Active Trading Articles

  1. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  2. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  3. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  4. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  5. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  6. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  7. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  8. 3 Psychological Quirks That Affect Your Trading

    There are human tendencies that can block the road toward achieving our financial goals. Here's how to get around them.
  9. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  10. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  11. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  12. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  13. Divergence: The Trade Most Profitable

    Comparing price swings helps traders gain insight into price momentum.
  14. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  15. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  16. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  17. Beginner's Guide To Auto Insurance

    Find the perfect policy that suits both your coverage and budgetary needs.
  18. Adjusting Day Trading Strategies For Different Market Conditions

    Being a successful trader means knowing when to play the market and how. Find out what strategies will have you on top.
  19. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  20. Understanding Forex Rollover Credits And Debits

    Forex trades are subject to receiving interest or being debited interest if positions are held overnight.
  21. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  22. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  23. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  24. Be Aware Of The Hindenburg

    This indicator can protect your profits from going into a tailspin.
  25. The Rise Of The Rogue Trader

    We look at what makes a trader "rogue," why they do what they do, and how they get caught.
  26. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  27. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  28. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  29. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for your portfolio.
  30. The "True" Cost Of Stock Options

    Perhaps the real cost of employee stock options is already accounted for in the expense of buyback programs.
  31. The 7 Pitfalls Of Moving Averages

    While moving averages can be a valuable tool, they are not without risk. Discover the pitalls and how to avoid them.
  32. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  33. Retail FX Spreads: Do They Even Matter?

    Learn how retail forex spreads affect your ability to trade currencies.
  34. The Importance Of Time Value In Options Trading

    Move beyond simply buying calls and puts, and learn how to turn time-value decay into potential profits.
  35. How To Establish A Credit History

    Can't get a credit card without a credit history, and can't get a history without a card? Break the Catch-22.
  36. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  37. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    We break down the stodgy stereotype to see what these investments can do for you.
  38. 4 Biases That Can Make You A Bad Investor

    Find out how to spot these four biases, and start making more logical investing decisions.
  39. Getting Started In Forex Options

    Stocks are not the only securities underlying options. Learn how to use FOREX options for profit and hedging.
  40. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  41. Market Speculators: More Help Than Harm

    Speculators often get a bad rap, but it's important to remember that they only observe trends, not manipulate them.
  42. The Importance Of Trading Psychology And Discipline

    Find out how investing success can be more about your mindset and less about the markets.
  43. Translating Ticker Talk

    Stock tickers can say a lot about a company in just a few letters. Find out how to read them.
  44. Is Your Mutual Fund Safe?

    You might be carrying more risk than you think if your fund invests in derivatives.
  45. Tips For Investors In Volatile Markets

    Find out what to look out for when trading during market instability.
  46. Are You Under Or Overtrading?

    Under and overtrading can lessen an investor's profits. Find out how to fix these issues with a trading plan.
  47. 5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make

    Starting to invest can be a scary process. Luckily, steering clear of common errors is half the battle.
  48. Profit On Any Price Change With Long Straddles

    In this strategy, traders cash in when the underlying security rises - and when it falls.
  49. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  50. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  51. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  52. Top 4 Mistakes That Cause Futures Traders To Fail

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  53. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  54. Finding Success Where Indicators Fail

    Trade what you see: Follow the charts, buy breakouts and honor stops. We'll look at a case study to show you how.
  55. 5 Mental Mistakes That Affect Stock Analysts

    They know more about stocks than the average person, but analysts are still affected by biases. Find out what they are.
  56. The Viability Of Tracking Insiders

    Insider trading use to be profitable, but can it be today? Learn if investors should be paying attention to insiders.
  57. Paying For College In An Economic Downturn

    There are many ways to fund a child's education including loans, scholarships, grants and protecting your investments.
  58. Measuring And Managing Investment Risk

    Risk is inseparable from return. Learn more about these measures and how to balance them.
  59. Introduction To Counterparty Risk

    Unlike a funded loan, the exposure from a credit derivative is complicated. Find out everything you need to know about counterparty risk.
  60. Profit From Market Misunderstandings

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.
  61. 7 Lessons To Learn From A Market Downturn

    Don't learn these lessons the hard way. Read on to make sure you can weather an unstable market.
  62. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
  63. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  64. Backtesting: Interpreting The Past

    We offer some tips on this process that can help refine your current trading strategies.
  65. 9 Tips For Safeguarding Your Accounts

    When it comes to keeping your money safe, don't rely on the FDIC - there's much more you can do.
  66. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  67. 6 Steps To Thinking Like A Stock-Market High Roller

    We provide six tips for improving your mindset and becoming a more profitable investor.
  68. Forex Trading The U.S. Trade Balance Figures

    Those that are able to capitalize on this rather obscure report will benefit immensely from it.
  69. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  70. New Regulations For Gold Trading Set

    Margins have been raised and new regulations are in place for gold trading. How is this going to affect investors?
  71. Are Computers Bringing Down The Stock Market?

    We take a look at high frequency trading and see if it's one of the reasons for stock market losses.
  72. Is This The Worst Market Decline?

    History proves that the current meltdown is not a first, and those who avoid panic selling now should be rewarded with better exit points as recovery unfolds in the months ahead.
  73. Trading With VWAP And MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) are trading tools that can be used by all traders to make sure they are getting the best price.
  74. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  75. How To Analyze Mid-Cap Stocks

    Mid-cap stocks often outperform both large-caps and small-caps with very little added risk.
  76. How Safe Are U.S. Bonds?

    U.S. Treasury securities are often described as risk-free investments, but that is just not true.
  77. Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  78. Using Options Instead Of Equity

    Learn how to multiply returns and diversify risk by buying options instead of stock.
  79. 5 Forex Day Trading Mistakes To Avoid

    We will look at five common mistakes that day traders often make in an attempt to ramp up returns.
  80. 3 Dangers Of Checking Your Stock Portfolio Everyday

    Find out how being overly attentive to your stocks can lead to lower gains and higher fees.
  81. Making Sense Of The Most Traded Market In The World

    Technical indicators are extremely useful for forex traders; find out how you can get started with these powerful tools.
  82. On-Balance Volume: The Way To Smart Money

    This momentum indicator was designed to predict when major market moves would occur.
  83. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You?

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  84. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  85. Using Decision Trees In Finance

    These decision-making tools play an integral role in corporate finance and economic forecasting.
  86. Uncovering The ETF Wrap

    Tax benefits, low expense ratios and flexibility - discover the advantages of this managed money product.
  87. Using Logic To Examine Risk

    Know your odds before you put your money on the table.
  88. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  89. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  90. Confirm Forex Momentum With Heikin Ashi

    Heikin Ashi smooths trends and makes them easier to identify.
  91. The Flaws Of Using Mass Sentiment To Be Contrarian

    Like most allegedly sure-fire methods in the investment industry, this one has its flaws too.
  92. Massive Hedge Fund Failures

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.
  93. 6 Ways Businesses Take Advantage Of Real Estate

    Businesses often prefer to lease rather than purchase properties, in order to avoid tying up cash.
  94. Simple Moving Averages And Volume Rate-of-Change

    We teach you how to confirm buy and sell signals by comparing two very simple indicators.
  95. Trade Forex With A Directional Strategy

    Opening long or short positions to cash in on a trend is one of the simplest ways to trade forex.
  96. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  97. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  98. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  99. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them.
  100. Taking Another Look At Auto Stocks

    The automotive manufacturers in the U.S. may be on their way to recovery.
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