• Stock Buybacks

    Posted in Stocks on May 14, 2024

    A Prudent Asset Management Strategy Or...

    by Gerald Chauma

    Ticker Symbols:- Apple (AAPL) - $183.05, Meta (META) - $476.20, Alphabet Inc. Class A (GOOGL) - $168.65, Walt Disney Co (DIS) - $105.79

    What Are They?

    By definition, this is a process that entails a publicly listed company, buying back its shares on the secondary market from any and all investors that want to sell. Shareholders are under no obligation to sell their stock back to the company, and a stock buyback doesn’t target any specific group of holders— as it’s open to anybody. The company can use its available cash or debt (which w...

  • Understanding Stock Shorting: Advanced Insights

    Posted in Stocks on May 14, 2024

    Introduction to Stock Shorting

    Stock shorting, also known as short selling or simply "shorting," is an advanced trading strategy used by investors and traders to profit from the decline in the price of a stock. Unlike traditional investing, where investors buy stocks with the expectation that their value will increase over time, short sellers aim to profit from falling prices by borrowing shares from a broker and selling them on the open market. Once the stock price falls, they buy back the shares at a lower price and return them to the broker, pocketing the difference as profit.

    Mechanics of ...

  • Understanding Contracts for Difference (CFDs) in Forex Trading: A Comprehensive Guide

    Posted in Forex on May 12, 2024

    Trading in the forex market can be a lucrative endeavor, but it requires a solid understanding of various financial instruments. One such instrument gaining popularity among traders is Contracts for Difference (CFDs). In this guide, we'll delve into the world of CFDs, exploring what they are, how they work, and essential strategies for mastering the basics of forex trading with CFDs.

    What are Contracts for Difference (CFDs)?

    Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are derivative products that allow traders to speculate on the price movements of underlying financial assets without owning the assets the...

  • The BTC Aftermath - Biggest Winners vs. Winners?

    Posted in Crypto on May 02, 2024

    Ticker Symbols:- Bitcoin (BTC) - $63,645.80, Ethereum (ETH) - $3,340.41

    The Halving

    The 19th of April 2024, saw the 4th halving take place when the 840,000th block was mined, signalling the halving of rewards of crypto mining and subsequently, the amount of BTC created went down, from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC every 10 mins. We have already explored the potential downsides of this event and I think it's only prudent to flip the coin and talk about the upside, that has most of the bullish community ready to jump on the bandwagon for a ‘one way’ ride to the moon.

    Price Movement

    The current price per...

  • Understanding Pips in Forex Trading: A Comprehensive Guide

    Posted in Forex on Apr 26, 2024

    What Are Pips?

    In forex trading, a pip stands for "percentage in point" or "price interest point." It represents the smallest unit of price movement for a currency pair in the forex market. Pips are used to measure changes in exchange rates and determine the profitability or loss of a trade. Understanding how pips work is essential for forex traders to accurately calculate potential gains or losses and manage risk effectively.

    How Pips Are Calculated

    The value of a pip is typically expressed in the fourth decimal place for most currency pairs. For example, if the EUR/USD exchange rate moves fr...