We learnt in the first part of the article:
Futures trading always was a profitable business, even before exchanges emerged. The earliest mention of a futures operation can be found in Politics by Aristotle, written as early as in 335-322 BC. Aristotle narrates a story about a wise man from Miletus named Thales who pulled a clever trick.
What are options? How to trade them? What are advantages and disadvantages of option trading on an exchange? What are risks and benefits? This article, which is based on the knowledge of a trader with more than 20 years of exchange trading experience, will help you to find correct answers. First, let us figure out […]
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“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” Mark Twain
Oil futures are consistently among volatility leaders on the Moscow Exchange forward market. On an average trading day, the trading volume reaches 400 thousand executed contracts on the amount of RUB 20 billion (not million!) and more.
Options are a sophisticated financial instrument that is why even if we try to explain what options are in simple terms, it would be quite difficult to understand it anyway. Especially when it comes to options hedging.
Hedging currency, bank, price and credit risks – what is it and what is it for? Internet is full of articles about hedging, but they are either too mind-bending or too light-minded. We wrote this article to explore the topic in full and in clear words.