Arbitrage is a way to make risk-free profits by taking advantage of a market’s price differences. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy shows two examples of using arbitrage in futures contracts, and he identifies important information you should know if you try this type of transaction.
When you see a futures curve trending downward, it’s possible you’re observing a market in backwardation. The inverse of contango, backwardation occurs when the futures price for a given date falls below the expected value
Unlike forward contracts, commodity futures can be bought and sold on the open market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains the mechanics of futures contracts.
Contango may seem daunting to those new to investing or unfamiliar with futures contracts, but it doesn’t have to be. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy illustrates.
Do margin contracts really defend market participants from commodity price volatility? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy verifies the math. Then he explains how these contracts work in practice.
Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.
Futures curves are important for companies to understand trading commodities on the open market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.
Margin accounts are a big part of buying and selling futures contracts, which allow buyers and sellers to protect themselves against price volatility. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates the reasons for the existence of margin accounts for futures contracts.
The Russia crisis this week has thrust the talk of "capital controls" back into the global financial conversation.
The beige book is an important indicator on the state of the U.S. economy and a critical tool for the Federal Reserve. CNBC explains.
The debt ceiling is a cap set by Congress on how much the federal government can borrow to pay its debts.
Argentina is almost certainly headed for a technical default of its bond-payment obligations at 12:01 Thursday morning.
As Pope Francis assumes leadership of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he's got his work cut out for him on many fronts.
There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.
CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the economics of home lending by the numbers.
The housing market is one of the pillars of the U.S. economy and there may be no better indication of how the market is doing than housing starts.
You may have heard this term in the aftermath of the real estate bubble. So what is an underwater mortgage?
President Obama wants to use the tax code to slow the widening gap between the richest and poorest.
The Swiss National Bank's move to break the franc away from its set value against the euro stunned financial markets.
No matter where you are in terms of investment knowledge, investors all agree on one thing: don't panic.