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  1. Tech's Big Guns Could See Upside During Mark-Up (FB, MSFT)

    June 26, 2017
    These Nasdaq-100 tech winners could gain ground into early July as fund managers tidy up their quarterly performance reports.
  2. JPMorgan Ties Tech Sell-Off to Computer-Driven Trading (FB, AMZN)

    June 14, 2017
    Computer-driven trading, which involves the use of quantitative strategies or automated trading systems, is on the rise and ...
  3. Three Junior Gold Stocks on the Move (AAU, ALO)

    June 8, 2017
    A basket of junior gold stocks is gaining ground more quickly than sector blue chip and should continue to outperform in ...
  4. Snap Short Sellers Pocket Another $39 Million (SNAP)

    June 8, 2017
    The latest sell-off was worth $39 million to Snap’s growing band of short sellers, bringing the total profits that they’ve ...
  5. A Day Trader's Delight! Massive Volatility in AMD

    May 17, 2017
    There has been massive volatility in trading of shares of AMD of late; day traders may be to blame.
  6. Second Thoughts: SEC Could Scrap 4X Leveraged ETFs

    May 17, 2017
    Leveraged ETFs to the tune of four may not be coming to market as previously thought.
  1. Introduction to Level II Quotes

    Find out what's happening in a given stock with this service showing Nasdaq market makers' best bid and ask prices.
  2. How does a company move from an OTC market to a major exchange?

    The over-the-counter market is not an actual exchange like the NYSE or Nasdaq. Instead, it is a network of companies that ...
  3. Commodities Trading: An Overview

    Even non-professional traders can participate in the commodities markets. Here's how:
  4. Butterfly Spread

    A neutral option strategy combining bull and bear spreads. Butterfly spreads use four option contracts with the same expiration ...
  5. Top 5 Pharmaceutical ETFs of 2017

    It was a bad year for pharmaceutical stocks. These are the five biggest ETF players in the sector.
  6. Get Levered With Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs can be enticing, but traders need to know the downside of these popular products.
Hot Definitions
  1. Asset Turnover Ratio

    The amount of sales generated for every dollar's worth of assets in a year, calculated by dividing sales by assets.
  2. Book Value

    1. The value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet. To calculate, take the cost of an asset minus the accumulated ...
  3. Dividend Yield

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

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

    A measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. Free cash flow (FCF) represents ...
  6. 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 ...
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