Investing Terms

  • ESG vs Impact Investing vs SRI: What Are The Differences?

    More and more people today want their investments to reflect their values—in a sense, "putting their money where their mouth is"—while also providing a good financial return. Professional investment firms have responded by creating mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other vehicles to respond to the demand. According to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, or US SIF, there were US$17.1 trillion invested in sustainable investing strategies at year-end 2019,…

  • Thematic Investing

    What Is Thematic Investing? Thematic investing is an investment approach that seeks to outperform the general market by buying stocks and other financial assets that the investor or portfolio manager believes will benefit from widespread economic, social, financial and technological trends over the long term. Thematic investing goes beyond sector investing, in which a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) invests in securities in a particular industry. Rather, thematic investing…

  • How Will The Delta Variant Impact The Markets?

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought the financial world to its knees in 2020. Steep sell-offs in equities and commodities plagued the markets as capitulation became a theme for March and April of 2020. Later in the year, a second wave of COVID-19 infections (1 July - 15 October) returned investor angst to the markets. By late-October, the Chicago Board of Trade's (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) posted a reading near 40.00—the highest…

  • Robinhood’s IPO – The Long Awaited Launch

    Robinhood is a mobile trading app with a massive following in the US. As its name suggests, its mission is to make Wall Street available to everyone not just the wealthy. The company has made global headlines in 2021, mainly around the Gamestop short squeeze, and is a driving factor of the growing influence social media is having recently on financial markets. The IPO has been long awaited and finally…

  • What Is “Beta” In Investing?

    In the capital markets, balancing risk and reward is a primary task for active participants. On the risk side of the equation, beta is a tool used by traders and investors to quantify a security's exposure to systemic risk. Regardless of whether one is trading stocks, bonds, currency, futures or options, beta can be an invaluable asset when assessing risk and reward. Beta Defined According to the financial dictionary, beta…

  • What is Behind Copper’s Rising Price?

    Copper prices have skyrocketed in the past year and recently hit record highs in the latter half of May 2021. Prices have been driven up by high demand of various industries around the world, as the post-Covid recovery takes off. What makes copper valuable? Primarily it is a metal with excellent electricity conducting properties, it's other properties include: • Excellent heat conductivity. • Good corrosion resistance. • Good biofouling resistance.…

  • Buy Stop Order

    In forex trading, there are many types of orders that traders use to enter and exit the market. Among the most popular are stop, limit and market orders. Each offers unique functionality and a collection of strategic uses. No matter what the trader may be tasked with, it's important to understand how these three order types work and how to maximise their efficiency in live market conditions. The Three Primary…

  • Activist Investor

    Within the financial markets, there are a wide variety of participants whose primary goal is to make money. While brokerage firms, retail traders and institutional capital outlets all hope to achieve sustainable profitability, one group also seeks influence. Known as activist investors, such entities engage the markets to invoke corporate and sectoral change. What Is An Activist Investor? Activist investors are entities that tactically focus their capital to gain control…

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