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How Traders Measure Liquidity

David Lerman, Senior Director of Education at CME Group

By Dave Lerman The investment community usually defines a liquid investment as something that can be easily turned into cash. Selling a house is an example of an illiquid investment.  It could take weeks or months to close on the transaction and receive your money.  Stocks, however, tend to be ...

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Factors Affecting Oil Prices

Factors Affecting Oil Prices Crude Oil prices are determined by commodities traders who buy oil futures contracts in the commodities market. These contracts are agreements to buy or sell oil at a specific date in the future for an agreed-upon price. They are executed on the floor of a commodity ...

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