Tag: bonds

  • Europe

    Borsa Italiana

    Borsa Italiana S.p.A. is the main stock exchange in Italy. In 2007 Borsa Italiana was aquired by the London Stock Exchange (LSE), with daily operation remaining essentially unchanged. Situated in Milan its chief goal is to develop managed markets as well as maximizing their own transparency, liquidity and competitiveness whilst creating high levels of profitability. As the organization ...

  • Europe

    Swiss Exchange

    The Swiss Exchange, or SIX, is one of the most technologically advanced stock exchanges in the world. And it is for this reason the SIX is the focal point and the main infrastructure in the financial sector in Switzerland. The Swiss Exchange manages and controls the vital links in the market, and provides one of the leading securities exchanges. The focus point in ...

  • Investing

    Investing 101

    It seems every day we’re bombarded with offers, enticements and pitches to get us to invest our money. It can become confusing, even disheartening after a while, especially for those just getting started in investing. One should remember that all of those companies who advertise investing strategies are businesses whose priority is to make money for them first and you, second. When it comes ...

  • Investing

    Mutual Funds

    Mutual Funds are one of the most popular investment vehicles available to large and small investors today. Mutual funds provide an appealing combination of specific market focus, skilled active management and reduced risk compared to individual stock investing. It’s no wonder many small individual investors, often with the advice of their financial advisor, choose a varied portfolio of ...

  • Investing

    Bonds

    Bonds are one of the most popular types of debt securities. Bonds are issued by companies and governments, the most notable example of which is Treasury Bonds issued by the US government. In fact, the very first securities traded in the United States were bonds issued in 1790 to raise funds to pay down debts incurred by the newly formed government during the Revolutionary War.

  • Investing

    Commodities

    Commodities and Futures trading is a crucially important part of our modern economic system, on a par with the trading of stocks and bonds. Let’s look at Commodities first. Commodities are products that are produced in a standardized format, like bushels of wheat or barrels of oil, and are traded on the basis of their price. The fact that the market price for commodities varies due to a host ...