Active Trading Articles

  1. Seasonal Trends In The Forex Market

    Uncover the predictable behaviors of some currencies throughout the calendar year.
  2. The National Futures Association As Market Watchdog

    As the overseer of the commodities and futures industry, the NFA helps to protect investors from fraudulent futures activities. ...
  3. Forex: Keep An Eye On Momentum

    Using the simple MACD histogram could change how forex traders analyze currency pairs for good.
  4. Is The Stock Market Overvalued?

    Stocks are soaring despite high unemployment, foreclosures and relatively low consumer spending. Can it last?
  5. Discovering the Absolute-Breadth Index and the Ulcer Index

    It's time to acquaint yourself with these lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  6. Is Your Investing Style Hot, Or Not?

    Don't let your portfolio construction fall out of fashion.
  7. Customize Your Trading With Flex Options

    These unique instruments take options trading to a whole new level.
  8. Scandals That Bring The CEOs Out

    Sometimes a CEO has to make a public statement to sort out a scandal. Find out whether it returns the company to profitability.
  9. Understanding The 2010 Options Symbology

    There is a wealth of information in the expanded option symbols, but they should make things easier for traders.
  10. Bond Spreads: A Leading Indicator For Forex

    Here we examine some telling patterns in the relation between countries' interest rates and their currency pairs.
  11. How To Profit From Investment "Losers"

    Diversification and rebalancing are keys to long-term returns.
  12. Simple Vs. Exponential Moving Averages

    These technical indicators help investors to visualize trends by smoothing out price movements.
  13. A Guide To Investing In Consumer Staples

    These companies may not be flashy but they offer investors structure and diversification.
  14. Stock Options: What's Price Got To Do With It?

    A thorough understanding of risk is essential in options trading. So is knowing the factors that affect option price.
  15. Is There A Right Way To Invest In Gold?

    Purists like physical bullion, but most investors prefer ETFs.
  16. Evaluating Executive Compensation

    Find out how to determine whether a CEO is being overpaid.
  17. How Does Your Margin Grow?

    Risk-management tool SPAN margin boosts profitability prospects by helping to determine when to exit a trade.
  18. New Forex Rules Cap Losses - And Profits

    The CFTC is considering reducing the maximum amount of leverage in the forex market to 10:1. Find out what this change would ...
  19. This Week in Financial History: Visa's IPO, Viva Las Vegas And The Ides Of March

    From the founding of Sin City to the world's largest IPO, find out what historic financial events occurred this week.
  20. 10 Tax Tips For Stock Options

    Options and restricted stock are a great perk--if you don't get caught in a tax trap. Here's what you need to know.
  21. Vital Link: Manufacturing And Economic Recovery

    Manufacturing output is one of the clearest signs that an economy is recovering from a recession.
  22. An Introduction To Ichimoku Charts In Forex Trading

    Discover how this high-flying application can be used in forex trading.
  23. Is Your Bank Going Broke?

    In 2009, the list of struggling banks grew by leaps and bounds. Find out which banks are faring the worst in 2010.
  24. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  25. Earn Big Bucks With A Specialized Financial Career

    Choosing to specialize may be easier for you and more beneficial to your clients.
  26. Mr. President And Mr. Market

    Whether you're Canadian, French or Mongolian, if you invest, you probably need to keep an eye on American politics.
  27. The Basics Of Trading A Stock

    Taking control of your portfolio means knowing what orders to use when buying or selling stocks.
  28. Long-Term Care Insurance: You Have Options

    The latest offerings provide more coverage and the ability to pick and choose what types of coverage you'll need.
  29. The Dangerous Lure Of Cheap Out-Of-The-Money Options

    Betting on an expected move is fine, but one must understand the risks involved in a position - and consider the alternatives. ...
  30. The Tradition Of The NYSE Bell

    Ringing the NYSE bell has become a time-honored tradition that has included many celebrities, athletes and notable personalities.
  31. Forex: How To Scalp Fundamentally

    Learn why event-driven scalping in the currency market involves balancing fundamentals with technicals.
  32. 3 Reasons Not To Trade Range Breakouts

    Trading range breakouts is unprofitable for most novice traders; here are some alternatives that can be used.
  33. Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  34. Going Long On Calls

    Learn how to buy calls and then sell or exercise them to earn a profit.
  35. Forex: Money Management Matters

    Currency trading offers far more flexibility than other markets, but long-term success requires discipline in money management. ...
  36. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  37. Did Derivatives Cause The Recession?

    We may never come to a consensus on what caused the financial collapse, but derivatives definitely share a large part of ...
  38. Options and Futures: You Already Trade Them

    These instruments seem complicated to beginners, but many people already make similar trades on a daily basis.
  39. Trade The Covered Call - Without The Stock

    The standard covered call can be used to hedge positions or generate income. This calendar spread may do so more effectively. ...
  40. Finding The Right Trading Coach

    If you're looking to master the art of trading, you may think you need an expert trader. What you may really need is an expert ...
  41. Active Managers' Market-Beating Claims Debunked

    New, more precise mutual fund style analysis shows active management still underperforms over time.
  42. Choosing A Compatible Broker

    We go over the factors that determine different investing personalities, and the services that best suit them.
  43. Advanced Option Trading: The Modified Butterfly Spread

    This strategy provides traders with the flexibility to craft a position with unique risk/reward characteristics.
  44. Cashing In On A Commodities Boom

    They're hard to predict, but commodities cycles provide valuable information for traders.
  45. How To Profit From An Inefficient Market

    Yes, it is possible to consistently beat the stock market.
  46. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  47. Hedging With Puts And Calls

    This trading strategy can reduce your risk - but only if you use it effectively.
  48. Weekend Analysis: A Path To Forex Profits

    A weekend analysis can strengthen your forex trading through preparation and planning.
  49. Whom Should Corporations Please?

    Companies balance the interests of owners, customers and employees. Find out who comes out on top.
  50. Variety A Bitter Spice For Investors

    Faced with too many choices? Find out how to cut the confusion and create a palatable portfolio.
  51. Create Your Own Trading Strategies

    Do-it-yourself trading can be very rewarding - both psychologically and for your wallet.
  52. Strategies For Quarterly Earnings Season

    Breeze through consensus estimates like the biggest Wall Street forecasters.
  53. The International Money Market

    Banks, corporations, traders and speculators all use the IMM to borrow, lend, trade, profit, finance, speculate and hedge ...
  54. Getting The Real Earnings

    EPS helps investors analyze earnings in relation to changes in new-share capital.
  55. Range Trade Forex With Non-U.S. Dollar Pairs

    If you are following a range-trading strategy, you're better off with pairs that do not include the U.S. dollar. Find out ...
  56. The Best Way To Borrow

    There are many avenues from which to drum up funding. Find out the pros and cons of each.
  57. Core Earnings Strip Away "Creative" Accounting

    This metric is an attempt to counteract creative accounting, but it poses its own set of challenges.
  58. Options Trading: The Modidor Spread

    Use this modification of an iron condor to reduce risk and increase your chance at profiting on the trade.
  59. Schaff Trend: A Faster And More Accurate Indicator

    The Schaff Trend Cycle Indicator is forward-looking and generates signals much faster than old indicators like the MACD.
  60. Sizing A Futures Trade Using Average True Range

    Futures trading is risky business, so it's crucial that traders' positions match the level of risk they are willing to bear. ...
  61. Earnings Power Drives Stocks

    Internal return on investment helps determine a stock's ability to propel shareholder returns.
  62. Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  63. Is Your Forex Broker A Scam?

    While the forex market is slowly becoming more regulated, there are many unscrupulous brokers who should not be in business. ...
  64. 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.
  65. Inside Day Bollinger Band® Turn Trade

    We'll show you which candles shed light on successful trend trades.
  66. Options On Futures: A World Of Potential Profit

    There's one simple hurdle in the transition from stock to futures options: learning about product specifications.
  67. Keep It Simple - Trade With The Trend

    Often, the simple solution is the best one. Find out how easy it can be to trade with the trend.
  68. Trade Simple, Trade Smart

    Simplicity can be a trader's best friend. Here is a simple day trading strategy which takes advantage of a stock's dynamics. ...
  69. Common Bond-Buying Mistakes

    Avoid these errors made daily in bond portfolios everywhere.
  70. The U.S. Dollar And The Yen: An Interesting Partnership

    In order to make the USD/JPY relationship more understandable, we must look at the yen in terms of treasury bonds.
  71. Fight Back Against Inflation

    Inflation is often a consequence of economic recovery. Here's how you can protect your financial portfolio.
  72. Worst Financial Decisions Of 2009

    Given the information they had at the time, these were the worst financial decisions of the year.
  73. 3 Simple Steps To Building Wealth

    Getting richer is easier if you take it one step at a time.
  74. Find The Perfect Job With A Career Club

    Career clubs can help you get back on your feet, whether you lost a job or just need a change.
  75. 7 Ways To Avoid Self-Employed Tax Penalties

    If you follow these methods for calculating estimated tax payments, you could minimize your chances of incurring penalties. ...
  76. All About EVA

    Looking for a formula to determine whether a company is creating wealth? Time to learn all about economic value added.
  77. Mergers & Acquisitions: An Avenue For Profitable Trades

    When major corporate transactions have a big impact on the currency markets, you can benefit.
  78. Benefit From A Winning Investment Club

    Joining an investment club isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can help you learn the ropes or sharpen your investing skills. ...
  79. Choose To Beat The Bank

    From internet banking to credit unions, it's in your power to cut fees and maximize service.
  80. Inflation: The Inside Story

    Understanding what the Consumer Price Index says about inflation, can be very important for investors.
  81. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  82. Do Option Sellers Have a Trading Edge?

    Take a look at a study that discovered that three out of every four options expired worthless.
  83. Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    This emerging type of loan is not just for treehuggers. It rewards you for eco-friendly housing, in the form of cold, hard, ...
  84. Kairi Relative Index: The Forgotten Oscillator

    Though an older indicator, Kairi can still be a valuable tool for experienced investors.
  85. 9 Ways To Save On Winter Bills

    Winter heating bills can leave your finances in the cold. These tips will help warm things up.
  86. Signs That It Might Be Time To Sell

    In the stock market, knowing when to sell is just as important as knowing when to buy.
  87. Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  88. Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  89. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

    Leveraged ETFs have been mass marketed, but there are far safer ways to invest.
  90. Find Profits By Hedging Iron Condors

    Hedging iron condors with put calendars can help control losses, and can even make an investor more profitable.
  91. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  92. Profiting In A Post-Recession Economy

    When the dust from a recession settles, there are often many opportunities for portfolio growth - both locally and internationally. ...
  93. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  94. It Pays To Be A Scrooge

    How much would you save if you skipped Christmas entirely? And what could you do with those savings?
  95. Make Money With The Consumer Cyclical And Staple Indicator

    Knowing the difference between what consumers need and what they want can help you target your stock picks to follow consumer ...
  96. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  97. Easy Ways To Cut Rental Costs

    If rent payments are crippling your finances, then read on to learn how to save your money.
  98. Traders: Work Less, Make More Money

    Cut down on homework by screening for stocks that tend to make large intraday moves.
  99. 6 Economic Gifts I Want For Christmas

    Here are six things that will lead to everyone getting their wish this year, and for many years to come.
  100. The Truth About Naked Short Selling

    The media demonizes naked short selling, but in most cases it occurs in a collapse, rather than causing it.
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