Category Archives: The Stock Market

VIX index : What Is It And How Is It Used?

The VIX index : What is it, how is it used, and how do you trade it?   “VIX Index has been considered by many to be the world's premier barometer of investor sentiment and market volatility”- Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)   You may have heard people and news articles mention the VIX index.…
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What are Market Makers?

    Market Makers   Market makers don't care about fundamentals. They care about supply and demand imbalances which move markets either up or down during the day. Imbalances can last for hours, minutes, or even seconds. If you are a long-term investor, it matters less to you if you pay a few cents more…
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Preferred Shares and Common Shares

  Preferred Shares and Common Shares   Before any Canadian investor puts their hard-earned money into any particular investment, they should be aware of the loads and risks involved in their share class. The uninformed investor will pick their investment without considering the share class they have bought into. This could result in unanticipated investment…
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Stock Exchange – The Index’s Explained

  Stock Exchange   Every day, serious and curious investors are bombarded with thousands of newsletters, analytical market reports, radio and television investor programs and segments, newspaper articles, and friendly tips, all based upon the same thing. That thing is the study of the supply and demand in a market or stock exchange in an…
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