An exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is a type of security that is traded on formal stock exchanges such as the NYSE or NASDAQ. Like mutual funds, exchange-traded funds are made up of various asset allocations, but they may be traded as stocks are during the standard and extended sessions. So what is an inverse ETF?… Read more.
The capital markets feature a vast array of products, each designed to fulfill a certain purpose. Whether you’re interested in making long-term investments, holding intermediate-term positions, or engaging in short-term intraday trading, there is a security well suited to your goals. Two of the most popular are futures contracts and leveraged ETFs. What Is a… Read more.
Gold is hanging around its most expensive prices since futures on the commodity started trading almost half a century ago in 1974. While the price levels have increased, the action around gold has not. Volatility has only risen slightly in gold products, and it is in fact still below its historical average. As gold feels… Read more.
If you have ever picked up the business section of your local newspaper or tuned into CNBC, then chances are you’ve heard of the U.S. equities indices. From the traditional Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to the tech-driven NASDAQ, stock index products provide investors a vast array of unique financial opportunities. In practice, there are… Read more.