Employee stock options are schemes to enable workers to buy stakes in the companies they work for. They can be an effective way of rewarding, retaining and incentivising staff, and were historically seen as a highly desirable staff benefit.
Short selling and buying put options can be used to profit from falling share prices. But what differentiates the two approaches and how do they stack up against each other?
Deflation fires off a tonne of things central bankers don’t want in a grown-up economy
Internet companies – Amazon, Google, Apple – are among the hottest sector buys, and have been during the past five years, but it can be confusing, time consuming and costly picking the individual stocks for your portfolio
Euronext describes itself as the leading pan-European exchange in the eurozone. It had nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth some €3.5 trillion in market capitalisation at end March 2017.
The disposition effect is when an investor, or investors, hold on to losing stocks too long and sell winning stocks too soon. It is based on fear of making losses.
Securities trading in Hong Kong has an exotic history with taipan-era reports dating back to the mid-19th century. The first formal market, the Association of Stockbrokers in Hong Kong, was not established until 1891
Game theory is a concept in applied mathematics that can be used to study and interpret a variety of behaviour. In business and economics game theory is most commonly used to study aspects of decision making – particularly between competing parties in activities that involve bargaining.
Exchange traded funds (ETF) are a collection of assets built into a single fund that can be traded on a stock exchange, much like the shares in a company. The price of an ETF moves depending on the average value of the underlying assets within.