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Are Weekly Options Risky?

Options trading becomes more and more popular every year. The options become more liquid and more traders use them for hedging, speculation, income etc. Weekly options (weeklys), introduced by CBOE in October 2005, are one-week options as opposed to traditional options that have a lifespan of months or years before expiration. What are Weekly Options? As a reminder, options expire on the third Friday of every month. Weekly options, first introduced by CBOE in October 2005, are one-week options as ...

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Is Low Unemployment Good For the Stock Market?

When the unemployment rate is very low, it is often due to the economy doing very well. In fact, very low unemployment often translates to already high stock prices and for investors buying at that particular stage in the cycle is often detrimental to their portfolio returns. What we know about the stock market is prices are dependent on the business fundamentals, meaning what the business has done since its inception in addition to the future opportunities and future profits. As North American investors ...

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How to Make Wise Financial Investment Decisions

Not every investment is a wise financial investment decision. There are so many ways that you can invest your money that it is worth it to take the time to find investments that are likely to give you positive returns. Because, when all is said and done, the whole purpose of investing is to make a positive return on your money. Nobody in their right mind would knowingly invest in something that they expect to lose from. But how do you make wise financial investment decisions? A wise financial investment ...

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The Orient Express? The Pros and Cons of Investing in Chinese Stocks

The markets of the United Kingdom and the European Union have endured some turbulent waters during the past year. Not only is the economy of the 28-nation bloc still considered to be quite fragile, but the Brexit movement has called into doubt the political viability of Britain into the near future. As opposed to adopting a watch-and-wait approach, some investors are thinking outside of the box and diversifying their holdings into the Chinese marketplace. Is this a wise choice? Why do the Asian ...

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