Stocks Down After Democratic Poll Upset

U.S. stock futures pointed to a sharply lower start on Wall Street on Wednesday after Democrats swept Republicans from power in the U.S. House of Representatives and moved to the brink of taking the Senate.Nancy Pelosi spearheaded the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, [...]

MBSB – Pre-Independent Money Builder

Malaysia Building Society Berhad ( MBSB : stockcode 1171) has triggered FinanceTwitter and MACD "Buy" signal today with ratio of 71 Bulls : zero Bears. Volume has been building since 2 days ago. However the Relative Strength has already reached 70. The resistance is at RM 0.88 with highest recorded [...]

TANJONG – Ananda's Horse Is Running With KLCI

Tanjong Public Limited ( TANJONG : stockcode 2267 ), today triggered FinanceTwitter "Buy" signal with ratio of 2,786 Bulls : zero Bears (up from 109 Bulls yesterday). Stochastic indicator has just crossed with Relative Strength increase to 59.35. MACD triggered "Buy" signal as well. Volume is buildi [...]

Options Premium 101

What is option "premium"?The premium is the price at which an option trades, and is paid by the buyer to the writer (seller) of the contract. The premium paid by the buyer is non-refundable payment for the rights inherent in the long contract. The writer (seller) of an option contract keeps the prem [...]

Options Investing 101 – Part 3

What does it mean to be exercised or assigned on an option transaction?When you buy an option you have the right to either purchase or sell stock at a predetermined price. When and if you choose to purchase or sell stock at that predetermined price you are said to be "exercising your right".When you [...]

Options Investing 101 – Part 2

What is the contract size of an equity option?The contract size of an option refers to the amount of the underlying asset covered by the options contract. One option is equal to 100 shares unless adjusted for a special event, such as a stock split or a stock dividend. What is open interest?Open inte [...]

SUGAR Tumbles And Lost Sweetness

Loss-making Sugar Bun Corporation Bhd (SUGAR : stockcode 7036), which was queried by Bursa Malaysia on Oct 30 following the recent surge in the prices of its securities today tumbled by almost 30% (dropped by RM 0.88) from last Friday's closing of RM 2.94 to RM 2.06 at lunch-hour closing wiping out [...]

History Of Options Trading – Part 2

Chicago Board of TradeIn the late 1960s, as exchange volume for commodities began to shrink, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) explored opportunities for diversification into the options market. Joseph W. Sullivan, Vice President of Planning for the CBOT, studied the over-the-counter option market a [...]

History Of Options Trading – Part 1

Ancient OriginsAlthough it isn't known exactly when the first option contract traded, it is known that the Romans and Phoenicians used similar contracts in shipping. There is also evidence that Thales, a mathematician and philosopher in ancient Greece used options to secure a low price for olive pre [...]

Options Investing 101 – Part 1

While option trading is being seen and treated as something which is rare like Dinosaur in Malaysia (Singapore has been mooting this option trading for quite sometime but have still to set a concrete plan to introduce it), it was started in United States since April 26, 1973 with the establishment o [...]


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