Trading Education

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  1. Mastering Short-Term Trading

    The ultimate goal for any strategy is keeping your losses at a minimum and your profits at a maximum.
  2. The Top 3 Netflix Shareholders (NFLX)

    Discover the top three owners of Netflix shares, and learn how the 30-person startup grew into a global streaming network ...
  3. Top 5 Oil Stocks for 2017

    Some oil stocks that have been struggling look like they could dominate in 2017.
  4. Top 3 Stocks for Novice Swing Traders

    You can learn swing trading if you start with large-cap stocks that have predictable patterns.
  5. The 5 Best ETFs to Short the Market In 2017

    An exchange-traded fund allows you to short a market segment instead of individual stocks.
  6. Top 3 Silver Stocks as of July 2017

    These three silver stocks should beat their peers going into the second half of 2017.
  7. Top 5 Inverse Oil ETFs to Short Oil in 2017

    These 5 inverse oil ETFs offer a varied approach to taking short positions in the energy sector.
  8. Top 5 Gold Penny Stocks for 2017

    Five gold penny stocks offer investors an upside if gold prices rise.
  9. What is Quantitative Analysis?

    Quantitative analysis refers to the use of math to analyze markets and investments.
  10. Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  11. ADX: The Trend Strength Indicator

    The average directional index (ADX) can lead traders to reduced risk and increase profit potential.
  12. What Data Sets Will Quants Mine in the Future?

    We asked three quantitative analysts to name the most interesting data sets they've heard of, from cell phones tracking their ...
  13. Penny Stocks to Watch for July 2017 (IMGN, CCCR)

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in July 2017 and the coming months.
  14. Introduction to Elliott Wave Theory

    Acquaint yourself with the principle built on the discovery that stock markets did not behave in a chaotic manner.
  15. What's Next For Quants

    We asked three pros what they're excited about in the future of quantitative analysis.
  16. Prices Plunging? Buy A Put!

    You can make money on a falling stock. Find out how going long on a put can lead to profits.
  17. 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.
  18. Learn How To Trade The Market In 5 Steps

    Learn how to trade the markets with skill and authority, starting with these five basic concepts.
  19. The Best Day Trading Schools and Courses

    Jumping into day trading without some training could lead to losses. Here's how to pick a good day-trading course or school. ...
  20. Ethereum's "Initial Coin Offering" Trend Becomes Wildly Successful

    Ethereum is having a hard time keeping up with all of the initial coin offerings it has inspired.
  21. Get Levered With Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs can be enticing, but traders need to know the downside of these popular products.
  22. Why Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple Fell on June 15: The Correction Explained

    What was behind last week's market correction?
  23. What qualifies a person as a day trader?

    As of Sept 28, 2001, the NASD (now, FINRA) and NYSE amended their definitions of day traders. A new term that they use is ...
  24. 5 Stocks With the Strongest Balance Sheets (AAPL, MSFT)

    Companies with the strongest balance sheets often have little or no debt and a significant cash flow.
  25. What's the difference between a stop and a limit order?

    A limit order is an order that sets the maximum or minimum at which you are willing to buy or sell a particular stock. With ...
  26. 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.
  27. Hedging Basics: What Is a Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  28. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

    Learn about the forex market and some beginner trading strategies to get started.
  29. The Pros and Cons of Learning to Trade Online

    Online trading courses have benefits and drawbacks. Here's what you need to know before learning to trade online.
  30. The 5 Most Powerful Candlestick Patterns

    Statistics show unusual accuracy for the buy and sell signals of certain candlestick patterns.
  31. 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.
  32. How to Use Volume to Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase profits and minimize risks.
  33. 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 ...
  34. What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

    Learn the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL ticker symbols. Splitting shares into classes prevents management from ...
  35. Top 5 Apps for Traders

    Discover some of the best mobile apps to track the market news and manage your portfolio on the go.
  36. Penny Stocks to Watch for June 2017

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in 2017.
  37. How Does the Law of Supply and Demand Affect Prices?

    Learn what the law of supply and demand is.
  38. 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.
  39. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

    A stop-loss order specifies that an investor wants to execute a trade for a given stock, but only if a specified price level ...
  40. How does one make money short selling?

    Short sellers make money by betting that the stock they sell will drop in price. If the stock drops, the short seller buys ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Exchange Rate: My Favorite Term

    What are exchange rates and why are they important to investors and economists?
  43. A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  44. How does leverage work in the forex market?

    Investors use leverage to significantly increase the returns that can be provided on an investment. They lever their investments ...
  45. What is arbitrage?

    Arbitrage is basically buying a security in one market and simultaneously selling it in another market at a higher price, ...
  46. Complex Derivatives Made Simple (USO, UNG)

    Many ETFs hold derivatives. Here's how to be sure if you own a derivatives-based ETF.
  47. Goal-Based Investing: My Favorite Term

    Managing Director of Vanguard's Retail Investor Group Karin Risi shares why "goal-based investing" is her favorite financial ...
  48. Standard Deviation

    A measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean, calculated as the square root of the variance. The more spread ...
  49. Day Trading Strategies for Beginners

    Interested in day trading? From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, here's a tutorial on how to trade ...
  50. How to Practice Day Trading: Paper Trading

    Day traders face intense competition in today's market, which makes practice more important than ever for achieving above-market ...
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