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A debt instrument issued for a period of more than one year with the purpose of raising capital by borrowing. The Federal government, states, cities, corporations, and many other t ... Read more

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Currency Trading in Lieu of Commodities Trading

by Kathy Lien

If you shorted CAD/JPY to express a short oil view, you would end up paying interest. If you're a commodity trader looking for a bit of a change from the usual pro gold trade (for ...

What are the Benefits of Investing in Stocks?

Many of my friends have invested in the stock market over the years, some have done well while others have been less fortunate, is it a good idea to put my extr...

Bond vs. Stock

Bonds and stocks are two of the most common types of assets purchased by investors and most portfolios include one or both. The two investment vehicles are very...

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...

Why Buy and Hold Stock Strategy is Good for Long-Term Investment

A 'Buy and Hold' portfolio can ensure positive returns over a long period of time. Learn how to create one by using bonds and growth and value stocks. R...

What is Short Selling, How It Works, and Why Use It

Short selling is a risky strategy. If you're considering it, learn about how it works and what the pros and cons are to determine whether it's really r...

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