Trading Options And Futures – Comparing The Two Different Types Of Contracts

In trading, it is quite common for the terms options and futures to be used interchangeably. Although these two contracts have a lot of similarities when it comes to principles, they are actually two very different instruments and therefore interchanging them when conducting trades in the market can be a very lethal mistake for anyone.

Let us learn the differences between these two contracts in order to prevent making the wrong decisions in buying and selling rights for stocks or commodities. Through this, we may just be able to prevent …

Using Economic Data And How It Influences The Financial Markets

The trigger that contributes to price levels and action in the financial markets are numerous and diverse, and their influences can vary through time, and across different markets. We will identify the different types of Economic Data influences and the role they play.

There are two ways economic information can influence prices. The first is in the macro sense.

Macroeconomic inputs include:
Interest Rates
Economic Growth (GDP)
Government Budget Surpluses/Deficits
Trade Balances
Commodity Prices
Relative Currency Exchanges Rates
Corporate Earnings (both for individual companies and the broad collection)

These …