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  • Article / 27 March 2018 at 10:45 GMT

    Why use options? A quick review of their benefits ... and risks

    Director, Europe / The Options Industry Council (OIC)
    United Kingdom
    Why use options? A quick review of their benefits ... and risks
    We often take for granted the reasons we use various tools in our portfolios. This article revisit some reasons why options may be useful financial instruments, which can include managing risk, generating income, gaining leverage, and market entry at lower cost than buying stocks.
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  • Trade view / 14 July 2014 at 8:23 GMT
    Medium term

    Continental AG offers a defined-risk bounce opportunity

    Trader /
    United States
    Shares of German tyre and automotive parts manufacturer Continental AG (CONG:xetr) stood out to me last week as they once again neared their 200-day simple moving average (red line). This line currently also coincides with the stock's early 2009 up-trend, thus offering traders and investors alike a terrific line in the sand for risk management purposes, i.e. clearly-defined risk.
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  • Squawk / 11 June 2014 at 16:43 GMT
    Real estate agent trainee / home v/Bjerregaard og Co.
    Just bought some Continental AG stocks. The company produces a lot of components for modern cars. Higher demand for active security systems and improvements in technology makes this stock very interesting. The stock is not priced higher than similar companies even though it has a lot of potential for growth.
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    Mads Koefoed Mads Koefoed
    Hi fxtime. I'm looked into indices at the moment, but nothing useful so far...
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    Hmm I am watching ZN against Nas and spx against T-bonds ! It is the rate of change that interests me and not necessarily the spread!
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    Mads I notice that UK gilts have reached a 15yr high against the Bund ! UK gilts have a yieild 2.64% against 1.47% Bund....thus the UK gov't...