Active Trading Articles

  1. The Crash Of 1929 - Could It Happen Again?

    Learn about the series of events that triggered the Great Depression.
  2. Price Pivots Circle Big Profits

    Reading pivots will help you spot trends and use them to your advantage.
  3. 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.
  4. Surf's Up With Filtered Waves

    With an appropriate filter, you can ride the waters to rising profits.
  5. Greenshoe Options: An IPO's Best Friend

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

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

    Find out how this technical pattern can be useful in your trading arsenal.
  8. An Investor's Checklist To Financial Footnotes

    Footnotes to the financial statements contain very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  9. How Your Annuity Company Determines Renewal Rates

    Find the firm that's right for you by uncovering how it makes its investment choices.
  10. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  11. Taking The Bite Out Of A Bear Market

    Find out which financial instruments will protect you from bear market volatility.
  12. 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.
  13. DMI Points The Way To Profits

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

    Find out how to balance living well today and retiring well tomorrow.
  15. 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.
  16. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  17. Testing Point-And-Figure Patterns

    Learn the patterns that will help you pinpoint and profit from breakouts.
  18. Survival Tips For A Stormy Market

    Learn which stocks to watch and which to avoid when the Dow starts to sink.
  19. Mastering Short-Term Trading

    Making money in a pressure-cooker environment is all about minimizing risk on hot picks.
  20. Candle Sheds More Light Than The MACD

    Read the case against this well-established indicator.
  21. 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.
  22. Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  23. The Stock Cycle: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Stock prices seem random, but there are repeating cycles. Learn to take advantage.
  24. Immunization Inoculates Against Interest Rate Risk

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

    Get the basics under your cap before you get into the game.
  26. 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.
  27. The Advantage Of Intermarket Analysis

    Analyzing a variety of markets around the world can provide powerful insight into trading opportunities.
  28. Multivariate Models: The Monte Carlo Analysis

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

    Exercising early can benefit options traders, but only when trading American-style options.
  30. Brains Don't Always Bring The Bucks

    Common mistakes can prevent even the smartest investors from beating the market.
  31. Continuation Patterns - Part 2

    Take a closer look at triangles, which appear in ascending, descending and symmetrical forms.
  32. 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.
  33. Collecting Option Premium In The Grain Market

    Believe it or not, there are some great income-generating strategies that are lower in risk.
  34. Has Your Fund Manager Been Through A Bear Market?

    How to find a portfolio that will survive when the bulls stop charging.
  35. Reining In CEO Rewards

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

    Discover if these instruments hit the right note for you.
  37. Strategic Ways To Distribute Your RMD

    We give you some tips on preserving your nest egg in the face of unavoidable withdrawals.
  38. Anticipate Trends To Find Profits

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

    The subprime collapse could mean doom and gloom for housing, equities and the overall economy.
  40. Peer Comparison Uncovers Undervalued Stocks

    Learn how to put one of the top equity analysis tools to work for you.
  41. Handicap The Market, Rack Up Gains

    Investing on Wall Street and gambling on The Strip are not as different as they may seem.
  42. 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. ...
  43. Dialing In On The Credit Crisis

    Would a similar crisis have occurred if iPhone investors were offered the same loan options as homeowners?
  44. Enter Profitable Territory With Average True Range

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

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

    Learn how to short this reversal pattern with a favorable risk/reward ratio.
  48. 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.
  49. Using The VIX For Shorting Opportunities

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

    These "rogue traders" are famous for their billion-dollar mistakes.
  51. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  52. Spotlight On The Solar Industry

    Before you buy into the hype, learn how the industry works and how to spot the winners.
  53. Taking The Sting Out Of Investment Loss

    Get a hold of yourself! Take losses in stride and learn to invest dispassionately.
  54. Asset Protection For The Business Owner

    Could incorporating your business help protect it? Find out here.
  55. Let Life Insurance Riders Drive Your Coverage

    Find out how these additional benefits can help you customize your policy.
  56. Combining Credit For A Happy Financial-Ever-After

    A couple's finances may not always be a match made in heaven. Find out when to say "I Do".
  57. Pinpoint Takeovers First

    Use these seven steps to discover a takeover before the rest of the market catches on.
  58. House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs

    Investors are now able to invest directly in real property, mortgages and other assets.
  59. 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.
  60. Different Needs, Different Loans

    Find out what options are available when it comes to borrowing money.
  61. Should Parents Pay For College?

    When federal student loan resources are exhausted, parents and students face tough decisions on how to pay.
  62. Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

    Find out how you can combine the best of both strategies to better understand the markets.
  63. 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 ...
  64. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  65. Why Public Companies Go Private

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

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

    Keeping tabs on company executives can provide clues about where a stock is headed.
  68. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  69. 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?
  70. Mortgage Asset-Liability Management Made Easy

    Should you refinance your mortgage to purchase other assets? Learn how to weigh your risk.
  71. Immediate Annuities: Guaranteed Payout At A Price?

    This vehicle can have very low, or even negative, rates. Find out when it pays to invest.
  72. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 7

    This system identifies the intraday price movements that indicates entry points for your buy or sell orders.
  73. Henry Ford: Industry Mogul And Industrial Innovator

    This man made his dream of bringing the automobile to the masses a reality.
  74. Market Reversals And How To Spot Them

    The sushi-roll indicator may help lower the risk of trying to pick market tops and bottoms.
  75. 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.
  76. Variable Annuity Benefits: What The Fine Print Won't Tell You

    Learn the truth before you strap yourself into these annuity "seat belts".
  77. Operating Leverage Captures Relationships

    Find out how fixed and variable costs interact to shed new light on old companies.
  78. Einstein's Stock Tips: Gravity and Growth

    Can applying the theory of relativity help you pick a stock? Find out more here.
  79. 401(k) Debit Cards: Taking A Swipe At Your Retirement Savings

    This is just another more convenient way to borrow from your plan. But at what cost?
  80. ADX: The Trend Strength Indicator

    Follow this tool to reduced risk and increase profit potential.
  81. Pencil In Profits In Any Market With A Calendar Spread

    This options spread strategy provides many advantages over plain old puts and calls.
  82. Common Risks That Can Ruin Your Retirement

    These unexpected bumps can sideline your post-work plans and prevent you from riding out your assets.
  83. Stock Option Expiration Cycles

    Understanding expiration cycles is just one more way to help you increase your success rate when trading options.
  84. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  85. Update Your Variable Annuity With Section 1035

    Thanks to a special tax code clause, you can surrender a variable annuity without paying income tax.
  86. Bear-Proof Your Retirement Portfolio

    Find out how to protect your assets so you can live out your dreams in style.
  87. Divergences, Momentum And Rate Of Change

    Divergences may signal a change in market direction, but traders must also identify the speed of that change.
  88. 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?
  89. 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.
  90. Tales From The Trenches: Volume Confirmed Broadening Pattern

    Find out how to make sense of this tricky - but profitable - formation.
  91. Break Out Of Annuity Prison

    Annuities offer security but also lock up your cash. The secondary market could be your key.
  92. Prices Plunging? Buy A Put!

    You can make money on a falling stock. Find out how going long on a put can lead to profits.
  93. Defeasance Reduces Commercial Real Estate Fees

    Try this alternative to short-term variable-rate financing when using leverage to buy property.
  94. 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.
  95. Bear Spray For Your 401(k)

    You can defend your retirement savings from the ravages of a bear market. We'll show you how.
  96. Hedge Funds Go Retail

    Find out how average investors are breaking into what was once reserved for the ultra rich.
  97. Investment Services Stump Investors

    What you're getting isn't easy to determine. Find out how to get your money's worth.
  98. Four Big Investor Errors

    These simple lessons can cut your losses.
  99. Your Car: Fixer-Upper Or Scrap Metal?

    Sometimes buying a new car can be cheaper than shelling out for repairs.
  100. 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.
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