History of the Options Market

Options give traders the right but not the obligation to buy or sell underlying assets at a specific price at a predetermined date. Options Trading has matured over the past century and has seen landmark …

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History of the Forex Market

The forex market is the largest financial market in the world. It has a rich history, and many important global events have shaped modern foreign exchange trading. Here is a chronicle of the history of …

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100+ Forex Statistics & Infographics (2022)

The following are the most important historical and current Forex statistics for anyone researching the markets or industry. Key Statistics The daily turnover of foreign exchange markets has increased to 6.6 trillion as of 2019, from 5.1 …

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Options vs Stocks

Stocks are an asset that gives you a share of ownership of the company when purchased. Options are contracts that offer a trader the right but not an obligation to buy or sell the underlying …

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Preferred Stock vs Common Stock

A company issues Common Stock and Preferred Stock to raise capital for its expansion. Common Stockholders enjoy Voting rights while Preferred Stockholders do not. Common Stock offers capital appreciation and dividends, while Preferred Stock promises …

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What Are Stock Market Circuit Breakers?

Stock market circuit breakers, also known as trading curbs, are temporary measures that automatically halt trading when dramatic stock market declines occur. Circuit breaker levels halt trading when the S&P 500 index drops 7%, 13%, …

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What Is Implied Volatility?

Implied volatility is the market’s expected magnitude of an asset’s future price moves. Implied volatility is calculated by taking the current market price of an option, entering it into an option pricing model, such as …

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