An Introduction to Currency Option Trading

Before you think about trading currency options you should understand the basics of how currency options work. A currency option is the right to exchange two currencies for a predetermined rate at some point in the future. If the exchange rate exceeds the contractual exchange rate before the deadline, you win. If not, the contract expires worthless. Of course this is a simplified explanation; before you get into this market you want to understand why other investors buy and hold currency options and what type of risk is involved in this type of trading.
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Penny Stocks Online

Before you even think about starting to buy penny stocks online, you need to understand what penny stocks are and you need to understand the potential risks involved in trading these off-exchange stocks. Buying penny stocks online can be a lucrative business if you know what you are doing and you understand this specific market, but it isn’t necessarily an easy way to make money fast.

There is a learning curve and a skill to buying and selling penny stocks to increase your income. Among the things you will want to learn is how to calculate the market cap of these investments. Learning how to compute the market cap of a stock can help you determine the dollar shares of all of the shares within the company at a given point in time.

Penny stocks are listed on the OTC market, not on the securities market like many other stocks. Besides learning how to find and monitor them you’ll need to look for a broker to help you facilitate trades if you want to start buying penny stocks. There are a few different types of online brokers from full service to discount and everything in between. When researching online stock brokers you’ll want to evaluate a few different brokers considering their fee structure, services provided and minimum account balances. Continue reading

OTC Market

Interpreting the OTC Market is a crucial component of discerning how to buy penny stocks. A majority of penny stocks aren’t listed on a stock market like NASDAQ or the NYSE but instead on the OTC market (or OTC securities market).

NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation) controls a little component of the over-the-counter market with the NASDAQ National Market (NNM), but this portion of the OTC Market doesn’t include penny stocks.

Pink OTC Markets, at one time called the National Quotation Bureau (NQB) and colloquially referred to as “Pink Sheets”, operates on the most active component of the OTC market. If you begin earnest and extended penny stock trading, you’ll at some point deal in Pink Sheets. Continue reading