Active Trading Articles

  1. The Fall Of The Market In The Fall Of 2008

    How did America's strong economy tumble so quickly? Find out here.
  2. The Foundation Of Structured Settlements

    This annuitized payment setup should be arranged through impartial attorneys and tax agents.
  3. Net Worth Nosedive: Can You Still Retire?

    If a dip in the economy has you worried about retirement, you still have options.
  4. The 4 Advantages of Options

    Flexible and cost efficient, options are more popular than ever. Find out why.
  5. How And When To Switch Your 529 Plan

    Just as with any investment, you should review your plan to make sure it's meeting your needs.
  6. 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.
  7. Segregated Funds: Investment Protection For Canadian Citizens

    These funds contain the best of all worlds, providing opportunities for market growth with a no-loss guarantee.
  8. Peer-To-Peer Lending Breaks Down Financial Borders

    Banks are no longer the only option for a loan - the P2P lending system operates without them.
  9. The Long Straddle And Price Consolidation

    With options, the direction of a stock's next major move becomes less important than its magnitude.
  10. Pyramid Your Way To Profits

    This strategy involves scaling into profitable investments as they continue to rise.
  11. Surviving On An Irregular Income

    Being self-employed provides freedom, but only if you learn to make your money last.
  12. Iceland's Near Collapse: What Can We Learn?

    This thriving country was brought to its knees by the rapid growth - and subsequent decline - of its banking industry.
  13. Profit From Earnings Surprises With Straddles And Strangles

    These option strategies allow traders to play on earnings announcements without taking a side.
  14. Municipalities Free Up Cash With Chapter 9

    Find out what happens to municipalities when they need money, but have no other option than bankruptcy.
  15. Reduce Tuition With A Work-Incentive Program

    Find out how to gain valuable work experience and cut the cost of your education.
  16. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  17. Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

    Leveraging your money can have many perks, but it's not always the smartest financial plan.
  18. Moral Hazards: A Bump In The Contract Road

    Learn how this phenomenon can cause a party in an agreement to behave differently than expected.
  19. Housing Deals That Fall Through

    Find why buyers back out and what you can do if you're left holding the bag.
  20. Profiting From Stock Declines: Bear Put Spread Vs. Long Put

    If you're bearish, you should compare the risk/reward characteristics of these two strategies.
  21. For Top-Notch Insurance Coverage, Compare Quotes

    Find out how to use and compare policy options to get the best coverage at the best price.
  22. 8 Ways To Help Family Members In Financial Trouble

    Find out how to help the ones you love without hurting yourself.
  23. An Introduction To Canadian Income Trusts

    Yields in excess of 10% aren't rare, but these unique investments need to be chosen very carefully.
  24. Mastering Short-Term Trading

    Making money in a pressure-cooker environment is all about minimizing risk on hot picks.
  25. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  26. Multivariate Models: The Monte Carlo Analysis

    This decision-making tool integrates the idea that every decision has an impact on overall risk.
  27. Trading OEX Options: The Risk Of Early Exercise

    Exercising early can benefit options traders, but only when trading American-style options.
  28. Peer Comparison Uncovers Undervalued Stocks

    Learn how to put one of the top equity analysis tools to work for you.
  29. Has Your Fund Manager Been Through A Bear Market?

    How to find a portfolio that will survive when the bulls stop charging.
  30. How Your Annuity Company Determines Renewal Rates

    Find the firm that's right for you by uncovering how it makes its investment choices.
  31. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  32. Reining In CEO Rewards

    Could bloated CEO compensation be to blame for the widening gap between the rich and the ultra-rich?
  33. Principal-Protected Investments: Risks, Fees And Regulations

    Discover if these instruments hit the right note for you.
  34. Collecting Option Premium In The Grain Market

    Believe it or not, there are some great income-generating strategies that are lower in risk.
  35. 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.
  36. The Basics Of Game Theory

    Break down and examine the potential consequences of economic/financial scenarios.
  37. The Stock Cycle: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Stock prices seem random, but there are repeating cycles. Learn to take advantage.
  38. Can Insiders Help You Make Better Trades?

    Find out why the trading activity of owners and executives can be a valuable trade-confirmation tool.
  39. Immunization Inoculates Against Interest Rate Risk

    Big-money investors can hedge against bond portfolio losses caused by rate fluctuations.
  40. What Is Option Moneyness?

    Get the basics under your cap before you get into the game.
  41. Finding Short Candidates With Technical Analysis

    Learn how to distinguish tops and bottoms in the equity market when short selling.
  42. The Crash Of 1929 - Could It Happen Again?

    Learn about the series of events that triggered the Great Depression.
  43. 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.
  44. The Advantage Of Intermarket Analysis

    Analyzing a variety of markets around the world can provide powerful insight into trading opportunities.
  45. 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.
  46. Who Is To Blame For The Subprime Crisis?

    From lenders to buyers to hedge funds, it appears everyone has blood on their hands.
  47. 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.
  48. Strategic Ways To Distribute Your RMD

    We give you some tips on preserving your nest egg in the face of unavoidable withdrawals.
  49. Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  50. Anticipate Trends To Find Profits

    Monitoring your trades in real-time can help you anticipate their outcomes.
  51. How Will The Subprime Mess Impact You?

    The subprime collapse could mean doom and gloom for housing, equities and the overall economy.
  52. Taking a Trip to Trader Town: Exploring the Trader's Chatroom

    Traders don't have to be solitary to be successful--discover how to connect with fellow traders and experts.
  53. Surf's Up With Filtered Waves

    With an appropriate filter, you can ride the waters to rising profits.
  54. Handicap The Market, Rack Up Gains

    Investing on Wall Street and gambling on The Strip are not as different as they may seem.
  55. Due Diligence In 10 Easy Steps

    Got a hot stock tip? Follow up on it with these tips to avoid getting burned.
  56. Testing Point-And-Figure Patterns

    Learn the patterns that will help you pinpoint and profit from breakouts.
  57. Candle Sheds More Light Than The MACD

    Read the case against this well-established indicator.
  58. Price Pivots Circle Big Profits

    Reading pivots will help you spot trends and use them to your advantage.
  59. 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.
  60. Greenshoe Options: An IPO's Best Friend

    Find out how companies can save or boost their public offering price with these options.
  61. 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. ...
  62. Putting Management Under The Microscope

    We tell you where to find the telltale signs of corporate misdeeds.
  63. The Rectangle Formation

    Find out how this technical pattern can be useful in your trading arsenal.
  64. Taking The Bite Out Of A Bear Market

    Find out which financial instruments will protect you from bear market volatility.
  65. The Short And Distort: Stock Manipulation In A Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  66. Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  67. DMI Points The Way To Profits

    The directional movement index tells you whether to go long, short or stand aside.
  68. Enjoy Life Now And Still Save For Later

    Find out how to balance living well today and retiring well tomorrow.
  69. Dialing In On The Credit Crisis

    Would a similar crisis have occurred if iPhone investors were offered the same loan options as homeowners?
  70. Survival Tips For A Stormy Market

    Learn which stocks to watch and which to avoid when the Dow starts to sink.
  71. Brains Don't Always Bring The Bucks

    Common mistakes can prevent even the smartest investors from beating the market.
  72. Enter Profitable Territory With Average True Range

    Find entry or exit signals or develop a complete system based on this versatile tool.
  73. 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.
  74. Demystification Of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of account suits your specific needs.
  75. Tales From The Trenches: The Rising Wedge Breakdown

    Learn how to short this reversal pattern with a favorable risk/reward ratio.
  76. Continuation Patterns - Part 2

    Take a closer look at triangles, which appear in ascending, descending and symmetrical forms.
  77. 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.
  78. Cut Credit Card Bills By Negotiating A Lower APR

    Reducing the rate charged on your credit card balance is the first step to getting out of debt.
  79. An Investor's Checklist To Financial Footnotes

    Footnotes to the financial statements contain very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  80. Using The VIX For Shorting Opportunities

    Find out how to use this tool to identify opportunities.
  81. Trading's 6 Biggest Losers

    These "rogue traders" are famous for their billion-dollar mistakes.
  82. Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

    Find out how you can combine the best of both strategies to better understand the markets.
  83. Personal Pensions: Repackaging The Annuity

    Discover an investment that can provide a stable income once you've left the work force.
  84. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  85. 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?
  86. Variable Annuity Benefits: What The Fine Print Won't Tell You

    Learn the truth before you strap yourself into these annuity "seat belts".
  87. 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 ...
  88. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  89. Defeasance Reduces Commercial Real Estate Fees

    Try this alternative to short-term variable-rate financing when using leverage to buy property.
  90. Spotlight On The Solar Industry

    Before you buy into the hype, learn how the industry works and how to spot the winners.
  91. 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.
  92. Stock Option Expiration Cycles

    Understanding expiration cycles is just one more way to help you increase your success rate when trading options.
  93. Taking The Sting Out Of Investment Loss

    Get a hold of yourself! Take losses in stride and learn to invest dispassionately.
  94. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  95. Why Public Companies Go Private

    Privatization can give management more time to make money for investors, but at what cost?
  96. Need Retirement Income? Sell Your House!

    Discover 10 tips for making a quick sale and a healthy profit.
  97. Delving Into Insider Investments

    Keeping tabs on company executives can provide clues about where a stock is headed.
  98. 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?
  99. Different Needs, Different Loans

    Find out what options are available when it comes to borrowing money.
  100. Four Big Investor Errors

    These simple lessons can cut your losses.
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