

We’ve all heard of options. They may seem overwhelming to think about, but options are easy to understand if you know a few key points. Investor portfolios are usually constructed […]

Options Basics: Call and Put Options

Options are a type of derivative security. An option is a derivative because its price is intrinsically linked to the price of something else. Remember: “options give you options.” If you buy […]

Options Basics: Why Use Options?

Speculation Speculation is a wager on future price direction. A speculator might think the price of a stock will go up, perhaps based on fundamental analysis or technical analysis. A […]

Piggyback Warrants

What are ‘Piggyback Warrants’ Piggyback warrants are typically acquired following the exercising of another warrant. Piggyback warrants are a type of sweetener and can prompt additional investment in a company.  Breaking […]

6 Beaten Down Stocks Ready For Big Rebounds

Investors looking for value in a pricey market should consider 6 notably unglamorous stocks in the heavy materials sector, according to a report by Barron’s. This is a $100 billion market […]

Options Basics Tutorial

We’ve all heard of options. They may seem overwhelming to think about, but options are easy to understand if you know a few key points. Investor portfolios are usually constructed […]

Could Ether’s Crypto Value Drop To Zero?

Even as cryptocurrency markets continued their prolonged plunge from the beginning of this year, Eethereum’s ether mostly avoided the double-digit single-day losses of other cryptocurrencies. Its smart contract features generated […]