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The relative rate at which the price of a security moves up and down. Volatility is found by calculating the annualized standard deviation of daily change in price. If the price of ... Read more

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A Dismal Prediction on Hedge Funds

by Warren Buffett

Hedge funds are a huge fad. You can pick any ten hedge funds and I'll bet that on average they will underperform the S&P over the next ten years. You can't create more money out of ...

ETFs vs Mutual Funds: Which Is Better?

Both mutual funds and exchange–traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with the opportunity to diversify their portfolios without having to pay the prohibit...

Basic Options Terms

The strike price is the price at which the call or put may be exercised. It does not make sense to exercise a call or put (exchange it for a spot position) unle...

Market Environment Temperatures

Directional movement, volatility, price rhythm, and time rhythm may be analyzed in yet another manner. Experientially, for the purpose of forecasting, this clas...

When Should I Buy or Sell a Currency Pair?

How do traders make the decision to buy or sell a currency pair? The most popular and successful method of making decisions and analyzing FOREX markets is techn...

The Dividend Timing Trading Strategy

One method for combining technical and fundamental is a trading system based on the timing of a stock’s ex-dividend date. This maximizes your return on ca...

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