Questions tagged [derivatives]

This tag is to be used for any question on deravites. It should typically be used in conjuction with the actual instrument being used like Options, Swaps, Futures

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What happens if I do not honor a futures contract?

I have little knowledge about futures contracts. The recent negative price of crude oil spurred my curiosity about this stuff. I read this post about buying/selling futures contracts. According to ...
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What happens after a counterparty defaults on a derivative trade?

I understand that counterparty risk, or the risk of the counterparty defaulting when they lose on a bet, is inherent when trading derivatives. My question is what happens after they default? Is there ...
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Buying a small amount (e.g. $50) of stock via eToro “Social Trading Network” using a “CFD”?

On LinkedIn I saw an ad claiming I could buy some AAPL stock for as little as $50. I clicked and came to a site called eToro that calls themselves a "Social Trading Network". It appears the buying of ...
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Do physical ETFs possess the same problems as CDOs?

Today Michael Burry explained to Bloomberg that ETFs are comparible to subprime CDOs, in that investors are buying securities that aren't backed by any real value: Passive investing has removed ...
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“Derivative” and “asset-backed security”: Same concept, or related?

Derivative and asset-backed security seem to be similar, as both are based on some other assets. So I wonder if they are the same concept?