Active Trading Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Putting Management Under The Microscope

    We tell you where to find the telltale signs of corporate misdeeds.
  3. Different Needs, Different Loans

    Find out what options are available when it comes to borrowing money.
  4. Surf's Up With Filtered Waves

    With an appropriate filter, you can ride the waters to rising profits.
  5. MACD And Stochastic: A Double-Cross Strategy

    Two indicators are usually better than one. Find out how this pairing can enhance your trading.
  6. What Is Option Moneyness?

    Get the basics under your cap before you get into the game.
  7. Can IRA Transactions Trigger The Wash-Sale Rule?

    In 2008, the IRS said: Yes, they can. Find out what this means and how to avoid penalties.
  8. The Wall Street Animal Farm: Getting To Know The Lingo

    Finance professionals speak a different language, but the terms they use are more familiar than you think.
  9. Mark-To-Market Mayhem

    Did this accounting convention contribute to the credit crisis of 2008? Find out here.
  10. Mastering Short-Term Trading

    Making money in a pressure-cooker environment is all about minimizing risk on hot picks.
  11. The Short And Distort: Stock Manipulation In A Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  12. DMI Points The Way To Profits

    The directional movement index tells you whether to go long, short or stand aside.
  13. The ABCs Of Option Volatility

    The mystery of options pricing can often be explained by a look at implied volatility (IV).
  14. Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  15. Reining In CEO Rewards

    Could bloated CEO compensation be to blame for the widening gap between the rich and the ultra-rich?
  16. Car Shopping: New Or Used?

    Don't get taken for a ride. Learn the pros and cons before the salesperson makes a pitch.
  17. Immediate Annuities: Guaranteed Payout At A Price?

    This vehicle can have very low, or even negative, rates. Find out when it pays to invest.
  18. Greenshoe Options: An IPO's Best Friend

    Find out how companies can save or boost their public offering price with these options.
  19. Lady Godiva Accounting Principles

    Find out how and why these rules can help companies "come clean" in post-Enron Wall Street.
  20. Trading Psychology: Consensus Indicators - Part 2

    Professional market players are some of the best models for the individual small trader to mimic.
  21. Personal Pensions: Repackaging The Annuity

    Discover an investment that can provide a stable income once you've left the work force.
  22. Operating Leverage Captures Relationships

    Find out how fixed and variable costs interact to shed new light on old companies.
  23. A Close-Up On Gross Ups

    Learn about this hidden perk and why it's often bad news for investors.
  24. How Your Annuity Company Determines Renewal Rates

    Find the firm that's right for you by uncovering how it makes its investment choices.
  25. How Will The Subprime Mess Impact You?

    The subprime collapse could mean doom and gloom for housing, equities and the overall economy.
  26. Survival Tips For A Stormy Market

    Learn which stocks to watch and which to avoid when the Dow starts to sink.
  27. Investment Services Stump Investors

    What you're getting isn't easy to determine. Find out how to get your money's worth.
  28. The Rectangle Formation

    Find out how this technical pattern can be useful in your trading arsenal.
  29. How To Break Up With Your Bank

    Whether you're moving or have just found a better no-fee plan, find out how to switch banks with ease.
  30. An Introduction To Canadian Income Trusts

    Yields in excess of 10% aren't rare, but these unique investments need to be chosen very carefully.
  31. Handicap The Market, Rack Up Gains

    Investing on Wall Street and gambling on The Strip are not as different as they may seem.
  32. Handling High-Yield Savings Accounts

    Is this the savings route for you? Read on to find out what these accounts have to offer.
  33. 10 Tips For Choosing An Online Broker

    This important investment decision happens before you pick your first stock. Find out how to get it right.
  34. 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.
  35. The Rap On Wrap Fees For Retirement Accounts

    If your retirement account is managed under a wrap fee program, you need to consider whether you should pay the fee out of your retirement account balance or out-of-pocket.
  36. Anticipate Trends To Find Profits

    Monitoring your trades in real-time can help you anticipate their outcomes.
  37. Pinpoint Takeovers First

    Use these seven steps to discover a takeover before the rest of the market catches on.
  38. Mortgage Asset-Liability Management Made Easy

    Should you refinance your mortgage to purchase other assets? Learn how to weigh your risk.
  39. Variable Annuity Benefits: What The Fine Print Won't Tell You

    Learn the truth before you strap yourself into these annuity "seat belts".
  40. What You Get When You Pay For Investment Services

    There are three value components in investing. Can you save money by doing some of them yourself?
  41. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  42. 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.
  43. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  44. 10 Steps To Retire A Millionaire

    Making this dream come true takes work, but it's well worth the effort.
  45. The Chinese Wall Protects Against Conflicts Of Interest

    After the crash of 1929, this barrier helped define ethical limits, but it did little to prevent fraud.
  46. Gauging Major Turns With Psychology

    Knowing what the market is thinking is the best way to determine what it will do next.
  47. Enjoy Life Now And Still Save For Later

    Find out how to balance living well today and retiring well tomorrow.
  48. Principal-Protected Investments: Risks, Fees And Regulations

    Discover if these instruments hit the right note for you.
  49. Has Your Fund Manager Been Through A Bear Market?

    How to find a portfolio that will survive when the bulls stop charging.
  50. Enter Profitable Territory With Average True Range

    Find entry or exit signals or develop a complete system based on this versatile tool.
  51. Must-Know Rules For Converting A 401(k) To A Roth

    In 2008, the IRS spelled out the details for converting employer-plan funds directly to Roth IRAs.
  52. Demystification Of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of account suits your specific needs.
  53. Older Parents Face New Financial Challenges

    Older parents are becoming the norm, but when it comes to finances, this choice has special considerations.
  54. Critical Illness Insurance: Get Paid If You Get Sick

    This coverage will allow you to focus your attention on getting well, rather than getting by.
  55. Car Title Loans: Good Option For Fast Cash?

    These loans provide fast cash, but they could leave you deeper in debt - and without a car.
  56. Henry Ford: Industry Mogul And Industrial Innovator

    This man made his dream of bringing the automobile to the masses a reality.
  57. 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.
  58. Leading Indicators Of Behavioral Finance

    Discover how put-call ratios and moving averages can be used to analyze investor behavior.
  59. Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    This asset's appeal dates back thousands of years. Find out whether it can live up to the hype.
  60. Common Risks That Can Ruin Your Retirement

    These unexpected bumps can sideline your post-work plans and prevent you from riding out your assets.
  61. The Crash Of 1929 - Could It Happen Again?

    Learn about the series of events that triggered the Great Depression.
  62. Auction Rate Securities: Bidding On The Long Run

    These investments do better with a long-term horizon. Should you buy them before they're going, going, gone?
  63. Why A Falling Stock Is Not Always A Bargain

    Learn how to successfully trade pullbacks and to avoid being crushed by "falling safes."
  64. Who Backs Up The FDIC?

    The FDIC insures depositors against loss, but what happens if it runs out of money?
  65. The Kingpin Of Wall Street: J.P. Morgan

    From robber baron to the hero of the Panic of 1907, this man helped shape Wall Street as we know it.
  66. Retirement Funds To Fund Startups

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" and retirees who want to stretch their dollars are looking to invest here.
  67. Relative Strength Index And Its Failure-Swing Points

    Confirm your buy and sell signals with this oscillator categorized as an overbought/oversold index.
  68. The Advantage Of Intermarket Analysis

    Analyzing a variety of markets around the world can provide powerful insight into trading opportunities.
  69. Taking The Bite Out Of Annuity Losses

    If this investment product has caused you sleepless nights, it's time to consider alternatives.
  70. Break Out Of Annuity Prison

    Annuities offer security but also lock up your cash. The secondary market could be your key.
  71. ADX: The Trend Strength Indicator

    Follow this tool to reduced risk and increase profit potential.
  72. The Anatomy Of Trading Breakouts

    We'll walk you through this trading strategy from start to finish.
  73. Finding Short Candidates With Technical Analysis

    Learn how to distinguish tops and bottoms in the equity market when short selling.
  74. 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?
  75. Get Technical With A CMT Certification

    Develop the skills you need to trade on your own or to become a technical analyst.
  76. Volatility Index Uncovers Market Bottoms

    VIX can gauge when the market has hit bottom - a welcome sign of better things to come.
  77. Divergences, Momentum And Rate Of Change

    Divergences may signal a change in market direction, but traders must also identify the speed of that change.
  78. Invest In Your Education With An RESP

    All Canadians should know the benefits of these flexible education savings plans.
  79. Peer Comparison Uncovers Undervalued Stocks

    Learn how to put one of the top equity analysis tools to work for you.
  80. Buy High And Sell Low With Relative Strength

    The RS strategy seems counterintuitive, but there is evidence to show that it works.
  81. Your Car: Fixer-Upper Or Scrap Metal?

    Sometimes buying a new car can be cheaper than shelling out for repairs.
  82. Bear Spray For Your 401(k)

    You can defend your retirement savings from the ravages of a bear market. We'll show you how.
  83. An Investor's Checklist To Financial Footnotes

    Footnotes to the financial statements contain very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  84. The Stop-Loss Order - Make Sure You Use It

    It's a simple but powerful tool to help you implement your stock-investment strategy. Find out how.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. Terrorism's Effects On Wall Street

    Terrorist activity tends to have a negative impact on the markets. Find out how to take cover.
  88. Need Retirement Income? Sell Your House!

    Discover 10 tips for making a quick sale and a healthy profit.
  89. The Biofuels Debate Heats Up

    Interest in these new energy sources is growing. Should you buy in?
  90. The Darvas Box: A Timeless Classic

    This method helped its inventor turn $26,000 into $2 million. Many argue it still works.
  91. Defeasance Reduces Commercial Real Estate Fees

    Try this alternative to short-term variable-rate financing when using leverage to buy property.
  92. Einstein's Stock Tips: Gravity and Growth

    Can applying the theory of relativity help you pick a stock? Find out more here.
  93. Straddle Strategy A Simple Approach To Market Neutral

    Being both short and long has advantages. Find out how to straddle a position to your advantage.
  94. Uncovering A Career In Forensic Accounting

    Does a job as a financial sleuth sound interesting to you? Dig in to learn more.
  95. Taking The Bite Out Of A Bear Market

    Find out which financial instruments will protect you from bear market volatility.
  96. Life Expectancy: It's More Than Just A Number

    Find out how this factor determines your life insurance premiums and affects your payout.
  97. An Introduction To LIBOR

    This influential rate is published daily in Britain, and felt all around the world.
  98. Pick 401(k) Assets Like A Pro

    Professionals choose the options available to you in your plan, making your decisions easier.
  99. Financial Regulators: Who They Are And What They Do

    Find out how these government agencies govern the financial markets.
  100. So, You Want To Take Your Broker To Court

    Find out how to file a claim with your broker and what you can expect throughout the process.
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