Charts & Patterns

  1. How To Decide If A Company's Stock Is Worth Buying

    NYU Stern Professor of Finance Aswath Damodaran shares his strategy for evaluating a company's stock.
  2. Up/Down Gap Side-by-Side White Lines

    The side by side white lines pattern is a three-candle continuation pattern that occurs in candlestick charts.
  3. Upside/Downside Gap Three Methods

    The gap three methods are three-candle reversal patterns that appear on candlestick charts.
  4. Three Outside Up/Down

    The three outside up and three outside down are three-candle reversal patterns that appear on candlestick charts.
  5. Three Inside Up/Down

    The three inside up and three inside down are three-candle reversal patterns that appear in candlestick charts.
  6. Three Stars in the South

    The three stars in the south is a three-candle bullish reversal pattern that appears on candlestick charts.
  1. Hedging Basics: What Is a Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  2. The Basics of the Bid-Ask Spread

    Successful traders must be aware of the difference between the bid price and the asking price of a security.
  3. Which Order to Use? Stop-Loss or Stop-Limit Order

    Stop-loss and stop-limit orders can provide different types of protection for investors seeking to lock in profits or limit ...
  4. A Guide to Trading Binary Options in the U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the United States.
  5. Broker or Trader: Which Career is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or Wall Street trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two ...
  6. A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  1. Top 5 Books Every Young Investor Must Read

    Reading these respected books by finance legends will help you begin investing on the right foot.
  2. Where can I find historical stock/index quotes?

    Traditionally, historical quotes on stocks and indexes were hard to come by for the general public, but this is no longer ...
  3. Absolute Value

    A business valuation method that uses discounted cash flow analysis to determine a company's financial worth. The absolute ...
  4. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  5. Financial Markets: Capital vs. Money Markets

    Find out the similarities and differences between these two commonly used components of the financial markets.
  6. What is the history of the S&P 500?

    Discover the history of the S&P 500, which sophisticated market participants consider to be the best index to understand ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Dividend Yield

    A financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.
  2. Fixed-Income Security

    An investment that provides a return in the form of fixed periodic payments and the eventual return of principal at maturity. ...
  3. Free Cash Flow - FCF

    A measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. Free cash flow (FCF) represents ...
  4. Leverage Ratio

    Any ratio used to calculate the financial leverage of a company to get an idea of the company's methods of financing or to ...
  5. Two And Twenty

    A type of compensation structure that hedge fund managers typically employ in which part of compensation is performance based. ...
  6. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying ...
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