The Exciting World of Trading Treasury Bonds (Seriously) February 27, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Treasury bonds are boring, right? Wrong. For traders, they represent a market that can be bigger than stocks.

11 min read  |  Futures
Forex: Currency Trading for the Small Investor January 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Can you trade currencies like stocks? There are some similarities between forex and equities. Here's what small investors should know before jumping into currency trading.

5 min read  |  Forex
Futures Margin Call Basics: What to Know Before You Lever Up July 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Explore real examples of initial margin & maintenance margin calls. Dive into the mechanics of margin multipliers in futures contract margin.

5 min read  |  Futures
Burning Questions on Futures: Notional Value, Tick Size, and Other Contract Specs July 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Interested in learning about futures contracts? Here's a primer on multipliers, tick size, and other futures contracts specifications.

5 min read  |  Futures
Basics of Margin Trading for Investors July 6, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Trading on margin can magnify your returns, but it can also increase your losses. Learn the basics, benefits, and risks of margin trading.

5 min read  |  Margin
Fun with Futures: Basics of Futures Contracts, Futures Trading June 7, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

At first glance, futures trading may seem complex. Let's explore what goes into trading futures contracts.

5 min read  |  Futures
Risk and Reward: The Basics of Buying Stocks on Margin January 31, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Margin trading can seem complex but once you learn the basics of buying on margin and you understand the benefits and risks it becomes a powerful, if somewhat dangerous tool.

4 min read  |  Margin
Lower Margin Requirements with a Vertical Option Spread January 30, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

There is a way to turn naked options into risk-defined positions to lower the margin requirements and free up capital at the same time. The strategy: a vertical spread.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Derivatives With a Twist: Options on Futures vs. Equity Options December 6, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Options on futures are quite similar to their equity option cousins, but a few differences do exist.

6 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Got Leverage? Portfolio Margin versus Regulation T Margin July 12, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

How can individuals get risk based margins like market makers and not have to own a seat on the exchange floor? It's with portfolio margin.

2 min read  |  Margin
Margin Momentum ... Or Mayhem November 24, 2014 7:00 PM   |  

The U.S. stock market’s march to record highs has been accompanied by surging margin debt, a potential red flag for investors.

4 min read  |  Margin
Know How to Protect Your Basket? Consider Using Options July 12, 2013 7:43 PM   |  

Options aren’t always for speculation. They can be used for portfolio protection.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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