Terms Beginning With I

On this page you will find a list of all our topics starting with the letter I. The page contains links to guides, reviews etc.

  • IBEX 35
    Stock Exchange
    List of the top IBEX 35 brokers and platforms. Our trading tutorial explains how the IBEX 35 works, along with investment vehicles available to traders.
  • Ibovespa - Trading The Bovespa Index In Brazil
    Article
    Ibovespa - Trading The Bovespa Index In Brazil. Emerging markets present risk and opportunity. We explore the Ibovespa index from weighting to live charts.
  • IC Markets
    Broker Review
    IC Markets review: years of real-money trading insights, detailed pros and cons, and how it stacks up against other brokers.
  • ICE FX
    Broker Review
    ICE FX is a Malaysian forex and CFD STP broker, offering MT4 access for 45 different instruments. Read on to discover account types, leverage rates & more.
  • Ichimoku Cloud
    Article
    Ichimoku cloud explained. From settings and strategy, to crypto specifics, we detail the Ichimoku system with a full tutorial to clarify your understanding.
  • ICM Brokers
    Broker Review
    ICM Brokers offers online trading in forex and CFDs. Read our review for details of the MetaTrader 4 download, live and demo accounts, regulations, & more.
  • ICM Capital
    Broker Review
    ICM Capital is an award-winning UK-based trading broker. For deposits and withdrawals, account types and market access, check out our review.
  • Icon FX
    Broker Review
    Must read review of ASIC-regulated STP broker, Icon FX. Trading conditions and functions unpacked, plus details of customer care options.
  • iDeal
    Payment Method
    We list the best brokers that accept iDEAL deposits and withdrawals. We analyze payment fees, transaction times and more.
  • IFC Markets
    Broker Review
    IFC Markets offers 600+ assets on the MT4, MT5 and NetTradeX platforms. Check out our review for app downloads, demo accounts, deposits, and more.
  • IFGM
    Broker Review
    IFGM is an ASIC-regulated FX broker. Find out about trading tools, mobile apps, customer support and safety of deposits. Open an account and trade today.
  • iFOREX
    Broker Review
    iFOREX offers 800+ FX & CFD instruments. Our review unpacks their trading platform, mobile app, payment methods, and more. Read and sign-up today.
  • IFX Brokers
    Broker Review
    The pros and cons of trading with IFX Brokers, from minimum deposit and bonus info to account types, withdrawal times and FSCA license details.
  • IG
    Broker Review
    IG review based on first-hand trading experience. We rate IG for trust, accounts, markets, fees, platforms, education, research and support.
  • IIFL
    Broker Review
    IIFL is a leading securities broker based in India. Read our review for information on Demat account charges, trading markets, mobile apps and more.
  • IMMFX
    Broker Review
    IMMFX is an online broker offering leveraged trading on forex and CFDs. Read our review for MT4 platform details, spreads and account options.
  • Impaired Asset
    Blog Post
    We look at the concept of an impaired asset, how they work, impairment testing, impairment of intangibles, and more.
  • Implied Volatility (IV)
    Blog Post
    Implied volatility (IV) is an important concept in options trading and risk management.It is a measure of the market’s expectation of future price volatility and is derived from option prices.By understanding implied volatility, traders can gain insights into market sentiment and make more informed decisions.In this article, we’ll look at the concept of implied volatility, […]
  • Importance of Expected Value in Trading
    Blog Post
    Every decision that you make in the financial markets should be formulated as an expected value calculation. Every trade or every bet can be thought of as a
  • Important WSJ Article on Accounting Fraud in China
    Blog Post
    Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal published a very important article regarding the rampant accounting fraud, financial reporting improprieties, and secur
  • Indemnity
    Blog Post
    What Is An Indemnity? An indemnity is a financial compensation arrangement in which one party agrees to reimburse the other party for any losses that may be
  • Index Fund vs. ETF
    Blog Post
    We look at Index Funds vs. ETF, types of index funds, stock-picking vs. index funds, pros and cons, index funds and dividends, and more.
  • Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL)
    Blog Post
    What Is Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL)? Indexed universal life insurance (IUL) is a type of permanent life insurance that offers death benefit prote
  • Indian Rupee Trading
    Article
    Indian rupee trading allows investors to speculate on the performance of the volatile, growing economy of India. Read on for top tips and more.
  • Indifference Price (Reservation Price or Private Valuation)
    Blog Post
    We look at the concept of the Indifference Price is asset valuation. Where does it apply and when is it most relevant?
  • Individual Savings Accounts - ISAs
    Article
    ISAs offer UK citizens a tax-free way to make investments or earn passive income through interest rates. Check out our full guide today.
  • Infinox
    Broker Review
    Infinox is an FCA-licensed broker with 900+ assets, STP & ECN account types, plus copy trading. But do our experts recommend signing up with Infinox?
  • Inflation - Everything You Need to Know About Its Impacts on Markets
    Blog Post
    Inflation & changes in the expectations of where inflation will go is one of the main two overarching forces dictating how asset prices move.
  • Inflation and Bonds: Why the 2020s Aren’t Like the 2010s
    Blog Post
    Inflation dynamics aren’t likely to hold the trends that were prevalent in the 2010s, which has implications for bonds and other types of assets. Why inflation is important and the impact on the bond marketTo understand how inflation is relevant to the investor or trader we must first understand what inflation means and its impact on […]
  • Inflation and CPI Swaps - How Do They Work?
    Blog Post
    An inflation swap is an agreement between two parties to exchange periodic payments based on inflation.The payments are usually based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). CPI swaps are used to hedge against inflation or to speculate on inflation.Inflation swaps can be used to hedge against inflation by fixing the payments that will […]
  • Inflation and Impact on Asset Classes
    Blog Post
    Inflation generally causes the Fed to tighten monetary policy. This impacts asset classes by removing liquidity from the financial system. Namely, the process of raising interest rates and/or slowing the pace of central bank asset purchases slows money and credit creation.This is the point at which you often see the classic moves that mark a turning […]
  • Inflation and Wealth: The Implications of One on the Other
    Blog Post
    Inflation is the highest in the US and most parts of developed Europe in more than three decades, so everyone is seeing their existing level of wealth being eroded. Even for those seeing wealth increases, the real value of that wealth isn’t what is used to mean.Those on fixed-benefit plans and/or those who hold most […]
  • Inflation Derivatives
    Blog Post
    Inflation derivatives are a type of exotic derivative, which give the holder the right, but not the obligation, to receive a payment based on the rate of
  • Inflation Protection: Asset Allocation in a Rising Inflation Environment
    Blog Post
    Other types of assets are needed to provide inflation protection. The basic premise driving asset allocation in a rising inflation environment is that asset
  • Inflation Targeting: Why Do Central Banks Do It?
    Blog Post
    Inflation targeting is the most foundational central banking practice. Why is this and how does it attracts your trading.
  • Inflation-Linked Bonds & TIPS: A Primer
    Blog Post
    Inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) – also commonly called inflation-indexed bonds, inflation-protected bonds, or linkers – are a type of fixed income security wh
  • Inflation-Linked Bonds vs. Nominal Bonds
    Blog Post
    Inflation-Linked Bonds vs. Nominal Bonds - We look at them from various angles, including allocation approaches between them in a portfolio.
  • Inflationary Depressions and The Currency Dynamic
    Blog Post
    We look at inflationary depressions, how they happen, and the role of central banks in managing the balance.
  • Information Geometry in Finance, Markets & Trading
    Blog Post
    We look at information geometry & its value in finance and quantitative trading. Statistical manifolds. Modeling.
  • Information Ratio
    Article
    The information ratio, sometimes called the appraisal ratio, works to measure the risk-adjusted return of a financial asset portfolio (collection of assets)
  • Infrastructure Investing
    Blog Post
    Discover the benefits of infrastructure investing - diversification, stability, attractive returns - and explore the best infrastructure ETFs.
  • Ingot Brokers
    Broker Review
    The pros and cons of trading with Ingot Brokers. Copy trading, commissions, customer service, withdrawals, and more reviewed and rated by expert traders.
  • InstaForex
    Broker Review
    Use our expert review to find out more about the trading platform - InstaForex. We unpack trading contests, MT4 downloads, the client cabinet, and more.
  • Institutional Adoption of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
    Blog Post
    In an environment where liquidity (money and credit) is abundant, it tends to bid up the prices of everything. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, which were once considered purely speculative fringe assets, are now increasingly seeing interest from institutional investors. For most individuals, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are a way to speculate. In a bull market, most people focus […]
  • Institutional Ownership - Does It Matter?
    Blog Post
    We look at institutional ownership and its effect on markets, along with “smart money,” public promotion, and insider ownership.
  • Inter-Commodity Spreads (ICS) and Relative Value Trades
    Blog Post
    Inter-commodity spreads (commonly known as ICS), represent the spreads between different futures contracts. Certain brokerages (e.g., Interactive Brokers) a
  • Interactive Brokers
    Broker Review
    In-depth Interactive Brokers review: real traders unveil the strengths, weaknesses, and how IBKR stacks up against competitors.
  • Interactive Investor
    Broker Review
    Full review of Interactive Investor with fees, charges, safety ratings & FCA oversight explained. A must see before opening a trading, ISA or SIPP account.
  • Interest Coverage Ratio
    Blog Post
    What Is the Interest Coverage Ratio?The interest coverage ratio is a financial metric that measures a company’s ability to make interest payments on its debt.The interest coverage ratio is calculated by dividing a company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) by its interest expenses.A high interest coverage ratio indicates that a company has significant earnings […]
  • Interest Rate Caps, Floors, and Collars
    Blog Post
    We cover how Interest Rate Caps, Floors, and Collars are used among traders, investors, and companies to hedge against interest rate risk.
  • Interest Rate Immunization - Protecting Your Portfolio from Interest Rate Risk
    Blog Post
    We look at interest rate immunization, a strategy to protect your investments from interest rate risk and how to choose the right approach.
  • Interest Rate Options
    Article
    Interest rate options are often used as a hedging tool during economic uncertainty. We explain how trading interest rate options works with examples.
  • Interest Rate Parity (IRP)
    Blog Post
    We look at Interest Rate Parity (IRP) in global finance. Arbitrage opportunities, predict forward exchange rates, and make better decisions.
  • Interest Rate Swaps
    Article
    Interest rates swaps are a trading area that’s not widely explored by non-institutional investors. Let’s go through what these are and how to use them.
  • Interest Rates
    Article
    An interest rate represents the amount of interest that is due per period in relation to the amount borrowed, lent, or deposited. Interest rates can refer t
  • InterForex
    Broker Review
    InterForex offers trading in FX, CFDs and options on bespoke broker platforms. For payment rates, trading tools and bonuses, see our review.
  • Intertemporal Portfolio Choice
    Blog Post
    Intertemporal Portfolio Choice - We look at its theoretical framework, dynamic asset allocation, time horizon, risk tolerance & life stages.
  • Intertrader
    Broker Review
    Intertrader offers powerful platforms and a range of online trading products. For spreads, fees, leverage rates and more, read our review today.
  • InTheMoneyStocks.com
    Article
    InTheMoneyStocks.com Review. We take a look at the InTheMoneyStocks services and explain what you get for your money - and whether it is worth it
  • Inventory Optimization & Supply Chain Management (Methods)
    Blog Post
    Inventory Optimization - Just in Time (JIT), Economic Order Quantity (EOQ), Economic Production Quantity (EPQ), Economic Batch Quantity.
  • Inventory Turnover
    Blog Post
    What Is Inventory Turnover?Inventory turnover is a ratio that shows how many times a company’s inventory is sold or used over a period. It is also known as “inventory turnover” or “stock turnover”.Inventory turnover measures the number of times a company sells and replaces its inventory during a given period.A high inventory turnover indicates that […]
  • Invest Voyager
    Broker Review
    Invest Voyager is a top-rated crypto exchange. The mobile trading app offers access to leading tokens with low fees. Read our review for more details.
  • Invest.com
    Broker Review
    Invest.com review. Simple and Pro Platforms reviewed, including the app for both. Range of account types, and low minimum trade and deposits
  • InvestEngine
    Broker Review
    InvestEngine is a British investment broker offering an impressive range of ETFs over a variety of savings and investment accounts. Find out more today.
  • Investing in a Zero Interest Rate Environment
    Blog Post
    The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a new paradigm in monetary and fiscal policy. This has implications for investing in a zero interest rate environment.
  • Investing in Africa
    Blog Post
    Investing in Africa can diversify portfolios & offer high returns but comes with challenges like political & FX risks. Learn more about Investing in Africa.
  • Investing in Gold: Its Role in a Portfolio
    Blog Post
    Investing in gold is not usually the first allocation priority in most people's portfolios. It does, however, have an important role to play when it's alloc
  • Investing in Private Assets - 5 Requirements
    Blog Post
    Private assets can diversify portfolios and achieve higher returns, but it requires expertise, time, risk tolerance, income independence, and size.
  • Investing in the Airlines Industry
    Blog Post
    The airlines industry is not a stranger to crises, but the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed it into new territory that it’s never experienced. The coronavirus a
  • Investing in the Music Industry
    Blog Post
    The music industry has massive underlying demand. YouTube’s most popular videos and most viewed videos ever are disproportionately music videos. The top one
  • Investment Banking Target Schools
    Blog Post
    We provide lists of investment banking target schools, from the Ivy League, business schools, elite universities (US and int'l), and liberal arts colleges.
  • Investment Industry Regulatory Organization Of Canada (IIROC)
    Financial Regulator
    We review and compare the top brokers regulated by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Trade with a secure Canadian broker.
  • Investopedia
    Trader Service
    Investopedia is a US-based financial media website. Find out if its dictionary, academy & articles are trustworthy. Our review also lists top alternatives.
  • Investors Underground
    Trader Service
    Investors Underground is an interactive day trading community offering easy-access chat rooms and training courses. Find out how it works today.
  • Investous
    Broker Review
    Investous Review. Expert review of online broker, Investous. From minimum deposit to fees and spreads. Is the trading advice a scam?
  • IQ Option
    Broker Review
    IQ Option Review. With withdrawal, platform v4.0, demo account, bonus and download info. Are IQ Option safe? Learn with our IQ Option day trading tutorial.
  • IQCent
    Broker Review
    Full review and expert verdict on IQCent, with pros and cons evaluated. We compare and rate market access, fees, regulation and more.
  • Iron
    Commodity
    How to start trading iron ore online, from the best brokers and apps to chart symbols, market economics and opening hours.
  • IronFX
    Broker Review
    Expert review of IronFX trading broker, including platforms, mobile apps, fees, and leverage. The key pros and cons of opening an IronFX account revealed.
  • Is a Currency War the Next Big Global Macro Event?
    Blog Post
    The main risk for a currency war these days is probably in relation to its tie-ins with the US-China trade conflict. When the US escalates, China could
  • Is a Recession Coming? Where We Are Now
    Blog Post
    Is a recession coming? When is it coming? How do I prepare for it? Most everywhere the question is answered in a relatively banal way – e.g., using
  • Is Binary Options Gambling?
    Article
    We examine binary options trading vs gambling. We unpack rules, regulations and examples to answer whether binary options is gambling or not.
  • Is Bitcoin A Viable Alternative to Stocks and Gold?
    Blog Post
    Cryptocurrency is an incredible invention. It’s increasingly become a type of currency and store of value that’s been programmed into a computer and sustained to last.At this time of increased money and debt creation as economies try to relieve their economic problems – a process that will go on for some time – there is […]
  • Is Bitcoin Dead?
    Article
    Is the world’s most divisive crypto dead, on life support or preparing for a resurgence? We look at what could be the final nails in Bitcoin’s coffin.
  • Is Cash A Good Investment?
    Blog Post
    Cash provides safety, liquidity, and optionality. Having some part of your portfolio in cash is important but how much cash should you keep as a buffer.
  • Is Real Estate a Good Inflation Hedge?
    Blog Post
    Real estate is often considered a good inflation hedge. Is it? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of considering real estate as an inflation hedge.
  • Is Retained Earnings an Asset? 
    Blog Post
    We look at the relation between retained earnings and assets. While retained earnings are not an asset, they play a role in a company's growth.
  • Is Service Revenue an Asset? 
    Blog Post
    In this article, we take a look at why service revenue is not considered an asset in accounting and how it differs from assets.
  • Is Spread Betting Tax Free?
    Article
    We answer whether spread betting profits are tax free in the UK and Ireland. Find out how spread bets are taxed under the latest rules and regulations.
  • Is the 60/40 Portfolio Dead?
    Blog Post
    The 60/40 portfolio pertains to an asset allocation that is 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds to achieve safe returns.
  • Is The Stock Market Overvalued?
    Blog Post
    When you buy a financial asset you’re putting up a lump sum payment for a series of future cash flows. So, any question of is the stock market overvalued
  • Is the Yen’s Safe Haven Status Changing?
    Blog Post
    The yen is typically thought of as the biggest safe haven in the FX market. That’s one of the first things an FX trader learns about the market. There are a
  • Is There Cash on the Sidelines?
    Blog Post
    Cash on the sidelines is a term that traders refer to in order to describe how much capital is out there to go into financial assets. The price of a financi
  • Is Trading Like Gambling at a Casino?
    Blog Post
    We explain the ways financial trading and casino gambling are similar. Day trading is often dismissed as betting on the markets, is this true or false?
  • Is US Housing A Good Short?
    Blog Post
    Is US housing a good short (again)? It's a topic of discussion among some observing home prices increase in excess of wages.
  • Is Volatility Important?
    Blog Post
    In this article, we consider when volatility is important, when it's not important, and how relevant volatility is to the concept of risk.
  • ITradeFX
    Broker Review
    ITradeFX is an offshore trading broker offering a web terminal with tight spreads. Check out our review for trading calculators, indicators & trust ratings.