Active Trading Articles

  1. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  2. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

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

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

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  5. 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.
  6. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

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

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

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

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

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  11. 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.
  12. Cut Down Option Risk With Covered Calls

    A good place to start with options is writing these contracts against shares you already own.
  13. 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.
  14. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

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

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

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  17. 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.
  18. Introduction To Swing Charting

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

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  20. 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.
  21. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. A Look At Exit Strategies

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

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

    Hedging with futures can protect those who buy and sell commodities from adverse price movements.
  27. 3 Questions To Find Your Trading Plan

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

    Find out how this flexible and customizable tool magnifies both gains and losses.
  29. 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.
  30. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  31. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  32. 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.
  33. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  34. 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.
  35. The Leap-Year Phenomenon

    Find out if you can build a strategy around the behavior of the market in the presidential cycle.
  36. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

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

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

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

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

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

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

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

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

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

    We look at the training, tools, equipment and strategies needed to succeed as a day trader.
  49. 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.
  50. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  66. Profiting From Panic Selling

    When everyone rushes to dump their stocks, you may find yourself with a great buying opportunity. Learn about it here.
  67. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  68. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  69. 5 Things To Do When The Market Won't Go Down

    Even when the market looks like it can still go higher, sometimes it's best to leave while you're still up.
  70. Goals For Novice Traders

    You're starting out in the investing world as a trader, so now what? We give you a few tips on how set your goals.
  71. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  72. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  73. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  74. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  75. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  76. 7 Investing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

    No investor is flawless. Here are some common investing fallacies and a step-by-step guide on how to avoid them.
  77. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  78. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  79. Volatility - The Birth Of A New Asset Class

    Learn more about the trading possibilities with the VIX.
  80. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  81. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  82. A Winning Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  83. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  84. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  85. Momentum And The Relative Strength Index

    These two indicators can give the trader a better understanding of when to get in and out of an issue.
  86. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  87. 4 Leverage Ratios Used In Evaluating Energy Firms

    These four leverage ratios can help investors understand how oil and gas firms are managing their debt.
  88. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  89. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  90. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  91. Speed Resistance Lines

    Learn how to measure the uptrend and downtrend lines on a finance chart.
  92. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  93. Which Is The Better Lender – VISA Or A Bank?

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  94. How The Internet Has Changed Investing

    Discover the significant impact the Internet has had on how we invest and view the markets.
  95. Biggest Industry Ups And Downs Of 2011

    We look at the market's biggest winners and losers and see what's in store for the upcoming year.
  96. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  97. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  98. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  99. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: A Comparison

    Comparing the structure of mutual funds and ETFs can help you decide which is right for your portfolio.
  100. Using Economic Capital To Determine Risk

    Discover how banks and financial institutions use economic capital to enhance risk management.
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