Active Trading Articles

  1. Find Turning Points With Single-Day Patterns

    On their own, single-day patterns can be unreliable, but that doesn't mean they can't be used effectively.
  2. The Ins And Outs Of Selling Options

    Selling options can seem intimidating but with these tips, you can enter the market with confidence.
  3. Market-Based Asset Allocation Lowers Your Risk

    Not all investors are incredibly brave with their money. Thankfully, there are ways to measure your risk level.
  4. Simple Strategies For Capitalizing On Trends

    Find out how following a trendline bounce or a new swing high or low can help you get into a trend early.
  5. The Most Reliable Indicator You've Never Heard Of

    The McGinley Dynamic Indicator isn't very well known, but it is a great way to discover market trends.
  6. Backdating: Insight Into A Scandal

    Any time money is involved, a scandal is sure to follow. Find out how a university study blew the cover off this one.
  7. 8 Small Towns With High Employment Rates

    For higher employment rates, small towns are usually the right place to look.
  8. Why Wages Stick When The Economy Shifts

    Even economists can't agree on the impact (or even existence) of wage stickiness. So, how does it affect you?
  9. Insurance 101 For Renters

    If it's time for you to leave the nest, find out how to protect your new home from disaster.
  10. Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Owning property isn't always easy, but there are plenty of perks. Find out how to buy in.
  11. Is Biased Investing Holding You Back?

    Risk aversion seems to come to us naturally, preventing us from stepping into unfamiliar territory. But feeling comfortable ...
  12. Mutual Fund Style Drift Not Always A Bad Thing

    Style drift has a bad reputation, but it can be a sign that your fund is thriving.
  13. Market Problems? Blame Investors

    Investors are only human, and their irrational behavior can often move the market.
  14. 11 Fears That Rattle Potential Investors

    From Wall Street ghouls to zombie banks, there are a lot of frightening things scaring people away from investing.
  15. The Lowdown On Index Funds

    If you can't beat the market, why not join it? Read on to go over your options.
  16. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the ...
  17. 5 Money-Saving Shopping Tips

    Reducing the amount you spend is the easiest way to make your money grow.
  18. Debit Spreads: A Portfolio Loss Protection Plan

    There are ways to control risks, reduce losses and increase the likelihood of success in your portfolio. Find out how spreads ...
  19. Forbes' Top Small Companies: Where Are They Now?

    How did these companies fare after topping the Forbes list of America's best small cap companies?
  20. Free Cash Flow Yield: The Best Fundamental Indicator

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and ...
  21. 3 Factors That Drive The U.S. Dollar

    We look at three important factors that affect U.S. dollar value, and how to determine when it's the right time to buy currency. ...
  22. Score A Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  23. 10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

    Not all careers require extensive education. These are some jobs that, with the proper training, can launch your professional ...
  24. The Spookiest Days On Wall Street

    These days are what traders' nightmares are made of.
  25. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Find out how to reach your long-term goals without becoming a tightwad.
  26. Improving Your Investing Outlook

    Looking to the past to predict the future is not always effective - for a balanced outlook on investing, all viewpoints must ...
  27. The Hidden Costs Of Renting The Basement

    There's more to being a landlord than just collecting rent every month.
  28. For Maximum Market Returns, Get Creative With Hedges

    Proper hedges help to contain your losses while still allowing profits to grow.
  29. Pivot Strategies: A Handy Tool For Forex Traders

    Make more educated trading decisions by identifying major turning points.
  30. Payday Loans Don't Pay

    Hold too tightly to this rescue line and you'll soon be drowning in debt.
  31. Governance Pays

    Learn about how the way a company keeps its management in check can affect the bottom line.
  32. Going All-In: Comparing Investing And Gambling

    People often compare stocks to gambling, but how close are they really?
  33. Cutting Personal Care Costs: It's A Beautiful Thing

    You may feel there's no question that your complex beauty regimen is paying off ... but at what cost?
  34. 50 Years Of Consumer Spending

    Financially, decade has it MUCH worse than our parents and grandparents did, right? You may be surprised.
  35. Avoid Premature Exercise On Employee Stock Options

    With early exercise, you forfeit some profit back to your employer, and incur income tax to boot.
  36. Savings Accounts Not Always The Best Place For Cash Assets

    Money market funds may be all that stands between you and increasing your wealth.
  37. Top Holiday Budget Busters

    We all know the holidays are pricey, but how much are Americans really spending and on what?
  38. 5 Ways Winter Can Help Your Portfolio

    Use the winter downtime to improve your investing knowledge and technique.
  39. The Multiple Lives Of A Stock Trader

    Any trading career will have its ups and downs. Find out how to maximize the good times.
  40. Breaking Down The U.S. Budget Deficit

    Find out why this particular piece of national financing gets so much attention from the media and investors.
  41. 9 Weird Companies That Hit The Big Time

    From shipwreck explorers to bowling lanes, just about any company can be publicly traded.
  42. Lifetime Income Annuities: The Instant Pension Plan

    If you are looking for a retirement play with a guaranteed structure payout, lifetime income annuities could be the answer. ...
  43. Investing In A Weakening Dollar Environment

    Where should you be placing your money, when the value keeps dropping?
  44. Fundamentals And Technicals: Together At Last

    It's a big mistake for a fundamental investor to ignore technical analysis. Find out how to become chart smart.
  45. Leverage's "Double-Edged Sword" Need Not Cut Deep

    Learn to cut out losses quickly, leaving profits room to grow.
  46. Financial Fraud: Don't Let It Happen To You

    When the economy is struggling, scammers come out of the woodwork to prey on the desperate. Don't be another casualty!
  47. Does Slow-And-Steady Win The Investing Race?

    Sometimes the best investing method is a mix of active and passive investing.
  48. Lending Clubs: Better Than Banks?

    If you need to borrow money and your credit is making it tough, this new option may be just what you're looking for.
  49. Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    A greener home can mean more green in your pocket this tax season.
  50. 4 Reasons To Hold Onto An Option

    There are times when an investor shouldn't exercise an option. Find out when to hold and when to fold.
  51. Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Buyers with big down payments should get the best mortgage terms. Unfortunately, the equation isn't that simple.
  52. Where Can Americans Go for Cheaper Healthcare?

    With the rising cost of healthcare at home, Americans are looking abroad for their medical care.
  53. Beyond Money: How 10 Top-Paying Companies Stack Up

    We look at how these top-paying companies stack up in terms of benefits, work environment and incentive plans.
  54. Are You And Your Bank All A-Twitter?

    As Twitter's popularity grows, even the banks are getting on board.
  55. Bankruptcy Filing Changes That Could Affect You

    When the economy is down, more people file for bankruptcy. Make sure you know about the changes that have been made to this ...
  56. 4 Retirement Reality Checks

    If you hope to enjoy a comfortable retirement, it's time to get real. Here are four cold, hard truths every soon-to-be retiree ...
  57. Live Longer, Retire Younger: Can You Do It?

    Use this vehicle to make sure your payout lasts as long as you do.
  58. Elliott Wave Theory

    Acquaint yourself with the principle built on the discovery that stock markets did not behave in a chaotic manner.
  59. Market Cycles: The Key To Maximum Returns

    You need to understand the various phases of the market cycle to avoid bubbles and make the best investments.
  60. Damage Control For A Busted Budget

    Budgets break down all the time. Here are some ways to get it back on track.
  61. Variable Annuities: The Do-It-Yourself Pension Plan

    Variable annuities can cost more than mutual funds, but that might be worth the protection they can add to your retirement. ...
  62. Can You Count On Your Pension?

    We look at how to determine the health of your company's pension plan, and what to do if things are looking grim.
  63. Costless Collars: Because Asset Allocation Is Not Enough

    Collars are extremely flexible, and can be much more beneficial to your portfolio than asset allocation.
  64. When Wall Street Loses, CEOs Still Win

    Despite the record losses that occurred in the financial sector, many executives still received huge bonuses.
  65. Financial Capitalism Opens Doors To Personal Fortune

    The Industrial Revolution introduced a new age of investing and financial self sufficiency.
  66. Mergers: The Sign Of Economic Recovery?

    Recent mergers by big players show economic optimism.
  67. Jesse Livermore: Lessons From A Legendary Trader

    Jesse Livermore's investing philosophy wasn't foolproof, but he's still recognized as one of the greatest traders in history. ...
  68. Retirement Savings Tips For 25- To 34-Year-Olds

    Keep saving when mortgages, marriages and debt demand your attention.
  69. Expensing Employee Stock Options: Is There A Better Way?

    In 2009, Senators Carl Levin and John McCain introduced a bill to stop the excessive deductions for ESOs. But is there another ...
  70. The Dead Cat Bounce: A Bear In Bull's Clothing?

    Make sure you know the difference between a change in market outlook and short-term recovery.
  71. Look Smart: Financial Calculations You Can Do In Your Head

    Ditch your financial calculator and use these handy tips for estimating complex financial calculations on the fly.
  72. When You Can't Pay Uncle Sam

    If you can't pay your taxes, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself. Discover your options here.
  73. An Introduction To Oscillators

    Find out how this indicator may help improve the average investor's entry and exit points.
  74. 401(k): An Accidental Solution To The Retirement Problem

    The 401(k) is often a poor substitute for the defined-benefit plans it replaced, but there are steps you can take to make ...
  75. Rules For Post-Recession Investing

    Market volatility causes investors to lose confidence, yet history shows that market exposure is the path to returns.
  76. Forecast The FX Market With The COT Report

    Three empirical findings on futures data can help currency traders determine buy and sell points.
  77. What Is A Registered Investment Advisor?

    Hoping for a career in the financial services industry? Working for an RIA may fit the bill.
  78. Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  79. The New World Of Emerging Market Currencies

    Take advantage of foreign currency markets without stepping out of your house.
  80. Activist Investors: A Good Or Bad Thing?

    When a large stakeholder is dissatisfied with a company's management, it may take matters into its own hands.
  81. Recession 2009: By The Numbers

    During a recession there are a lot of numbers thrown around. Find out what those economic statistics really mean.
  82. 8 Tips For Stretching Your Dining-Out Dollars

    Find out how to slash your restaurant expenses, without going hungry.
  83. The End Of Consumer Arbitration

    In light of recent court cases, arbitration may be on its way out.
  84. Backdating Scandal Returns To The Forefront

    A new study from the University of Houston has uncovered a plethora of new companies that participated in options backdating. ...
  85. The Market's Primed For A Pullback

    Comparing stock and bond prices, it's clear that the market is ready for a major pullback.
  86. Investing Basics: Flight To Quality

    At times of market stress, investors flee from risky assets to investments the safest ones available.
  87. Reduce Your Risk With ICAPM

    Avoid unnecesary risks involved in CAPM calculations by also incorporating ICAPM into the mix.
  88. 5 Things To Avoid In A Bull Market

    Submission for August 28
  89. Target Strategies Often Miss The Mark

    Before jumping into a tailor-made asset allocation plan, do the research - it will add years to your financial health.
  90. 5 Signs Of A Pending Bull Market

    Being able to accurately spot the beginning of a bull market can be one of the most lucrative skills around.
  91. A $50,000 House - But At What Cost?

    It sounds like a great deal for a house, but you may have to sacrifice some of the items on your wish list to get it.
  92. Traders: Profit From Other Investors' Fear

    Learn to pounce on the opportunity that arises when other traders run and hide.
  93. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  94. Using LEAPS In A Covered Call Write

    Discover how strategy can help reduce your downside risk.
  95. Bear Funds: A Bullish Stance On Bad Times

    Even if the market is in a decline your portfolio doesn't have to be.
  96. Tips For Resolving Disputes With Your Financial Advisor

    Before you blame your advisor for your losses, be sure you know your rights and responsibilities.
  97. Medical Forms May Be Hazardous To Your Financial Health

    Be sure you know what you're signing, when it comes to medical forms.
  98. Maximize Profits With Volatility Stops

    Find out which type of volatility stop fits your trading objectives.
  99. When Your Employer Cuts Your 401(k) Match

    In hard times, companies may stop matching your 401(k) contribution, but there are ways to offset the hit.
  100. Variable Prepaid Forward Contract: Scam Or Safety Net?

    Top executives can benefit from this kind of contract, but is it at the expense of the shareholders?
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