Tag: S&P 500

  • Glossary

    V

    Vesting Schedule – A Vesting Schedule is often included as part of an options contract, and specifies the dates on which the option can be exercised. Employee stock options often include detailed vesting schedules that prevent employees from “cashing out” their stock options all at once. Volatility Index (VIX) – The VIX, sometimes known as […]

  • Glossary

    S

    S&P 500 – The S&P 500 is a stock index composed of 500 US companies, mainly larger businesses with large market capitalization (Large Caps). Most people, even those with no real interest in the stock market, are familiar with the S&P 500 as the level of the index is regularly quoted on media news reports. […]

  • Investing

    Etfs

    Exchange traded funds, or ETFs for short, are investment funds that trade as shares on major stock exchanges. There are many different kinds of ETFs; some specializing in commodity sectors like oil or gold and others acting as tradable replicas of stock market indices like the NASDAQ or S&P 500. For many investors, large and small, it’s much easier to buy shares in an ETF modeled after the ...