Learn how following short interest and other short-selling metrics can help investors can gain valuable insights on companies and markets.
Short selling aims to provide protection or profit during a stock market downturn, but it can be risky. Plus it requires a margin account. Learn the mechanics of shorting a stock.
Explore real examples of initial margin & maintenance margin calls. Dive into the mechanics of margin multipliers in futures contract margin.
Options expiration day can be a time of volatility, opportunity and peril. Trading and selling options on expiration day requires an understanding of the process, here are a few things you need to know.
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.
Nobody wants his or her stock investments to be forcefully liquidated. Protect your portfolio with better estimations and risk management plans.
Know what you're getting into before putting on that option trade—avoid surprises by educating yourself about the risks and oddities of assignment.
Risk-based margin is both a blessing and a curse. But is it for you?
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