Active Trading Articles

  1. The Seven-Day Extension Fade

    It's possible to pick a top or bottom with no indicator support. We'll show you how this strategy works.
  2. The "Turn To The Carry" Trade

    This variation on the turn to trend setup can help longer term traders make more potent trades.
  3. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  4. Setting Vs. Getting: What Is A Price-Taker?

    Learn how the economic term "price taker" may separate investors from traders.
  5. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  6. How To Be A Stock Trader In 2012

    If you're planning to enter the markets as a new trader this year, here are a few tips to consider.
  7. The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

    Find out how dual-class shares can affect a company's performance.
  8. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  9. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  10. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  11. Customers And Business Owners Turning To HSAs

    We tell you why more and more businesses are getting rid of PPOs in favor of HSAs.
  12. 5 Questions To Ask When You're In A Trading Rut

    If you're in a trading rut, ask yourself these five questions to help turn the corner.
  13. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  14. Rational Ignorance And Your Money

    It's impossible to know everything about the markets. Find out how ignorance affects your investments.
  15. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  16. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  17. How To Get Rid Of Your Ex-Spouse's Debts

    Divorce is hard enough without one spouse abusing the financial end of the relationship. Find out how to protect your finances.
  18. Gold Is Broken, But Don't Count It Out

    Gold has broken through its 200-day moving average. Find out if you should be worried.
  19. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  20. Using Volume Rate Of Change To Confirm Trends

    Wise traders rely on indicators that show a trend in volume, because without supportive volume, a price movement has no conviction. ...
  21. Continuation Patterns: In-Depth Look At Triangles

    We take a closer look at ascending and descending triangles to help traders predict the ultimate breakout direction.
  22. Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  23. Continuation Patterns: Introduction To Triangles

    The three types of triangle continuation patterns look different, yet provide similar information. Find out how.
  24. "Do The Right Thing" For Trade Breakouts

    Often in life, the right action is the hardest to take. Discover how to get on the right side of a trend.
  25. Facing Co-Op Bankruptcy

    Co-op investors can often be penalized for other people's actions. Read on to learn about the most common types of co-op ...
  26. Is The Santa Claus Rally For Real?

    Will Santa Claus bring the gift that investors are looking for this year? What are the chances of a Santa Claus rally?
  27. Profiting From Carry Trade Candidates

    Capitalize on the yield of the interest rate differential by using flags and pennants.
  28. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets.
  29. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  30. Leverage Your Returns With A Convertible Hedge

    Find out how you can maintain your income stream by using this type of bond strategy.
  31. Discovering The Force Index

    Learn how to measure the power of bulls behind rallies and bears behind declines.
  32. Continuation Patterns: Rectangles and Pennants

    Flags and pennants indicate direction of activity of the prevailing trend. Learn how.
  33. Are Vision And Dental Plans Worth It?

    Weigh your options before you decide to change or stick with your current insurance coverage. Think about these before you ...
  34. Technical Analysis Works In Forex Markets

    Technical analysis is a hotly debated topic. Discover evidence showing that it works in forex markets.
  35. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  36. Continuation Patterns: An Introduction

    Those random movements in the charts actually form patterns. Learn the basics of what these patterns are.
  37. ETFs For The Buy And Hold Investor

    ETFs are an investment product of choice. Learn how the buy-and-hold investor can profit from them.
  38. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the ...
  39. How Economic Reality Influences The Market

    The market is confusing enough. But when you consider how economic reality can influence market prices, it's downright baffling. ...
  40. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  41. Peter Lynch On Playing The Market

    Everyone can appreciate great advice from a professional. Read on to benefit from the vast experience of Peter Lynch.
  42. 6 Ways To Keep Your October Gains

    October was for the record books, but what should you do to hold on to your investment gains?
  43. 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.
  44. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  45. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  46. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  47. 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.
  48. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

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

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

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

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  55. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

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

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

    Find the perfect policy that suits both your coverage and budgetary needs.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. Understanding Forex Rollover Credits And Debits

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

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  62. 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.
  63. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  64. 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.
  65. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

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

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  67. 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?
  68. 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 ...
  69. The "True" Cost Of Stock Options

    Perhaps the real cost of employee stock options is already accounted for in the expense of buyback programs.
  70. 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.
  71. Evaluating A Company's Management

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

    Learn how retail forex spreads affect your ability to trade currencies.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  76. 4 Biases That Can Make You A Bad Investor

    Find out how to spot these four biases, and start making more logical investing decisions.
  77. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    We break down the stodgy stereotype to see what these investments can do for you.
  78. Getting Started In Forex Options

    Stocks are not the only securities underlying options. Learn how to use FOREX options for profit and hedging.
  79. 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.
  80. The Importance Of Trading Psychology And Discipline

    Find out how investing success can be more about your mindset and less about the markets.
  81. 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.
  82. Translating Ticker Talk

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

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

    Find out what to look out for when trading during market instability.
  85. 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.
  86. Profit On Any Price Change With Long Straddles

    In this strategy, traders cash in when the underlying security rises - and when it falls.
  87. 5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make

    Starting to invest can be a scary process. Luckily, steering clear of common errors is half the battle.
  88. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

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

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

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

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  92. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. Measuring And Managing Investment Risk

    Risk is inseparable from return. Learn more about these measures and how to balance them.
  97. 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 ...
  98. Profit From Market Misunderstandings

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.
  99. 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.
  100. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
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