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A physical substance, such as food, grains, and metals, which is interchangeable with another product of the same type, and which investors buy or sell, usually through futures con ... Read more

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Give the Ugly Looking Investments a Second Look

by Tom Murcko

The best investments, especially for value investors, are often the ones that look the ugliest at first glance. The reason is that most other investors won't look any further; indi ...

FOREX Manager Costs and Fees

Two types of costs are associated with a managed FOREX account: those incurred in the process of the manager making trades on your behalf and those incurred by ...

What Are Options

Options are not a simple investment vehicle and the terminology can be confusing. Options can be used for speculation -- to make a profit -- or as a hedge -- to...

Understanding Point and Figure Charts

The modern point and figure (P&F) chart was created in the late nineteenth century and is roughly 15 years older than the standard OHLC bar chart. This tech...

The History of FOREX Regulation

In the beginning of retail FOREX, regulations, other than fraud statutes, were essentially nonexistent. This was also true of the commodity futures markets up t...

FOREX versus Futures

The futures contract is precisely that -- a legally binding agreement to deliver or accept delivery of a specified grade and quantity of a given commodity in a ...

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