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  • Options

    Strategies

    Once an investor decides to enter the options trading scene, they will need to exploit the various types of options trades to engender highest possible profits with the least downside risk. There are four kinds of options trades: Long Call, Long Put, Short Call and Short Put. By bringing the two standard stock trading strategies (Long and Short) into the mix, a number of options strategies ...

  • Valuation

    Ratios

    Business Management schools and courses in Finance may pay more obeisances to concepts of gearing, profitability, liquidity, and other information that ratios try to convey, than stock market players of today are willing to concede.

  • Swaps

    Total Return

    Total Return Swaps are contracts between two parties in which a reference asset or group of assets is used to provide one party with regular interest payments, plus any capital gains (or losses) over the term of the contract. The other party benefits by receiving a set or variable rate of cash flow from the first party. Thus, a Total Return Swap enables one party to receive financial ...

  • Asia

    Osaka Securities Exchange

    The Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) is Japan's second biggest securities exchange when it comes to the handling of business. They are also known for introducing the world recognized Nikkei 225 Futures index in 1988. OSE leads when it comes to Derivatives Exchange, complementing its contemporary Tokyo Securities Exchange which deals with spot trading. Interestingly, during 1990 and 1991 Osaka ...

  • Companies

    Northwest

    NorthWest Airline merged with Delta Air Lines on 31 January 2010.Anyone on the stock market who has taken a Northwest flight is unlikely to be an ardent lover of the airline’s plebian service. Punctuality and safety records may match the competition, and travel agents may offer attractive deals, but the cabin crew measure up poorly against peers from Singapore, India, Malaysia, Thailand, ...

  • Markets

    Europe

    You might not think much of a stock market with a trade value of less than $250 million. Yet, the Czech Republic is so positioned on the globe, and Prague has emerged as such a leading growth center, that the city's stock market is clearly a star on the ascendant and worth watching.