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Value Investing Lessons Relevant At All Times

  • Exotic Derivatives
    (Sep 2, 2010)This is the final article in the derivatives tutorial. So far, we have looked in detail at futures and options, how they are priced, and how they can be traded. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the exotic derivatives that have come up in financial markets today.
  • Options Trading Strategies - Part 2
    (Aug 26, 2010)Previously we examined some commonly used option trading strategies. These included outright directional strategies, protective puts, and covered calls.
  • Options Trading Strategies - Part 1
    (Aug 19, 2010)In the last two weeks, we discussed how options are priced and the various factors that affect option prices. In this and next week's article, we’ll discuss some commonly used option trading strategies.
  • Option Pricing - Part II
    (Aug 12, 2010)In the previous week's article, we discussed some of the basic tenets of options. These included how they operate, and the concepts of intrinsic and time value.
  • Option Pricing - Part I
    (Aug 5, 2010)Option pricing is a very popular topic for any students studying finance; it can get extremely technical and sometimes divorced from reality. Over the next two articles, my aim is to provide you with the tools to understand how options are priced, and what are the risks involved.
  • Futures trading strategies
    (Jul 29, 2010)In the previous week, we discussed the mechanics of trading futures, and provided some examples of how to trade them. This week, I'd like to talk about a few trading strategies that can be implemented through the use of futures contracts.
  • How does Futures pricing work?
    (Jul 22, 2010)As I discussed in the previous week, a futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell an asset on a particular date in the future.
  • Real estate: Have you looked at these key points?
    (Jul 15, 2010)The real estate pack has traditionally been a high beta play. Being cyclical in nature, the industry does not find favour amongst many value investors. The real estate pack as a whole is known for market outperformance when the economy is in boom.
  • Introduction to Derivatives
    (Jul 15, 2010)What is a derivative? A derivative is a financial instrument that derives its value from another financial asset. For example, the value of a crude oil futures contract depends on the value of the underlying asset, which is crude oil itself.
  • Key banking ratios-II: PSUs vs private
    (Mar 18, 2010)In one of our recent articles, we discussed about some of the key ratios relating to a bank's balance sheet statement.