COVID-19 is disrupting the retail industry. Retailers are closing stores, laying off employees, and radically restructuring their business models to suit the digital economy. Starbuck’s (NASDAQ: SBUX) slump in growth during the pandemic gives investors an insight into the suffering retail industry. Starbucks has fought hard to make coffee and SBUX inextricable.… Read more
Why did the ADAP surge this week?
Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (Nasdaq: ADAP) skyrocketed 128% on Friday. Investors rallied behind ADAP because of their positive phase 1 cancer trial. ADAP’s synovial sarcoma cancer candidate (ADP-A2M4) reported a 50% response rate in patients suffering from lung, head, and neck cancers.… Read more
Why did the stock rise?
Evofem made headlines after the FDA approved Evofem’s (NASDAQ: EVFM) new birth control gel “Phexxi.” Phexxi is an applicator that women insert before sex to prevent pregnancy. The FDA approved the drug through Phase 3 clinical trial, enrolling tests of 1,330 women.… Read more
The tensions between Australia and China are intensifying. The Australian government is pushing for an independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19. In retaliation, China accused Australia of parroting the United States in advocating an inquiry. The Chinese Ambassador, Cheng Jingye, warned Australia that Chinese consumers might boycott Australian goods and services if they pursue the investigation.… Read more
COVID-19 is taking away our loved ones, radically changing life as we know it, and causing the global economy to come to a standstill. The catastrophic economic repercussions of COVID-19 caused The International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release a revised economic outlook for 2020.
The IMF forecast the global economy will fall by 3% (April), which is much worse than the GFC.… Read more
Panic, overinflated fear, and now false recoveries. Stimulus packages , RBA cuts , national lockdowns, empty supermarket shelves, rollercoaster activity on the stock market, and exponential escalations in the coronavirus death toll.
After reading that, your brain might feel like it is travelling at a million miles an hour.… Read more
As we enter the 1styear of the 2020 decade, the YIG team thought it would be interesting to discuss about the future likely trend of the financial market. The team have figured ESG investing, specifically regards to climate change, will have a significant impact on the market.… Read more
Before I start, I am obliged to remind our viewers that this is not advice only general commentary from my extensive research in this area.
What is a Derivative Security?
A Derivative Security is a financial instrument whose value depends on the underlying asset.
Examples of Derivative Securities are:
Examples of Underlying Assets are:
- Financial Securities
- Stock indices
- Metals (copper, gold, silver)
- Agricultural (corn, cotton, orange juice, coffee, cattle)
- Oil products, natural gas
A Futures Contract is an agreement between a buyer (long position) and a seller (short position), to buy or sell the underlying asset at a certain time in the future (which is the maturity date), with a predetermined price.… Read more
You may have heard of the phrase “risk it for the biscuit”, which basically means, to earn a reward, you must take risks. Sacrificing what you currently own for a better future. This concept applies in many cases in life, financial markets too.
The logic behind “risk and return” is described by the nature of an investment.… Read more