Active Trading Articles

  1. Herding Tendencies Among Analysts

    Just like private investors, analysts are sometimes guilty of following the herd and failing to think independently.
  2. Use The Momentum Strategy To Your Advantage

    Learn how to use a number of different indicators to know when to make your trading moves.
  3. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  4. Is Now The Time To Buy Put Options?

    A market correction is sure to occur sometime in the near future. Discover if hedging can protect your portfolio.
  5. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  6. Leveraged Investment Showdown

    Margin loans, futures and ETF options can all mean better returns, but which one should you pick?
  7. How To Talk Like An Investor

    Learn all the lingo you'll need to start investing or to impress your coworkers around the water cooler.
  8. Psychological Coping Strategies For Handling Losses

    There are a variety of psychological strategies for coping with financial losses and investing mistakes.
  9. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
  10. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

    Profit from up, down and sideways markets with commodity trading advisors.
  11. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  12. Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  13. Sugar: A Sweet Deal For Investors

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  14. When Your Bond Comes Calling

    Callable bonds can leave investors with a pile of cash in a low-interest market. Find out what you can do about it.
  15. Hedging Basics: What Is A Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  16. Practical And Affordable Hedging Strategies

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  17. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  18. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  19. The Basics Of Money Flow

    Learn how this indicator uses both price and volume to record a more complete picture of price action.
  20. 3 Things Investors Can Learn From Traders

    By incorporating some of the best practices of top traders, investors can greatly improve portfolio returns.
  21. 4 Investment Mistakes That Could Damage Your Wealth

    The open financial market remains extremely fluid and changeable. Beware of these four fundamental errors.
  22. 5 Best Apps For Active Traders

    Investors are increasingly relying on their mobile devices to trade and do research. Here are five apps worth checking out.
  23. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
  24. Harvesting Crop Production Reports

    Find out what grain investors need to know to analyze USDA reports.
  25. How To Recognize Sunk Costs

    Find out about sunk costs and why "getting your money's worth" can cost you more than you think.
  26. Naked Options Expose You To Risk

    Find out why these enticing options can spell trouble for your bottom line.
  27. Hedge Fund Failures Illuminate Leverage Pitfalls

    Learn what mistakes cause hedge funds to collapse and how to avoid similar problems.
  28. Introduction To Multi-Discipline Accounts

    You get multiple managers, affordable diversification, customization and consolidated reporting all under one roof.
  29. How To Avoid Common Investing Problems

    Learn to overcome eight hurdles that can keep you from realizing the best returns.
  30. 5 Top Traded Stocks

    Microsoft and GE are two of the biggest names on this list of stocks that have a consistently high trading volume.
  31. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  32. Scalping: Small Quick Profits Can Add Up

    We look at different styles of scalping, and how they can all be very profitable.
  33. The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    Use these rules to guide you on the road to financial freedom.
  34. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  35. Saving Money On Individual Health Insurance Policies

    Here are tips on how to find the best individual health insurance policy for you, based on your needs and budget.
  36. Invest Without Stress

    Have anxiety? Don't worry. We have your worry-free investing guide right here.
  37. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  38. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  39. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  40. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  41. Utility Funds: A Bright Choice In Bear And Bull Markets

    Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.
  42. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  43. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  44. How To Choose Stocks For Day Trading

    Discover some of the contributing factors in determining what stocks are best for day trading.
  45. Why Leveraged Investments Sink

    This powerful tool can have you swimming in money or drowning in underwater equity.
  46. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  47. Hedge Against Exchange Rate Risk With Currency ETFs

    Currency moves are unpredictable and can have an adverse effect on portfolio returns. Find out how to protect yourself.
  48. Cut Down Option Risk With Covered Calls

    A good place to start with options is writing these contracts against shares you already own.
  49. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  50. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

    Although many hedge funds hold stock in big companies, some hold some extremely unusual investments.
  51. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  52. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  53. Separately Managed Accounts: A Mutual Fund Alternative

    It takes a hefty minimum investment to get in in on an SMA, but these offer some distinct advantages.
  54. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  55. Contango Vs. Normal Backwardation

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  56. A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

    We tell you how this strategy avoids downturns, improves performance and invests in the best asset classes.
  57. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  58. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded.
  59. Channeling: Charting A Path To Success

    Find out how to build these charts showing buy, sell, stop-loss and take-profit points, and even estimate length of trade.
  60. A Look At Exit Strategies

    Setting appropriate exit points should help you avoid taking premature profits or running losses.
  61. An Introduction To Day Trading

    This article will take an objective look at day trading, who does it and how it is done.
  62. Grow Your Finances In The Grain Markets

    Hedging with futures can protect those who buy and sell commodities from adverse price movements.
  63. 3 Questions To Find Your Trading Plan

    Ask yourself these three questions to figure out which strategy is best for you.
  64. Forex Leverage: A Double-Edged Sword

    Find out how this flexible and customizable tool magnifies both gains and losses.
  65. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  66. Neural Trading: Biological Keys To Profit

    Learn about neural networks, which is software designed to simulate the human brain in order to make better trading decisions.
  67. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  68. Calculating Profits And Losses Of Your Currency Trades

    The forex is a risky market, and traders must always remain alert about their trade positions. Learn how to keep on top of your currency trades.
  69. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  70. The Leap-Year Phenomenon

    Find out if you can build a strategy around the behavior of the market in the presidential cycle.
  71. 7 Low Cost Spring Cleaning Jobs

    Spending a little time and money to maintain your home today could save you a lot of time and money in the future.
  72. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in this market.
  73. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  74. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  75. How Checklists Can Help Investors

    It is easy to drown in the flood of information available in the markets. Checklists could help you out.
  76. How To Survive The Trading Game

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  77. A Newbie's Guide To Reading An Options Chain

    Learning to understand the language of options chains will help you become a more informed trader.
  78. Rolling LEAP Options

    The rewards of using LEAP call options can be a lower cost of capital, higher leverage and no risk of margin calls.
  79. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  80. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  81. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  82. High-Tech Fibonacci

    Fibonacci developed this system in the Middle Ages. See how it can provide accuracy without sacrificing readability.
  83. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  84. How To Become A Day Trader

    We look at the training, tools, equipment and strategies needed to succeed as a day trader.
  85. The Relationship Between The Dow And American Identity

    We look at the history of the DJIA and try to understand its importance in the U.S.
  86. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  87. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  88. Series 63, Series 65 Or Series 66?

    When joining the world of investment professionals, you must take the right exams.
  89. Invest In Yourself With A College Education

    Spending a few thousand dollars on school could help you earn millions more.
  90. Closing A Real Estate Deal In A Down Market

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  91. Moving Average Explosions

    Find out how you can profit from this short squeeze strategy.
  92. Psychopaths In The Trading Room

    Learn about a study that compares the behaviors of some stockbrokers to that of certifiable psychopaths.
  93. Getting Acquainted With Options Trading

    Learn more about stock options, including some basic terminology and the source of profits.
  94. Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  95. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  96. Naked Call Writing: A Risky Options Strategy

    Learn about this aggressive trading strategy to generate income as part of a diversified portfolio.
  97. Should You Bite On Dental Insurance?

    Don't pay for a plan that won't cover your pearly whites when you need it to.
  98. Getting To Know The "Greeks"

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  99. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company.
  100. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which side of the deal you're on.
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