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  1. A Guide To Finding The Most Actively Traded Stocks

    Knowing the trading volume of a stock helps traders understand price movements and forecast future movements. This short ...
  2. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  3. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  4. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  5. Bucking The Trend With Pattern Failure Strategies

    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn't behave according to ideal rules.
  6. Why Cash Management Is Key To Business Success

    Businesses need to generate a healthy cash flow to survive, but not hold too much so that inventory suffers or investment ...
  7. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  8. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  9. Small-Caps and Dividends: Perfect Together

    For investors, small-caps shouldn’t be just about growth. They can be powerful income tools, as well.
  10. Top 10 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2015

    As energy demands continue to rise, the alternative energy sector is heating up. Here are the top 10 promising alternative ...
  11. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular? (CMG, MCD)

    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  12. When Will The Bull Market End?

    A few weeks ago, the current bull market celebrated its sixth anniversary, making it one of the longest in history.
  13. 4 Oil Penny Stocks to Watch ... Just Be Patient

    If these four penny oil stocks survive the worst of times, they will present bargain basement prices with massive upside ...
  14. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  15. Why These are 2015's Top 3 Travel Industry Stocks

    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  16. Why & How To Reevaluate Your Trading Strategy At Midday

    Take a step back at the lunch hour and reevaluate the trading day.
  17. Methods To Estimate The Cost Of A Local Restaurant

    Here are key factors to consider, and helpful formulas to use, to assess how much a local restaurant would likely be sold ...
  18. Unlocking The P/E Ratio For Apple

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  19. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  20. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  21. Use Round Numbers To Work The Market To Your Favor

    Trading around round numbers like 10, 50 and 100 display unique market dynamics that translate into profitable trading opportunities.
  22. What You Need To Know About Google's P/E Ratio

    We show you how to calculate the price to earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Google.
  23. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  24. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  25. Effective Risk Control With Scaling Trading Strategies

    Scaling strategies allow for greater risk control than simple entries or exits, letting traders seek the most advantageous ...
  26. Use Volume And Emotion To Tackle Topping Patterns (GERN, SLB)

    Selling short in a topping pattern offers an advantageous reward-to-risk profile, but it can be hard to find good entry prices. ...
  27. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  28. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  29. What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

    Recently, Apple's P/E multiple has come down to levels equal to the S&P 500. What does the future hold for the tech giant's ...
  30. A Trader's Look at the S&P 500

    Moving averages are sending an important signal, and it's probably not what you think.
  31. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders (GT, HIG)

    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
  32. Will Kraft-Heinz Be a Winner?

    Kraft and Heinz are now one. This should present a profitable long-term investment opportunity, but isn't likely to be smooth ...
  33. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  34. Capitalize On Collars To Enhance Your Trades

    Trade collaring measures current technicals and makes swift adjustments to account for environmental changes.
  35. Look At The Whole Picture To Manage Whipsaws

    Look at past action to organize a whipsaw’s volatile characteristics, identifying harmonic levels that may offer low risk ...
  36. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  37. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
  38. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  39. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  40. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  41. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks (ABBV, ALXN)

    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  42. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  43. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  44. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  45. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  46. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  47. The 3 Biggest Risks For GoPro Stock

    GoPro's popular performance videos are proliferating the interwebs at increasing rates, but may investors might not be yet ...
  48. Is Holding Cash Making You Lose Money?

    Six years into one of the better bull markets of the modern era, retail investors are still holding onto a lot of cash: 4 ...
  49. 3 Areas 3D Systems Is Working To Improve

    3D Systems has taken a jack-of-all-trades approach to its market opportunity in 3D printing, striving to become a leader ...
  50. 3 Growth Opportunities For ARM Holdings

    ARM Holdings highlighted several growth opportunities in its most recent roadshow presentation. Here are three of the large ...
  51. What Biotech Stock To Buy When The Market Tumbles?

    Since 2013, Biotech's return has tripled the S&P 500, and that may mean that with the market slipping lately, biotech's leading ...
  52. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  53. Enter Trades Ahead Of The Emotional Crowd

    Traders profit in highly competitive markets by shifting their strategies backward or forward, entering positions ahead of ...
  54. Will Ride Sharing Crush Medallion Financial?

    Driving a taxi cab is far from a glamorous business, but in many areas of the country, it's a business that involves a lot ...
  55. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  56. Private vs Public Equity: What's Best?

    What is the better way for a company to attract investors; by making its stock available for sale to whoever wants some, ...
  57. Trade This High Probability Bollinger Band Pattern (INTC, YHOO)

    Bollinger Band box patterns set up profitable opportunities when trends give way to well organized trading ranges.
  58. Know How To Manage Gaps On Your Trading Strategy

    Gaps generate profitable strategies right after they print, as well as during retracements that test those levels, often ...
  59. Are These 2015's Most-Promising Small-Cap Stocks?

    At least one of these small-caps should spike in 2015.
  60. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Bank Stocks

    Which bank stocks should offer the best bang for your buck in 2015? Possibly these, so read on.
  61. Interested In Pharmaceutical Stocks? Try Novartis (ADR)

    Novartis AG, is the world's leading pharmaceutical company by sales. Here is a closer look at Novartis, and how its financials ...
  62. Is Caterpillar Here To Stay?

    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  63. Is Apple's Stock Over Valued Or Undervalued?

    Despite several drawbacks, the CAPM gives an overview of the level of return that investors should expect for bearing only ...
  64. Trading On The Psychology Of Round Numbers (HD, MNST)

    Price action around big round numbers, like 10, 100 and 1000 set up special trading opportunities that take advantage of ...
  65. What Is The Real Picture Of Linn Energy?

    Numbers don't always tell the full story. Take, for example, the long-term chart for LINN Energy which was expected to be ...
  66. Sun Pharma And Ranbaxy: An Ideal Pharma Marriage?

    The Sun Pharma merger with Ranbaxy will blend the complementary market strengths and areas of expertise of each company and ...
  67. Figuring Out How To Cover Your Liability Bases

    Whenever we talk about the asset-liability approach to portfolio management (ALM), the concepts of immunization and cash ...
  68. How To Make The Most of Fibonacci Grids (VDSI, GLW)

    Build your Fibonacci skills by finding the longest price swing on your chart of interest and placing a grid over the trend. ...
  69. Day Trading: Top Scenarios To Take Profits

    Three ways to take profits while day trading, based on price movement and what the asset is doing that day.
  70. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  71. How To Become A Private Equity Associate

    With the right planning, second- and third-year investment banking analysts can graduate to an associate position at a private ...
  72. You'll Lose Profits Without This Trading Strategy

    A trading edge defines your technical or strategic advantage in the highly competitive market environment.
  73. Why This Small-Cap Utilities ETF is Worth a Look

    PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) has been a winner and it’s likely to remain that way barring a broad market ...
  74. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  75. Stock Analysis Basics: How To Forecast Revenue and Growth

    Forecasted revenue and growth projections are important components of security analysis, leading to a stock’s future worth.
  76. A Legendary Market Skill Experience Traders Have

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  77. Do You Have The Right Settings On Your Stochastic?

    Use these helpful tips to unlock Stochastics' full potential.
  78. Find The Right Discount Rate Amid Post-2007 Risks

    OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, in a market in which there is more uncertainty and less ...
  79. How To Approach Momentum Trading Like A Pro

    Momentum markets generate high-reward high-risk environments that confound traders until they employ specific risk management ...
  80. Is Scalping Or Swing Trading Right For You?

    A look at how scalping strategy is different from a swing trading strategy.
  81. This Indicator Should Always Be Part Of Your Strategy

    The relationship between price, 200-day EMA and its slope of generate useful patterns that assist in price prediction and ...
  82. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  83. Facebook's Most Important Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisitions have been key to Facebook's growth and success, and the company has acquired more than 50 companies ...
  84. How On-Balance Volume Reveals Market Players' Strategy

    On-Balance Volume (OBV) reveals the intent of market players, often before price action generates a buy or sell signal.
  85. The Capital Asset Pricing (CAPM) Model: Pros and Cons

    CAPM, while criticized for its unrealistic assumptions, provides a more useful outcome than either the DDM or WACC in many ...
  86. Must-Know Simple & Effective Exit Trading Strategies

    An effective exit strategy builds confidence, trade management skills and profitability.
  87. App-pocalypse! 20 Industries Disrupted By New Tech

    Mainstream economic thought says that while those displaced by technology will see their industries destroyed, the industries ...
  88. What Drives Oracle Stock Prices?

    Oracle stock price depend on the company keeping ahead of new technologies while also keeping costs low.
  89. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  90. Gap Strategies To Try For Intraday Trades

    Many traders lack effective strategies to manage gaps, whether they pop up on open positions or mark the first play of the ...
  91. How To Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes (BS)?

    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing a framework with the example of ...
  92. Spot Chances For Profits In The Three-Step Cycle

    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  93. How to Short Alibaba

    We explain how and why to short Alibaba stocks.
  94. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  95. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options (IBM)

    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  96. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  97. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  98. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  99. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  100. Adapt The 50-Day EMA To Enhance Your Trading

    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
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