ETFs vs mutual funds vs hedge funds

Exchange-Traded Fund vs Mutual Funds vs Hedge Funds

Close to 50% of all US households own some kind of mutual fund shares. Nevertheless, a great deal of these people doesn’t actually understand how exactly their money is being allocated. In this article, you will learn what exactly a mutual fund is and some similar alternatives such as exchange-traded funds and hedge funds. After finishing this article, you should have a much better understanding of what you should be putting your financial future into. Read more

ultimate guide to bonds

How Does a Bond Work – The Complete Guide

Bonds can be an excellent investment vehicle. Sadly, they are often misunderstood and thus many investors don’t take advantage of the potential that bonds offer. Even if you aren’t interested in actually trading bonds, it can be of great use to understand the bond market and its relation to other markets such as equities. In this article you will receive an answer to all of the following questions: What is a bond? How does a Read more

RISK MANAGEMENT BASICS

Risk Management Basic Course: Trading Risk Management Techniques

Successful trading is not possible without good risk management. Risk management is probably one of the most important things when it comes to trading. But sadly most traders fail  to do this correctly. This is the main factor that distinguishes the 90% of losing traders from the winning ones. No matter how good a strategy is, with wrong or no risk management it is doomed to fail. Basic risk management is very simple but can Read more

black swan event

Portfolio Protection with Options and Hedging Strategies using Options

When talking options most people first think of options as protection or hedges for other positions or even an entire portfolio. Options can be used in different ways to hedge/protect against black swan events like big market drops or crises. I will be presenting two possible hedge strategies and their effectiveness. The following best option hedging strategies are good to protect positions against black swan events (Market crashes) or just big moves down. Protective Put Option Read more