Derivatives

All About Warrants


Everything about warrants.

For the investor who wants to diversify their portfolio, warrants provide an alternative way to be exposed to assets such as shares. On top of a new security, companies will often issue warrants as an added attraction for buyers.

What are Warrants?

Trade Stocks First or Derivatives?


Learn whether to pick stocks first or derivatives.

Share trading will suit some, not others. Same goes for derivatives. Some people start with stocks first, then move on to derivatives when they're experienced. To be successful in anything, research and learn as much as you can about what you're investing in, so you can formulate a good strategy.

Understanding CFD Trading - Part 3


CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions. We seek to understand.

In Part 2: Understanding CFD Trading we had a look at some more basic mechanics of CFDs – Contracts For Difference such as the margin requirements for CFDs and some basic strategies that you can use when using CFDs to trade. In Part three we continue in our venture in looking at further intricacies and specifics in trading CFDs.

Using Instalment Warrants to take Advantage of Reporting and Dividend Seasons


Instalment warrants give you the right but not the obligation to purchase underlying shares; advantages - reporting & dividends

Dividend seaon comes straight after the reporting season and for the stocks listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) these events come around yearly around February and August. Using instalment warrants allows investors and traders to maximise their dividend income. Investors may want the exposure to the franking credits as well as the increased income, while traders may see the increased dividend and franking credits as a bonus to their regular trading strategy - perhaps looking to profit after an ex-dividend rebound if the shares are especially bullish.

Understanding CFD Trading - Part 2


CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions.

In Part 1: Understanding CFD Trading we had a look at some basic mechanics of CFDs – Contracts For Difference such as the leverage they offer and how they generally work and fit into your trading toolbox. In Part two we continue in our venture in looking at further intricacies in trading using CFDs.

Understanding CFD Trading - Part 1


CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions. We seek to understand.

You may already be a trader or are looking for another way to leverage your trades besides using options and warrants. CFD stands for "Contract For Difference". CFDs are a lucrative vehicle for professional market traders to leverage their short and long positions. CFDs offer gearing, short selling, direct trading on prices – no waiting for execution and finally the system and dealers often offer multiple international markets for traders to work on so there are many opportunities. We have a look at what CFDs are and the mechanics to understand this financial instrument.

CFD Trading Strategies


Once you’ve opened up a CFD trading account, you’re left wondering – what should I do next?

There is a CFD trading revolution going on in the trading world. Business is booming for the CFD providers and many traders are signing up to the services. Once you’ve opened up a CFD trading account, you’re left wondering – what should I do next? Should I simply just buy into long positions just as I did when I traded shares? Here are some CFD trading strategies for you to peruse and perhaps implement.

CFD Trading: An Introduction: Part 2


CFD trading is a growing trading tool for professional private traders

Contracts For Difference or frequently referred to as CFDs is a financial vehicle gaining in popularity with private traders for its flexibility and features. A CFD has many advantages and for any trader it is yet another useful tool to use in the business of trading. In this second part of our introduction to CFDs we have a look at what CFDs are and the part they play in CFD trading.

CFD Trading: An Introduction: Part 1


CFD trading is a growing trading tool for professional private traders

Contracts For Difference or frequently referred to as CFDs is a financial vehicle gaining in popularity with private traders for its flexibility and features. A CFD has many advantages and for any trader it is yet another useful tool to use in the business of trading. CFD trading has been used in the UK stock market for a number of years now but the trading was largely restricted to large institutions. Recently the scope for CFD trading has expanded to include private investors in the action.

ASX Warrant Trades Boom


The ASX Warrant Market is Booming - Are You Missing the Boat?

December 2005 did not stop new records being set for the warrants market. Total traded premium in a calendar year reached a phenomenal $6.54 billion. The instalments market traded premium reached $4.06 billion representing a 62% increase on the 2004 traded premium value of $2.5 billion. Check out the figures in the trading volumes for the number of warrant trades completed.

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