Margin trading has been around forever. But qualified traders, there’s another category—portfolio margin—that could take your leverage to new heights.
When trading in a cash account, understand the three different types of cash account violations you could encounter: free ride violation, good faith violation, and liquidation violation.
When used prudently, and with a full understanding of the risks, margin can be used to help diversify holdings and attempt to amplify return on assets. But it’s not for everybody. Margin also creates the potential for greater risk of loss from increased leverage.
Actively trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to attempt to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement—while enjoying certain tax-deferred benefits.
Once you’ve mastered the basics of margin trading, you might want to learn how different trader and investor types use it. It can depend on your objectives, risk tolerance, and the products you trade.
A margin account can be useful for investment leverage. Did you know it can also be used as a convenient line of credit with a low interest rate and flexible repayment? But understand the risks.
Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”
The recent wave of volatility might serve as a reminder of the importance of using a diversified investment trading approach. Here are some tips to avoid possible traps in these choppy markets.
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.
Options on futures are quite similar to their equity option cousins, but a few differences do exist.
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