Category Archives: Derivatives

Options Strategies: What are straddles and strangles?

The Options market is an exciting platform to trade in, the value of returns is what attracts rookie investors to dive right into it without giving it some serious thought…. Read more »

Understanding the use of a Bracket Order

A bracket order is 3 separate orders compiled in one. There is a Target Order, an Initial Order and a Stop Loss Order. All three of these orders are embedded… Read more »

A stop loss order, or a stop order is an advanced trade order with your brokerage that specifies your intention to execute a trade only when a specified price level has been reached. The difference between a stop loss

Understanding the importance of Stop Losses

A stop loss order, or a stop order is an advanced trade order with your brokerage that specifies your intention to execute a trade only when a specified price level… Read more »

Taxation of derivatives and other stock market investments

There are numerous aspects that need to be considered when investing in stock market, one such element is taxation. Though it might seem like any other deduction, it does affect… Read more »

What is VAR (Value-at- Risk) /SPAN?

VaR as a measure of downside risk VaR or Value-at-risk is a method of measuring the downside risk or potential loss for a portfolio or an investment over a given… Read more »