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Binary GuideBinary Options For Beginners

Binary options first made an appearance on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in 1973. Up until 2008, they were widely unregulated over-the-counter (OTC) financial instruments available to banks and high net worth investors. In that same year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) first legalized the listing of binary options as tradable items on international financial markets. This coincided with the subprim...

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Analyst RatingRecent Rule Changes To Analyst Ratings

Analysts play a significant role in evaluating the stocks of publicly traded companies. With mass media and the advent of the Internet revolution many analyst evaluations have the potential to gain widespread exposure within a short timeframe. However, investors that look to such ratings must also research the background of each analyst as they often have a vested interest in the stock or company. Many conflicts of interest...

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OutperformThe Definition Of Underperform And Outperform

Analyst ratings can range anywhere from buy, strong buy and near-term to outperform, underperform, neutral and hold. They carry clout amongst professional and novice investors and serve as a reference point for trading decisions whether through etrading or more traditional investment routes. While it’s important to read the definitions of each analyst’s ratings, most terms have universal meanings that include underperfo...

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Market AnalystInterpreting Analyst Recommendations

Market analysts monitor the securities of publicly traded companies to make trade recommendations to investors. Analysts exert a great deal of influence on stock prices due to their extensive reach throughout global media channels. Recommendations they provide include buy, strong buy, near-term, over-perform, under-perform, neutral and hold. Researching the background of analysts is crucial prior to investing personal capit...

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Trading Stock OptionsAfter-Hours Trading

Many online trading platforms today offer binary options that are available 24/7 and are accessible via desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. Due to the rise of electronic communication networks (ECNs), After-Hours Trading (AHT) has gained mainstream popularity amongst investors. The most active trading hours for investors begin at the start of the London market opening at 8:00 GMT and end by the US market close at approximate...

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