Altuchers Income Advantage
What the Stock Market Is Saying About CEFs:
Stocks and closed-end funds don’t always trade in unison, but there are some shared risk factors.
Understanding the New Ireland Fund Tender Offer: You probably heard about IRL from your broker this month. Here’s what was going on.
The Power of Arbitrage: Thanks to Ivan Boesky and Hollywood, risk arbitrage is often seen as some dark back alley of Wall Street, populated by bad guys doing mysterious things with evil intent. That’s not the case at all.
Gabelli GDL Fund (GDL):I’m adding a fund to the portfolio to this month, and it has every-thing to do with risk arbitrage.
Stock trading course: Learn about Stock trading
A stock trader or equity trader or share trader is a person or company involved in trading equity securities.
Stock traders may be an agent, hedger, arbitrageur, speculator, stockbroker.
Such equity trading in large publicly traded companies may be through a stock exchange.
Stock shares in smaller public companies may be bought and sold in over-the-counter (OTC) markets.
Stock traders can trade on their own account, called proprietary trading, or through an agent authorized to buy and sell on the owner’s behalf.
Trading through an agent is usually through a stockbroker. Agents are paid a commission for performing the trade.
Major stock exchanges have market makers who help limit price variation (volatility) by buying and selling a particular company’s shares on their own behalf and also on behalf of other clients.