Options Market

According to Options Clearing Corporation (OCC- www.theocc.com ) the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organisation, achieved in 2020, clears record 7,52billion total contracts and 7,47billion options contracts. A total volume up 71% from a year ago and a rise more than 50% from 2019. What is an option contract An option is a contract between …

The Reasons of Why the Upward March in Stock Prices might continue in 2021

Many analysts consider some data that unfolded during 2020 and particularly at the end of 2020. With the announcement that vaccine production has begun and the mass vaccination of the world’s population against Covid-19 has begun, it gave the early signal that the pandemic is over. The governments of developed countries have already prepared in …

Will the Reform of a Company’s Listing Criteria Give Healthier Stock Markets to China?

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order last November (2020) banning American investment firms from investing funds in Chinese companies located on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and working with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), forced on December 31, the NYSE to announce that it would remove (delist) the Chinese companies China Telecom, …

The Gap Between How the Capital Markets Perceives Risk in Government Bonds Compared to the Verdict of The Credit Rating Houses

Markets always send the signal of risk or euphoria first, either by launching or shrinking bond spreads respectively and long before rating agencies start one by one and slowly downgrade the credit rating of the country which is under consideration. It is common for Big-Four Rating Companies – Fitch Ratings, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, DBRS …

The low interest rates, their consequences & the returns of assets as an investment selection criterion

In EU member countries (e.g. Denmark, Germany) commercial banks are proceeding to mortgage loans with a negative lending rate. In other words, these banks grant discounted housing loans to borrowers and since the repayment of the mortgage loan not only will not be paid interest, but the borrower will repay capital in total less than …

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