Active Trading Articles

  1. Wall Street History: Microsoft Buys Apple

    Catch up on your financial history for this week.
  2. Get A Trading Referee And Improve Your Performance

    A trading referee can greatly improve your outlook (and success) in the market.
  3. Forex Consolidation Trading - Trade The Calm, Profit From The Storm

    Capture quick profits with the powerful directional biases of these two patterns.
  4. Connecting Crashes, Corrections And Capitulation

    Even though crashes, corrections and capitulations are bad news for investors holding the stock, there are still ways to ...
  5. Combining Trend-Following and Countertrend Indicators

    In the long run, one of the best approaches to successful trading might be melding these two seemingly disparate methods ...
  6. Option Strategies For A Down Market

    All investors should be aware that the best time to buy stocks is when the market is tanking, according to history.
  7. Forex: The Memory Of Price Strategy

    Hate getting stopped out right before the price reverses? This forex trading strategy may help.
  8. Profit Without Predicting The Market

    Traders who try to predict the future can actually harm their trading options.
  9. Adjusting A Long Call Into A Butterfly Spread

    There are many key advantages offered to options traders who deal only in the underlying securities.
  10. Bloodletting And Knights: Medieval Investment Terms

    From bloodletting to ye olde black knights, things on Wall Street are getting downright medieval!
  11. Tips For Creating Profitable Stock Charts

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  12. Trading Multiple Time Frames In FX

    This is often the first - and most costly - level of analysis to be overlooked.
  13. Why There Are Always Stocks Worth Owning

    No matter how bad the market gets, the right stocks are a good buy. Find out why.
  14. Manipulating Facts to Fit a Theory: A Dangerous Trading Practice

    This practice is common with experienced and new traders, and it can lead to huge losses. Find out how to avoid it.
  15. Dividends, Interest Rates And Their Effect On Stock Options

    Learn how analyzing these variables are crucial to knowing when to exercise early.
  16. 5 Things To Do Before Interest Rates Go Up

    It is inevitable that interest rates will go up, but what should investors do to prepare themselves?
  17. Capture Profits Using Bands And Channels

    Donchian channels, Keltner channels and STARC bands are not as well known as Bollinger bands, but they offer comparable opportunities. ...
  18. 5 Ways Debt Can Make You Money

    While debt can be a negative, it can also be a positive thing if used properly. Find out how debt can actually make you richer. ...
  19. How To Deal With Trading Malfunctions

    A little preparation will make sure you protect your trading space from everyday difficulties.
  20. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  21. Using "The Greeks" To Understand Options

    These risk-exposure measurements help traders detect how sensitive a specific trade is to price, volatility and time decay. ...
  22. Find Hidden Stock Gems That Analysts Ignore

    Just because it doesn't get a lot of coverage, doesn't mean a company isn't a great find.
  23. Warrants: A High-Return Investment Tool

    Discover the advantages of this largely unexploited investment vehicle.
  24. Manage Risk With Trailing Stops And Protective Put Options

    Using the right strategy can lower the risk of failure and protect your profits.
  25. Trading Strategies And Market Dangers That Hurt Investors

    When investing, beware of the dangers involved in these strategies and roadblocks.
  26. Self Employed? 5 Steps To Scoring A Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  27. The REIT Way

    Ever considered investing in real estate? Read about the REIT and see if it's the investment for you.
  28. Deleveraging: What It Means To Corporate America

    Getting rid of debt is usually a good thing, but companies can also use it to become more profitable.
  29. What Caused The Flash Crash?

    Investigators are still trying to figure out what went wrong on May 6, but it seems likely that the crash was caused by multiple ...
  30. Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  31. Spread-To-Pip Potential: Which Pairs Are Worth Day Trading?

    Spreads play a significant factor in profitable forex trading. Learn when it's worth trading and when it isn't.
  32. 5 Forgotten Financial Frauds

    Bernie Madoff reminded us about the Ponzi scheme. What other old scams are due for a comeback?
  33. Stochastics: An Accurate Buy And Sell Indicator

    Find out how stochastics are used to create buy and sell signals for traders.
  34. Top 10 Rules For Successful Trading

    Whether you're a novice or an expert, these 10 rules should be the backbone of your trading career.
  35. The Financial Markets: When Fear And Greed Take Over

    If these unpleasant emotions are allowed to influence your decision-making, they may cost you dearly.
  36. Investing In Artist Futures

    If you think a budding artist has major potential, you may be able to invest in his or her art with these new futures contracts. ...
  37. Profit On Your Home's Price - Even If It's Falling

    These investment vehicles can protect you - and even help you profit - when the real estate market falls.
  38. Top 5 Hardest-Hit Currencies

    The value of a country's currency is dependent on many factors that will cause it to fluctuate, relative to other world currencies. ...
  39. 5 Equity Derivatives And How They Work

    These derivatives allow investors to transfer risk, but there are many choices and factors that investors must weigh before ...
  40. Is Pressing The Trade Just Pressing Your Luck?

    Scaling up into a trade can be a lucrative strategy, but you need to understand the risks involved.
  41. Capitalize On False Breakouts In The Danger Zone

    Sometimes you have to be a predator to profit. Find out how to cash in on false breakouts.
  42. Top Summer Stocks To Get Into Now

    Summer leisure activities may see a surge in revenue. Let the sun shine on your portfolio.
  43. Getting To Know The Money Market

    If you need liquidity and safety on a sum of money, don't forgo potential interest by keeping the funds as cash.
  44. Strategies For Withdrawing Retirement Income

    You've accumulated the wealth you need to retire, but how will you distribute it? We'll lay out some options.
  45. Forex: Identifying Trending And Range-Bound Currencies

    Gain a trading edge by learning how macroeconomic forces play out differently for various pairs in the forex market.
  46. Principal-Protected Notes: Hedge Funds For Everyday Investors

    PPNs guarantee to return at least 100% of the original investment and have the potential to return much more.
  47. When Is A Bull Market Not A Bull Market?

    During some bull or bear moves in the stock markets, investors will be going with the trend, but day traders may find they ...
  48. Taking Advantage Of Volatility Spikes With Credit Spreads

    Alert options traders can follow this strategy to improve their chances of success.
  49. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  50. The Disability Insurance Policy: Now In English

    Learn to translate this complicated policy so you can rest assured you're covered.
  51. The Myth About Market Bubbles

    Bubbles have made and ruined fortunes. Though they can be difficult to predict, understanding how they work gives you a visible ...
  52. Backtesting And Forward Testing: The Importance Of Correlation

    Correlations between backtesting and forward performance testing results can help you optimize your trading system.
  53. Options Trading: How Implied Volatility Affects Calendar Spread

    Even if the risk curves for a calendar spread look enticing, a trader needs to assess implied volatility for the options ...
  54. Advantages of TRIX - Triple Exponential Average

    This powerful tool not only filtrates market noise but also tends to be a leading rather than lagging indicator.
  55. The History Of Options Contracts

    Options and futures didn't originate with Wall Street power brokers. In fact, it all started with rice.
  56. Catching A Falling Knife: Picking Intraday Turning Points

    Trying to pick the absolute top and bottom points can lead to excessive losses. This strategy allows you to hedge your risk. ...
  57. How Brokers Can Avoid A Market-Maker's Tricks

    Ensure that you and your clients are getting the best deal by avoiding these three pitfalls.
  58. Goldman Sachs: By The Numbers

    While Goldman's guilt or innocence is not yet clear, these key numbers help tell part of the story.
  59. Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Make sure you understand your options for withdrawing your funds from this complex instrument.
  60. Make The Currency Cross Your Boss

    Tap into a world of possibilities by going beyond the simple pro- or anti-dollar trade.
  61. Are You Ready To Trade Futures?

    If you want to trade futures in the hopes that you'll become rich, you'll have to answer some questions first.
  62. How To Retain Your Sanity In A Volatile Market

    Are you prepared for the next terrifying moment? Turn off the TV, take the dog for a walk--and settle on a stock allocation ...
  63. Using Pivot Points In Forex Trading

    Learn to combine this powerful tool with traditional technical tools for greater returns.
  64. Master Futures Trading With Trend-Following Indicators

    The futures market is a lot less scary when these indicators are used to establish current trends.
  65. The 5-Minute Forex "Momo" Trade

    Learn this simple momentum strategy and its profit protecting exit rules.
  66. 6 Investment Styles: Which Fits You?

    How you invest is just as important as what you buy. Find out which style is right for you, and how to follow it.
  67. Combined Forces Power Forex Snap Strategy

    Stochastic and MACD oscillators can help isolate greater opportunities in range-bound markets.
  68. Top 4 Strategies For Managing A Bond Portfolio

    Find out how these strategies work and how you can put them to work for you.
  69. Using Feedback To Improve Your Trading

    Positive and negative trading experiences can affect the way you trade. Find out how.
  70. 5 Reasons Young Investors Should Trade Options

    Options get a bad rap. Find out why these financial instruments are ideal for young investors.
  71. Using Options Tools To Trade Foreign-Exchange Spot

    Find out how delta, gamma, risk reversals and volatility can all help predict movements in the cash market.
  72. Can You "Learn" The Stock Market?

    All of the knowledge in the world won't ensure the perfect trade every time - but is it possible to improve your odds in ...
  73. When Your Business Needs Money: Angel Investors

    If you have a promising business that needs a boost, you may be able to put your faith in these wealthy investors.
  74. Seasonal Trends In The Forex Market

    Uncover the predictable behaviors of some currencies throughout the calendar year.
  75. The National Futures Association As Market Watchdog

    As the overseer of the commodities and futures industry, the NFA helps to protect investors from fraudulent futures activities. ...
  76. Is The Stock Market Overvalued?

    Stocks are soaring despite high unemployment, foreclosures and relatively low consumer spending. Can it last?
  77. Forex: Keep An Eye On Momentum

    Using the simple MACD histogram could change how forex traders analyze currency pairs for good.
  78. Discovering the Absolute-Breadth Index and the Ulcer Index

    It's time to acquaint yourself with these lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  79. Is Your Investing Style Hot, Or Not?

    Don't let your portfolio construction fall out of fashion.
  80. Customize Your Trading With Flex Options

    These unique instruments take options trading to a whole new level.
  81. Scandals That Bring The CEOs Out

    Sometimes a CEO has to make a public statement to sort out a scandal. Find out whether it returns the company to profitability. ...
  82. Understanding The 2010 Options Symbology

    There is a wealth of information in the expanded option symbols, but they should make things easier for traders.
  83. How To Profit From Investment "Losers"

    Diversification and rebalancing are keys to long-term returns.
  84. Bond Spreads: A Leading Indicator For Forex

    Here we examine some telling patterns in the relation between countries' interest rates and their currency pairs.
  85. Simple Vs. Exponential Moving Averages

    These technical indicators help investors to visualize trends by smoothing out price movements.
  86. A Guide To Investing In Consumer Staples

    These companies may not be flashy but they offer investors structure and diversification.
  87. Is There A Right Way To Invest In Gold?

    Purists like physical bullion, but most investors prefer ETFs.
  88. Stock Options: What's Price Got To Do With It?

    A thorough understanding of risk is essential in options trading. So is knowing the factors that affect option price.
  89. Evaluating Executive Compensation

    Find out how to determine whether a CEO is being overpaid.
  90. How Does Your Margin Grow?

    Risk-management tool SPAN margin boosts profitability prospects by helping to determine when to exit a trade.
  91. New Forex Rules Cap Losses - And Profits

    The CFTC is considering reducing the maximum amount of leverage in the forex market to 10:1. Find out what this change would ...
  92. This Week in Financial History: Visa's IPO, Viva Las Vegas And The Ides Of March

    From the founding of Sin City to the world's largest IPO, find out what historic financial events occurred this week.
  93. 10 Tax Tips For Stock Options

    Options and restricted stock are a great perk--if you don't get caught in a tax trap. Here's what you need to know.
  94. Vital Link: Manufacturing And Economic Recovery

    Manufacturing output is one of the clearest signs that an economy is recovering from a recession.
  95. An Introduction To Ichimoku Charts In Forex Trading

    Discover how this high-flying application can be used in forex trading.
  96. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  97. Is Your Bank Going Broke?

    In 2009, the list of struggling banks grew by leaps and bounds. Find out which banks are faring the worst in 2010.
  98. Earn Big Bucks With A Specialized Financial Career

    Choosing to specialize may be easier for you and more beneficial to your clients.
  99. Mr. President And Mr. Market

    Whether you're Canadian, French or Mongolian, if you invest, you probably need to keep an eye on American politics.
  100. The Basics Of Trading A Stock

    Taking control of your portfolio means knowing what orders to use when buying or selling stocks.
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