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Index Fund

Index Fund An index mutual fund or ETF (exchange-traded fund) tracks the performance of a specific market benchmark—or “index,” like the popular S&P 500 Index—as closely as possible. That’s why you may hear people refer to indexing as a “passive” investment strategy. Instead of hand-selecting which stocks or bonds the fund will hold, the fund’s manager buys all…

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Fixed cost

Fixed cost Fixed cost is a cost that does not change when sales or production volumes increase or decrease. This is because they do not directly associate with manufacturing a product or delivering a service. As a result, fixed costs are indirect. Fixed costs can include property taxes, rent, salaries and the cost of benefits…

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Diluted EPS

Diluted EPS The Diluted EPS formula is equal to Net Income less preferred dividends, divided by the total number of diluted shares outstanding (basic shares outstanding plus the exercise of in-the-money options, warrants, and other dilutive securities). Also, the concept of diluted shares outstanding can be equated to a pie, of sorts. If more slices are…

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Mutual Fund

Mutual Fund A mutual fund is a fund that pools money from a group of investors to buy financial securities such as bonds and stocks to minimise costs, diversify investment risks, and maximise returns. Investors in funds don’t directly own the securities in the fund but hold shares in the fund. Understanding Mutual Funds Mutual…

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Spot market

Spot market A spot market is where financial instruments are exchanged for immediate delivery, such as commodities, currencies, and securities. Delivery, here, means cash exchange for a financial tool. In comparison, a futures contract is based on the delivery of the underlying asset at a future date. Over-the-counter (OTC) markets and exchanges may provide spot trading and/or futures trading. How Spot Markets Work Spot markets are also referred…

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Margin Call

Margin Call To understand a forex margin call, it is essential to know about the interrelated concepts of margin and leverage. Margin and leverage are two sides of the same coin. Margin is the minimum amount of money required to place a leveraged trade.  Leverage provides traders with greater exposure to markets without having to fund the…

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Currency Revaluation

Currency Revaluation What is Currency Revaluation? In a fixed exchange rate regime, only a decision by a country’s government, such as its central bank, can alter the official value of the currency. Developing economies are more likely to use a fixed-rate system to limit speculation and provide a stable system. A floating rate is the opposite of a…

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Currency Depreciation

Currency Depreciation Understanding Currency Depreciation Countries with weak economic fundamentals, such as chronic current account deficits and high rates of inflation, generally have depreciating currencies. Currency depreciation, if orderly and gradual, improves a nation’s export competitiveness and may improve its trade deficit over time. But an abrupt and sizable currency depreciation may scare foreign investors…

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How forex profit is calculated

How is forex profit calculated Calculating Profit and Loss How forex profit is calculated? The actual calculation of profit and loss in a position is quite straightforward. To calculate the P&L of a position, what you need is the position size and the number of pips the price has moved. Therefore, the actual profit or…

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Technical analysis

Technical analysis Technical analysis is the framework in which traders study price movement. Foreign exchange markets are particularly well suited to using technical analysis. The high levels of liquidity in terms of trading volumes and some players, and sensitivity to big long-term national-level trends means that forex markets tend to trend over time and patterns often…

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