VIX index was created by Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in order to provide a measure of stock markets expected volatility in 30-day period. It is also known as the fear index or fear gauge. It is calculated using...
Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) indexes are one of the most globally followed benchmarks of the stock markets. They include more than 80 countries from developed, emerging and frontier markets, covering 99% of investable opportunities. Indexes are weighted by...
Momentum is the phenomenon that was empirically proved to exist in price movements. Momentum explains that stocks that have been recently performing well (winners) will continue to outperform and the stock that has been underperforming (losers) will continue to...
Bollinger bands are one of the tools in the technical analysis used by traders to closely look at price movements. It was introduced by technician John Bollinger in the early 1980s. He took one moving average with two more...
A market order represents the most basic type of trade order and implies buying or selling a security at the current price. Securities are bought at the ASK price and sold at the BID price. If the trader needs...
Futures Futures contracts or simply futures are derivative financial instruments whose value is derived from the value of underlying. Buyer of the futures contract agrees to buy the specific amount of the underlying asset at a predetermined future time and...
Risk reversal is an options trading strategy used to hedge risk. The strategy protects against adverse movements but at the same time limits potential profit. A trader buys one option and other write depending on a position in underlying....
Credit Default Swap is a financial derivative providing insurance in case of a credit event, usually a default on a loan. It provides investors with protection and decreases the risk. If a creditor assumes his borrower will not meet...
Monetary easing, relaxation or expansion is set of policies conducted by the central banks in order to push overall price level, to stimulate inflation and aggregate demand. Globally, central banks were using these expansionary policies in order to combat...
Helicopter money is the phrase crafted by Milton Friedman in 1969 trying to explain the consequences of changes in base money. It is a theoretical unconventional monetary policy to be used in combating with deflation. “Let us suppose now that...

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