Financial Market Insights
Velocity of money: definition, formula and uses
The velocity of money is calculated by dividing a nation’s GDP by its money supply. The level of velocity indicates how quickly money cycles through households and businesses in an economy.
What is short selling and how do you short a stock?
Short selling is a popular trading and investment method used to take advantage of falling market prices. It can be extremely lucrative if you get it right, but it does come with big risks. Discover what shorting a stock is and how to take your first short position.
How to use the Sharpe ratio to calculate risk-to-reward
The Sharpe ratio is a simple method to compare the risk and reward of different portfolios. Learn the formula with only three figures.
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How to calculate the Treynor ratio
The Treynor ratio is one way to judge the risk-to-reward ratios of portfolios, especially those with less exposure to volatility.
How to use the CAPE ratio to judge stock valuations
The CAPE ratio, also known as the P/E 10 or Shiller PE ratio, is a twist on the price-to-earnings ratio used to predict whether a market is over or undervalued.
A guide to momentum trading and indicators
Momentum trading is a popular strategy for finding opportunities in short-term volatility. Find out how momentum trading works, and which indicators you can use.
Gap trading: how to use gap trading strategies
Discover the different types of gap trading strategies for exhaustion gaps, breakaway gaps and more.
Algorithmic trading guide for beginners
Algorithmic trading is a popular strategy that automates execution – making trading faster and minimising human error. Learn how to start building an algorithmic trading strategy and which algorithm platform to use.
High-frequency trading: what is HFT and how does it work?
High-frequency trading (HFT) is a practice used to execute large orders quickly and take advantage of market inefficiencies. Learn about high-frequency trading strategies, as well as the benefits of HFT and its criticisms.
How to use TradingView’s Pine Script
Pine Script is the native coding language to TradingView, a charting and trading platform. Learn how to use Pine Script to build your own trading strategies.
Nuclear fusion stocks
Nuclear fusion is a growing area of interest as scientific breakthroughs continue to boost the sector. Let’s take a look at how traders can get exposure to the trend.
What is a triple witching and how can you trade it?
The next triple witching – when stock options and futures expiries collide – happens on March 17. Learn about what triple witching is and how you can trade a triple witching in the build-up to the next event.
Databricks IPO: What to know about Databricks
Databricks is an enterprise software company to be reckoned with, enjoying a burgeoning presence in data management with a stock market flotation around the corner. Here’s the lowdown on the company in advance of the Databricks IPO.
Day trading stocks for beginners
Day trading stocks has become popular thanks to the rise of social media users claiming they can ‘get rich quick’. But, in reality, day trading requires time, patience, and knowledge. So, let’s take a look at what day trading is and how to choose stocks to day trade.
Shein IPO: Everything you need to know about Shein
Chinese retailer Shein has put its IPO plans on hold amid market volatility, but when it lists the firm could be worth an eye-watering $100 billion. Take a look at everything we know about the fast-fashion brand.
What you need to know about the Tesla stock split
The electric carmaker has completed its 3-for-1 stock split, but what will it mean for the Tesla share price?
Amazon's Biggest Acquisitions: What Companies Does Amazon Own?
Amazon is known all over the world, but did you know it’s a combination of at least 128 businesses? Take a look at some of Amazon’s most famous acquisitions that took it from a garage business to the third-most-valuable company.
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What are the most traded commodities?
The top ten most traded commodities include fuels, metals, and agricultural products. Read the complete ranking to see where commodities like crude oils, copper, and coffee beans all rank.
What is a fragmented market?
A fragmented market is a sector that has no single clear leader – instead, lots of players fight out for supremacy. Learn all about fragmented markets, and whether they present trading opportunities, here.
Everything you need to know about the Rumble SPAC
The video distribution and cloud computing company has vowed to provide an alternative to Big Tech platforms.
VinFast IPO: Everything you need to know about VinFast
Electric vehicle company VinFast is set to list in the US - potentially as early as January 2023. Find out everything you need to know ahead of the VinFast IPO.
Apple Acquisition History: The Biggest Companies Apple Owns
Apple acquires approximately three or four companies a week to help with its continued growth. Take a look at some of Apple’s most famous acquisitions that propelled it from the brainchild of three college dropouts to the largest company in the world.
Google Acquisition History: What Are the Biggest Companies Google Owns?
Google is the world’s largest search engine, but did you know it owns 256 other companies besides its original internet subsidiary? Let’s take a look at Google’s biggest acquisitions so far.