Date Last Updated: July 21, 2019

Tag: commodities

  • Glossary

    F

    Futures Contracts – Futures Contracts are a class of financial derivatives that oblige the purchaser to pay for a certain commodity or security at a set price on a specified settlement (or delivery) date. Futures Trading – Futures trading involves the buying and selling of forward contracts specifying the amount, type and delivery date of […]

  • Glossary

    C

    Call and Put Options – Call and Put Options are a class of financial derivatives that take some of the risk out of options trading. By automatically exercising the options contract at set price points, the trader can limit their possible loss or balance out a foreseen loss on another options contract. Chicago Board of […]

  • Exchanges

    Australasia

    While the geographic area known as Australasia - incorporating Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea and some neighboring Pacific Ocean islands - is somewhat smaller than many of the world's continents, it still has plenty to offer. From the rugged, green mountains of New Zealand to the beautiful varied climates of Australia, Australasia is a place of both natural beauty and ...

  • Strategies

    Patent Protection

    The stock market is accustomed to complaints about piracy in China and India. It seems to be a major concern for top corporations in music and healthcare. The matter is also the subject of intense negotiation and lobbying at the World Trade Organization, and when Executive Heads of State meet each other. Most stock market investors are content when told that business is flagging because ...

  • Exchanges

    Futures Stock Exchange

    Today’s futures trading houses, also known as Exchanges, are in many respects the modern versions of marketplaces where farmers would try and secure buyers for their crops before harvesting. Finding buyers for commodities to be delivered at some future date has become a critical part of our economic system, and specialized futures exchanges have been established to provide a safe, secure ...

  • Organizations

    Occ

    The Options Clearing Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation OCC, was established in 1973 to provide a secure and stable foundation for the blossoming trade in stock and other options as well as other financial derivatives such as commodity options, commodity futures and security futures. As indicated by its name, the OCC acts as a clearinghouse and a guarantor for these types of ...

  • Investing

    Index Funds

    Index funds are a type of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that focuses on the performance of specific stock indices, as opposed to other types of ETFs that are based on oil or other commodities. Index funds are appealing to certain kinds of investors because they are inherently more stable than investing in specific stocks. Index funds spread the risk factor over the entire index, which in the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Glossary

    A

    401(k) plan – A 401(k) plan (sometimes written “401-K”) is a type of retirement plan that in its most common variation is both employer-sponsored and participant-directed. Named for a relevant section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, a 401(k) plan is tax-deferred and allows employees to divert a set monetary amount from their paychecks into […]