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A futures contract is a legally binding, perishable security. Accordingly, each has a distinct expiration date on which the contract’s terms are settled. When the contract expires, it ceases to be tradable on the open market. The concept of expiration makes futures contracts finite instruments. If you’re trading shares or currencies, then there are no… Read more.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the meteoric 2020-2021 rise of Bitcoin (BTC). In a little more than 12 months, BTC prices rallied from COVID-19 panic lows near $5,000 to early 2021 all-time highs just below $65,000. The spike in value was one of the biggest financial stories in recent history.… Read more.
The first half of 2021 was a fascinating period for gold as receding political and COVID-19-related uncertainties boosted positive sentiment across the markets. Subsequently, bullish trends developed in equities, cryptocurrencies, energies, and ag commodities. Contrary to these uptrends during the first half of 2021, gold flatlined. What can we expect from gold futures today, tomorrow,… Read more.
According to Forbes contributor David Rodeck, a recession is a “significant decline in economic activity that lasts for months or even years.” Formally, a recession is defined as being two or more quarters during which economic activity contracts. Symptoms of a recession include rising unemployment, falling personal incomes, and lagging industrial output. Although recessions are… Read more.