Date Last Updated: July 20, 2019

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  • Europe

    Vienna Stock Exchange

    The Vienna Stock Exchange was founded in 1771 by Maria Theresia. Known more commonly as the Wiener Börse Ag, the stock exchange is the only securities exchange and listing authority in the country. The Wiener Börse Ag was initially used for trading bonds, bills and foreign currencies but today it is used to trade stocks, bonds, derivatives, certificates, warrants and a variety of other ...

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    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.

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    South America

    South America is a beautiful place to visit but few people think of investing in the various stock markets that can be found here. To be sure, there are several thriving stock markets in South America and most of them enjoy a significant amount of both local and global trading. Whether you’re interested in investing in the Lima Stock Exchange in Peru or the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in ...

  • Trade

    Gatt

    GATT, or more properly “the GATT”, stands for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. This historic agreement was formulated at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference that, even while World War II still raged, sought to facilitate and boost the world’s economic recovery once the war ended. The economists and diplomats from the 23 countries who formulated GATT set as their prime mission the ...

  • Investing

    Equity Swaps

    An equity swap is conducted by two parties with the intent usually being to save costs on a transaction. These costs may be in the form of basic taxes, or other costs associated with the transaction such as locally based dividend taxes. Another reason for companies, specifically those in the US, to engage in equity swaps is to increase the amount of market leverage a trader can exert, which ...