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Futures contracts are the most popular way to trade commodities, according to Investopedia. A futures contract is a deal to buy or sell a certain number of commodities on a later date and at an agreed price. Investors us... More »

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The city of Timbuktu is best known for its trade in gold, salt and superior schools. Some people even called it the “Golden City” for this reason. Between the 13th and 17th centuries, Timbuktu was the center of learning ... More »

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Pre-market stock trading is a term used to refer to trading that takes place before the opening of a stock market. The regular hours meant for trading for a stock market begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, while pre-market ... More »

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A call option provides an investor with the right to purchase an asset such as a stock, commodity or bond at a specified time during a specified time period, explains Investopedia, whereas a put option provides an invest... More »

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An automated trader system is used to program trade exits and entries according to the trader's specific rules, which are made through a computer, according to Investopedia. The rules used to program a trader can be as s... More »

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Stock market crashes occur when there is an unanticipated drop in stock prices; therefore, there is no way to determine how often crashes happen, explains Investopedia. Two of the biggest crashes in the 20th century occu... More »

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