Stocks Articles

  1. Stocks For Less Than A Buck?

    These high-risk, in-and-out stocks offer plenty of potential loss.
  2. Golden Stock Parachutes: Execs Cashing Out

    You’re riding out the storm on a stock that is now barely worth a buck because you have faith in the company in which your money is invested. However, someone else doesn’t: the executives in charge.
  3. Equity Valuation In Good Times And Bad

    Learn how to filter out the noise of the market place in order to find a solid way of determing a company's value.
  4. Reverse Mergers: The Pros And Cons

    Reverse mergers can provide excellent opportunities for companies and investors, but there are still some downsides and risks.
  5. 10 Tips For The Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  6. Setting Profit Traps With Butterfly Spreads

    The OTM butterfly spread offers traders three unique advantages, and can lead to consistent profits. Find out how.
  7. The Basics Of Bollinger Bands®

    This strategy has become one of the most useful tools for spotlighting extreme short-term price moves.
  8. Mark-To-Market: Tool Or Trouble?

    Mark-to-market accounting can be a valuable practice, but all bets are off when the market fluctuates wildly.
  9. Don't Dump On The Dogs

    Just because a stock is in a slump doesn't mean it's time to sell. Some value managers make a living by investing in "dogs."
  10. Parents And Spinoffs: When To Buy And When To Sell

    Spinoffs can create great investing opportunities, but there's a time to stick around and a time to jump ship.
  11. Municipalities Free Up Cash With Chapter 9

    Find out what happens to municipalities when they need money, but have no other option than bankruptcy.
  12. The P/E Ratio: A Good Market-Timing Indicator

    Check out the returns this newer technical analysis tool would've yielded over the period from 1920 to 2003.
  13. Candle Sheds More Light Than The MACD

    Read the case against this well-established indicator.
  14. Tales From The Trenches: Volume Confirmed Broadening Pattern

    Find out how to make sense of this tricky - but profitable - formation.
  15. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  16. Acquire A Career In Mergers

    This exciting sector demands a lot from its advisors. Are you up for it?
  17. Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

    Find out how you can combine the best of both strategies to better understand the markets.
  18. The Stock Cycle: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Stock prices seem random, but there are repeating cycles. Learn to take advantage.
  19. The Importance Of Segment Data

    Key financials often fail to provide insight into large cap companies.
  20. Corporate Takeover Defense: A Shareholder's Perspective

    Find out the strategies corporations use to protect themselves from unwanted acquisitions.
  21. Executive Compensation: How Much Is Too Much?

    The proxy statement can help determine whether a CEO is well compensated - or just overpaid.
  22. Relative Strength Index And Its Failure-Swing Points

    Confirm your buy and sell signals with this oscillator categorized as an overbought/oversold index.
  23. Profiting From The Bollinger Squeeze

    Learn how Bollinger's "squeeze" can help you determine breakout direction.
  24. From Beads To Binary: The History Of Computing

    Investing today couldn't happen without the inventions of yesterday. Learn more here.
  25. Finding Short Candidates With Technical Analysis

    Learn how to distinguish tops and bottoms in the equity market when short selling.
  26. Spotting Cash Cows

    We show you why some of these companies stand apart from the herd.
  27. Trade Takeover Stocks With Merger Arbitrage

    This high-risk strategy attempts to profit from price discrepancies that arise during acquisitions.
  28. Volatility Index Uncovers Market Bottoms

    VIX can gauge when the market has hit bottom - a welcome sign of better things to come.
  29. Market Reversals And How To Spot Them

    The sushi-roll indicator may help lower the risk of trying to pick market tops and bottoms.
  30. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 5

    Stochastics can be very effective as the second screen in this three-part system. Find out how to use this popular oscillator.
  31. Trading Calendar Spreads In Grain Markets

    Futures investors flock to spreads because they hold true to fundamental market factors.
  32. Trademarks Of A Takeover Target

    These tips can lead you to little companies with big prospects.
  33. The Wonderful World Of Mergers

    While acquisitions can be hostile, these varied mergers are always friendly.
  34. Uncovering Hidden Debt

    Understand how financing through operating leases, synthetic leases, and securitizations affects companies' image of performance.
  35. Spotting Breakouts As Easy As ACD

    Wondering what it means to be a "logical trader"? Take a look at this system devised by Mark Fisher.
  36. Trader's Corner - An Interview With A Success

    You too can use the strategies of one man who turned $11,000 into more than $18 million in 18 months.
  37. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 6

    Williams %R can confirm the strength of trends and warn of reversals. Find out how to use it as the second screen in this triple-screen system.
  38. Would You Profit As A Day Trader?

    Market timing is surrounded by controversy, but does it work?
  39. The Rectangle Formation

    Find out how this technical pattern can be useful in your trading arsenal.
  40. Pinpoint Takeovers First

    Use these seven steps to discover a takeover before the rest of the market catches on.
  41. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded.
  42. Value Investing Using The Enterprise Multiple

    This simple measure can help investors determine whether a stock is a good deal.
  43. Trader's Corner: Finding The Magic Mix Of Fundamentals And Technicals

    For a record-holding stock trader, CANSLIM is the formula that identifies this magic mix.
  44. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 7

    This system identifies the intraday price movements that indicates entry points for your buy or sell orders.
  45. Peer Comparison Uncovers Undervalued Stocks

    Learn how to put one of the top equity analysis tools to work for you.
  46. Do Adaptive Moving Averages Lead To Better Results?

    These complex indicators can help traders interpret trend changes, but are they too good to be true?
  47. Is That Airline Ready For Lift-Off?

    Break through the clouds to see if these stocks will rocket higher, or crash and burn.
  48. Could Your Company Be A Target For Activist Investors?

    Find out why certain companies are targeted by these investors.
  49. Spot Hotshot Penny Stocks

    Don't flip a coin to find your next investment.
  50. Gauging The Strength Of A Market Move

    Learn how to apply the ACD technique to a longer time horizon.
  51. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 8

    Making use of the tightest stops in entering and exiting positions is what this three-part system is all about.
  52. Anticipate Trends To Find Profits

    Monitoring your trades in real-time can help you anticipate their outcomes.
  53. Tic-Tac-Toeing Your Way To Better Returns

    Point-and-figure charts eliminate the noise surrounding a stock to help you determine where it's headed.
  54. Value Traps: Bargain Hunters Beware!

    Find out how to avoid getting sucked in by a deceiving bargain stock.
  55. Has Your Fund Manager Been Through A Bear Market?

    How to find a portfolio that will survive when the bulls stop charging.
  56. Digging In To 13D Disclosures

    This document can provide important clues about a company and its stock.
  57. The Globalization Of Financial Services

    The key to survival for many financial institutions will be to efficiently serve a global customer base.
  58. Why A Falling Stock Is Not Always A Bargain

    Learn how to successfully trade pullbacks and to avoid being crushed by "falling safes."
  59. A Guide To Spotting A Reverse Merger

    This corporate action can be profitable for investors who know what to look for.
  60. A Checklist For Successful Medical Technology Investment

    Find an investment that will give your portfolio a shot in the arm.
  61. Continuation Patterns - Part 2

    Take a closer look at triangles, which appear in ascending, descending and symmetrical forms.
  62. Make Money With The Fibonacci ABC Pattern

    We break down this indicator into simple, easy-to-understand pieces so you can profit.
  63. ADX: The Trend Strength Indicator

    Follow this tool to reduced risk and increase profit potential.
  64. Short Selling Risk Can Be Similar To Buying Long

    If more people understood short selling, it would invoke less fear, which could lead to a more balanced market.
  65. Use Breakup Value To Find Undervalued Companies

    Find out a company's worth if it were sold in pieces - it may be more than you think.
  66. Offset Risk Without Investing Abroad

    With a little know-how, you can keep risk from topling your portfolio of domestic equities.
  67. Mergers Put Money In Shareholders' Pockets

    Learn the five ways mergers and acquisitions can increase a company's value.
  68. Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  69. Get Technical With A CMT Certification

    Develop the skills you need to trade on your own or to become a technical analyst.
  70. Investigating The Stock Premium Puzzle

    The Three-Factor Model tries to demystify the baffling small-cap and value return premiums.
  71. The Buy-Side Of The M&A Process

    With almost $2 trillion in sales yearly, find out how these mergers and acquisitions take place.
  72. Charting Your Way To Better Returns

    Learn about the powerful hybrid techniques that take advantage of both technical and fundamental analysis.
  73. Mastering Short-Term Trading

    Making money in a pressure-cooker environment is all about minimizing risk on hot picks.
  74. Biggest Merger and Acquisition Disasters

    Find out which companies collapsed after merging.
  75. Mitigate Your Equity Risk

    If you think holding a few different stocks is enough, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
  76. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  77. Protest Divestment And The End Of Apartheid

    Can selling stock really change the world? If you sell enough of it, it can.
  78. Due Diligence In 10 Easy Steps

    Got a hot stock tip? Follow up on it with these tips to avoid getting burned.
  79. How The Big Boys Buy

    Learn what those in-the-know look for when acquiring a company.
  80. 4 History-Making Wall Street Crooks

    Find out how these Wall Street high-rollers landed themselves in hot water.
  81. Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.
  82. DMI Points The Way To Profits

    The directional movement index tells you whether to go long, short or stand aside.
  83. Why Warren Buffett Envies You

    The Oracle of Omaha can move over - there's a new investor in town.
  84. The Evolution Of Enterprise Risk Management

    This growing sector can tell you a lot about the companies you are investing in.
  85. The Advantage Of Intermarket Analysis

    Analyzing a variety of markets around the world can provide powerful insight into trading opportunities.
  86. The Ups And Downs Of Investing In Cyclical Stocks

    This strategy can be profitable but only if you know when to dump these stocks.
  87. Divergences, Momentum And Rate Of Change

    Divergences may signal a change in market direction, but traders must also identify the speed of that change.
  88. Tales From The Trenches: The Rising Wedge Breakdown

    Learn how to short this reversal pattern with a favorable risk/reward ratio.
  89. Take Control With Investing Absolutes

    Uncover the three things most good stocks have in common: performance, profitability and value.
  90. Support And Resistance Reversals

    Discover how these influential levels can switch roles.
  91. Tales From The Trenches: Hindsight Is 20/20

    Follow along with one of ChartAdvisor's failed trades and learn from our mistakes.
  92. Star Formations Spotlight Luminary Trades

    Morning, evening and doji stars will have you basking in better trading profits.
  93. Lessons From A Trader's Diary

    Discover what this trader learned from his mistakes and how to uncover your own.
  94. Fibonacci And The Golden Ratio

    Discover how this amazing ratio, revealed in countless proportions throughout nature, applies to the financial markets.
  95. Western Line Vs. Candlestick Charting

    These methods both have their merits, but they may be strongest when combined.
  96. Heikin-Ashi: A Better Candlestick

    Enhance trend isolation and prediction of future prices with this technique.
  97. Tales From The Trenches: Don't Count On Luck

    ChartAdvisor experts illustrate why it's important to stick to your strategy.
  98. Simple Moving Averages Make Trends Stand Out

    The moving average is easy to calculate and, once plotted on a chart, is a powerful visual trend-spotting tool.
  99. The Gann Studies

    Learn why this pioneer of technical analysis believed it's possible to predict the future.
  100. The Over-The-Counter Market: An Introduction To Pink Sheets

    Being early to a party may not be hip, but being early on a rising stock certainly is.
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