Investing Basics

  • Bonds – Definition and How to Invest
    Bonds are debt instruments issued by governments and companies with the aim to finance their budget or their activities.  Buying a bond is like lending money to a government or to a company.  As such, the main risk of a bond is the defaul ..
  • Stochastic RSI (StochRSI)
    The Stochastic RSI indicator was developed by Tushard Chande and Stanley Kroll.  It shows the level of the current RSI as compared to the High-Low range of past RSI values for a certain period of time.  The High-Low range is a range defin ..
  • Stochastic Oscillator
    The Stochastic Oscillator indicator was developed by George C. Lane.  It shows the level of the current closing price as compared to the High-Low range of past closing prices for a certain period of time.  The level of the current price i ..
  • Simple Moving Average (SMA)
    Simple Moving Averages are popular technical indicators used to gauge the performance of a price.  It compares the current price to the average of its historical price movements.  If the current price crosses over the SMA, it normally ind ..
  • Relative Strength Index (RSI)
    The Relative Strength Index indicator was created by J. Welles Wilder.  The RSI measures the change in price movements relative to its historical performance hence, is categorized as a momentum indicator.  RSI is used to indicate when a s ..
  • Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)
    MACD was developed by Gerald Appel.  It is calculated by subtracting the 12-Time Period Exponential Moving Averages (EMA) from the 26-Time Period EMA.  The Time Period could be a day, week, month, or even a minute.  The EMAs are trend fo ..
  • Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
    Exponential Moving Averages are popular technical indicators used to gauge the performance of a price.  It compares the current price to the average of its historical price movements.  If the current price crosses over the EMA, it normall ..
  • Reading Financial Statements
    Basic terminologies Annual report This is a comprehensive report on a company's activities during the preceding year. Annual reports provide shareholders and other interested people with information about the company's activities and ..
  • Understanding Investment Terminologies
    Fundamental analysis This analysis is an attempt to measure a company’s intrinsic value by examining various quantitative and qualitative factors. Through this analysis, a value is determined, which an investor can use to compare with ..
  • Basic Equity Investment Strategy
    Types of stocks Defensive stocks/non-cyclical stocks Defensive stocks are issued by companies resistant to economic cycles. They are relatively immune to economic volatility. Thus, these stocks are less risky than cyclical stocks ..

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