Active Trading Articles

  1. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

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

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

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

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  5. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Measuring And Managing Investment Risk

    Risk is inseparable from return. Learn more about these measures and how to balance them.
  11. 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.
  12. Profit From Market Misunderstandings

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.
  13. 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.
  14. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
  15. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

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

    We offer some tips on this process that can help refine your current trading strategies.
  17. 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.
  18. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  19. 6 Steps To Thinking Like A Stock-Market High Roller

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

    Those that are able to capitalize on this rather obscure report will benefit immensely from it.
  21. 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?
  22. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. What Investment Is Best For You?

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

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

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

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  30. 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.
  31. Using Options Instead Of Equity

    Learn how to multiply returns and diversify risk by buying options instead of stock.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. On-Balance Volume: The Way To Smart Money

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

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  36. 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.
  37. Using Decision Trees In Finance

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

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

    Know your odds before you put your money on the table.
  40. 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.
  41. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

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

    Heikin Ashi smooths trends and makes them easier to identify.
  43. 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.
  44. Massive Hedge Fund Failures

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.
  45. 6 Ways Businesses Take Advantage Of Real Estate

    Businesses often prefer to lease rather than purchase properties, in order to avoid tying up cash.
  46. 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.
  47. Simple Moving Averages And Volume Rate-of-Change

    We teach you how to confirm buy and sell signals by comparing two very simple indicators.
  48. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  49. 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.
  50. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

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

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

    The automotive manufacturers in the U.S. may be on their way to recovery.
  53. What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  54. Get Active In Your Bond Portfolio

    Find out why being a couch potato with your bonds actually could be mashing your results.
  55. 3 Ways Price Momentum Can Burn Your Portfolio

    Momentum traders are always trying to ride the herd. In these three situations, however, they may end up getting trampled.
  56. Why Buffett's Buy-And-Hold Strategy Is Losing Its Appeal

    The Oracle's tried-and-true method may no longer be the top way to trade.
  57. Day Trading Strategies For Beginners

    From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, learn how to trade wisely.
  58. 6 Steps To Successfully Switching Financial Careers

    Save time and money by following these tips to a smooth career transition.
  59. Is Your Investment Strategy Going Extinct?

    Investors need to be aware that time moves on and often leaves trendy investing techniques in the dustbin.
  60. Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  61. Creating Highly Effective Hedges With Index LEAPS

    Index LEAPS can be a highly effective way to hedge a retirement portfolio consisting of index or mutual funds, without the effort of short-term options trading.
  62. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  63. The Forex Greeks And Strategies

    We look at the different kinds of Greeks and how they can improve your forex trading.
  64. Buying Stocks When The Price Goes Down: Big Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but when it is used carelessly, it can amount to throwing money away.
  65. 10 Ways To Avoid Losing Money In Forex

    When approached as a business, forex trading can be profitable and rewarding. Find out what you need to do to avoid big losses as a beginner.
  66. The Basics Of Covered Calls

    Learn how this simple options contract can work for you, even when your stock isn't.
  67. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  68. FX Exit Strategies: Keeping Your Profits

    There are several useful methods for exiting a position, all which are easy to execute and can be implemented into a trading plan.
  69. The 6 Most-Traded Currencies And Why They're So Popular

    Every currency has specific features that affect its underlying value and price movements in the forex market.
  70. Using The ISM Manufacturing Index To Find Forex Trends

    Learn the details behind the ISM Manufacturing Index and how you can use this data to find trends in the foreign exchange market.
  71. 6 Proven Methods For Selling Stocks

    These common techniques can help investors take some of the emotion out of deciding when to sell a stock.
  72. The Best And Worst Ways To Raise Cash Quickly

    When the need for emergency cash arises, it is crucial to watch costs carefully.
  73. The Stages Of A Forex Trend

    Learn how to identify the stages of the many types of trends that occur in the forex market.
  74. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  75. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  76. Harmonic Patterns In The Currency Markets

    Learn how to take geometric price patterns to the next level by using Fibonacci numbers to predict movements in the forex market.
  77. Tiger Trading: Long-Term Charts For Short-Term Currency Trades

    Stock traders can add currencies to their portfolios by using this patient investing strategy.
  78. How To Interpret Technical Analysis Price Patterns: Triple Tops And Bottoms

    Triple and double tops and bottoms may be tough to spot, but once you learn them, they can be powerful patterns.
  79. Should You Trade Forex Or Stocks?

    Deciding which markets to trade can be complicated, and many factors need to be considered in order to make the best choice.
  80. The Death Of The Trading Floor

    Electronic trading has almost completely replaced face-to-face human trading.
  81. An Alternative Covered Call Options Trading Strategy

    This different approach to the covered-call write offers less risk and greater potential profit.
  82. How To Become A Successful Part-Time Forex Trader

    Getting started in this potentially profitable market is easier than you might think.
  83. What We Learned From The Last Oil Shock

    The last oil shock in the 1970s carries some valuable lessons for consumers facing a repeat today.
  84. Forex Careers: 5 Professional Designations

    There are no strictly forex programs, but there are still some advanced education alternatives for forex traders.
  85. How To Use Volume To Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase their profits and minimize risks.
  86. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks.
  87. Using Bollinger Band® "Bands" To Gauge Trends

    Find out how this smart tool can help you achieve superior analysis.
  88. Trading Gold And Silver Futures Contracts

    If you are a hedger or a speculator, gold and silver futures contracts offer a world of profit-making opportunities.
  89. Adding Leverage To Your Forex Trading

    The use of margin to trade in the foreign exchange market can magnify profit opportunities.
  90. Forex Investing: How To Use The Golden Cross

    Many currency traders know about the golden cross, but most don't utilize it. Learn how you can profit from this FX trend indicator.
  91. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  92. Most Commonly Used Forex Chart Patterns

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  93. How To Trade The Head And Shoulders Pattern

    The head-and-shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy-to-spot pattern - once a trader is aware of what they are watching for.
  94. Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Foreclosure is the biggest fear of any struggling homeowner. These tips just might save your credit rating.
  95. How To Use Options To Make Earnings Predictions

    Use this simple three-step process to make your own earnings predictions using options data.
  96. The Morning Forex Fake-Out Trade

    By watching for false breakouts, reversals and using multiple exits, a forex trader can capture a large portion of the daily average movement.
  97. The Danger Of A 401(k) Flameout

    It looks like the 401(k) has failed, but what are the repercussions, and how can you protect yourself?
  98. Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
  99. A Guide To CEO Compensation

    Make sure you assess whether a CEO has a stake in doing a good job for you, the shareholder.
  100. Information Overload: How It Hurts Investors

    There's a fine line between staying informed and being overloaded with financial information.
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