Financial Markets Explained (Page 3/4)

What is the EFSF

What is EFSF – European Financial Stability Fund

The EFSF, European Financial Stability fund was founded in May 2010 with the objective to act as a bank (although…

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What are Credit Default Swaps

CDS, or Credit Default Swaps is a form of fixed income derivate and makes for a complex investment vehicle which…

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How are stock Market Indices Valued

Stock indices are financial markets made up of individual underlying stocks. While the stock indices are independent markets to themselves,…

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Quantitative Easing Explained and how it works

Quantitative easing is a form of a monetary policy, often used by central banks in order to raise the money supplies…

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FOMC Meeting Minutes Explained – How to Trade

FOMC meeting minutes is a report released by the US Federal Reserve, a few weeks after the actual FOMC meeting…

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BRICS Summit – About time to be taken seriously?

The fourth annual BRICS summit is scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India on the 29th of March. Originally…

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LIBOR Explained. What are LIBOR Rates

LIBOR, an acronymn for London Interbank Offered Rate has become a standard for banks in most countries such as the…

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Bank Stress Test Explained

Bank stress test is mainly used in order to ascertain the stability of the given institution, in this aspect, the…

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Forex Basics: Bull Markets vs. Bear Markets

When trading Forex or any other financial markets, you may often hear the expression “bull market” or “bear market.” Well,…

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What is LTRO Financing. ECB LTRO Explained

LTRO is defined as the Long Term Refinancing Operations by the ECB or the European Central Bank. While LTRO has…

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iShares ETF – An Introduction to iShares

iShares ETF  is a combination of an index fund and a share. iShares ETFs are traded on the local stock…

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Carry Trade Strategy Explained

Carry trade strategy is an interest rate arbitrage strategy which aims to take advantage of interest rate differentials between two economies…

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