Bivium Presents the “Trader Series”

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What is the "Trader Series"?

By request, Bivium is putting together a series of short articles about self-directed investing and trading. We will cover topics including equities/stock trading, futures contracts, options contracts, traditional forex and fintech.

Lets start off the discussion by stating that the content in this series is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained on our Site constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Bivium Software or any third party service provider to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments in this or in in any other jurisdiction in which such solicitation or offer would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. All information in this series is just of general nature.


"Equities" is just another term for stocks or shares. Just like building "equity" in a home pay paying down the mortgage. Buying equities/shares in a publicly traded company gives you minority ownership in that company.


"Options" are contracts that represent 100 shares of a specific stock. Options give you the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell shares of a stock a specific price, on a specific date. Options are inherently more risky than just buying common stock.


"Futures" unlike Options contracts, are derivative financial contracts that obligate the ownership party to transact an asset at a predetermined future date and price. Futures are also inherently more risky than just buying common stock.


"FinTech" or Financial Technology, is a term used to describe some up and coming alternative investment vehicles like Bitcoin and other blockchain based projects. For the purpose of education, we will also lump some information about "FOREX" into this category.

Where to Start?

The idea of stocks, bonds, options, futures, forex, fintech, etc. can be overwhelming. In this series we will not only cover some of the market basics and theories around these, we will also cover items of personal finance. One of the best things to do would be invest in yourself before ever investing in the markets.

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