Active Trading Articles

  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: An Avenue For Profitable Trades

    When major corporate transactions have a big impact on the currency markets, you can benefit.
  2. Inflation: The Inside Story

    Understanding what the Consumer Price Index says about inflation, can be very important for investors.
  3. Benefit From A Winning Investment Club

    Joining an investment club isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can help you learn the ropes or sharpen your investing skills. ...
  4. Choose To Beat The Bank

    From internet banking to credit unions, it's in your power to cut fees and maximize service.
  5. Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    This emerging type of loan is not just for treehuggers. It rewards you for eco-friendly housing, in the form of cold, hard, ...
  6. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  7. Do Option Sellers Have a Trading Edge?

    Take a look at a study that discovered that three out of every four options expired worthless.
  8. Kairi Relative Index: The Forgotten Oscillator

    Though an older indicator, Kairi can still be a valuable tool for experienced investors.
  9. 9 Ways To Save On Winter Bills

    Winter heating bills can leave your finances in the cold. These tips will help warm things up.
  10. Signs That It Might Be Time To Sell

    In the stock market, knowing when to sell is just as important as knowing when to buy.
  11. Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  12. Investments That Would've Made You Rich In 2009

    If you could've seen the future, these would have been your sure-fire investment picks.
  13. Find Profits By Hedging Iron Condors

    Hedging iron condors with put calendars can help control losses, and can even make an investor more profitable.
  14. Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  15. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

    Leveraged ETFs have been mass marketed, but there are far safer ways to invest.
  16. Biggest Stories From Black Friday '09

    We recap the significant stories, sales and figures from Black Friday '09.
  17. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  18. Profiting In A Post-Recession Economy

    When the dust from a recession settles, there are often many opportunities for portfolio growth - both locally and internationally. ...
  19. Christmas 2009 Vs. 2008: What Can We Expect?

    Outlining last years sales results and economic figures with this years stats and expected sales numbers.
  20. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  21. It Pays To Be A Scrooge

    How much would you save if you skipped Christmas entirely? And what could you do with those savings?
  22. Make Money With The Consumer Cyclical And Staple Indicator

    Knowing the difference between what consumers need and what they want can help you target your stock picks to follow consumer ...
  23. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  24. Is Your Psyche Ready For A Bull Market?

    Not all investors are mentally prepared for when a much-awaited bull market finally comes charging in.
  25. Easy Ways To Cut Rental Costs

    If rent payments are crippling your finances, then read on to learn how to save your money.
  26. Traders: Work Less, Make More Money

    Cut down on homework by screening for stocks that tend to make large intraday moves.
  27. 6 Economic Gifts I Want For Christmas

    Here are six things that will lead to everyone getting their wish this year, and for many years to come.
  28. The Truth About Naked Short Selling

    The media demonizes naked short selling, but in most cases it occurs in a collapse, rather than causing it.
  29. Make Sharp Trades Using Andrew's Pitchfork

    This technical indicator is underused in the currency markets, but it can help you isolate profitable opportunities.
  30. The Federal Reserve: Too Powerful?

    The Federal Reserve needs its power in order to make the tough decisions that politicians can't.
  31. The Beanie Baby Guide To Finance

    The craze for these cute toys is long over, but its lessons remain.
  32. Education That Offers The Best Return

    It's true: the more you put in, the more you get out. These careers are the perfect examples.
  33. Scrimp On Holiday Shopping - Without Looking Like A Scrooge

    Americans will spend nearly $1,000 on the holidays this year, but you don't have to be one of them.
  34. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  35. Spice Up Your Portfolio With International Bonds

    Going global can add flavor and diversity to an otherwise bland basket of bonds.
  36. 5 Holiday Gifts That Keep On Giving

    These gifts won't break the bank, and they could make the recipient just a little richer too.
  37. Commodities That Move The Markets

    Find out how the everyday items you use can affect your investments.
  38. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  39. Candlestick Charting: Perfecting The Art

    Take a look at continuation patterns and how they can confirm or deny trends.
  40. Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities: When To Take The "LEAP"?

    Options are always speculative, but LEAPS provide a longer time frame, which may make them more profitable.
  41. Prepaid "Credit" Cards: Convenience At A Cost

    These cards offer convenience and security, but are they worth it?
  42. A New Financial Crisis On The Horizon

    Low interest rates and deflation are leading to some disturbing banking and market trends.
  43. The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  44. Recession Stats You Need To Know

    We take a look at some of the most quoted recession statistics, and find out how they're calculated and who they affect. ...
  45. Top-Down Analysis: Finding The Right Stocks And Sectors

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in. ...
  46. Candlesticks Light The Way To Logical Trading

    Crowd psychology is the reason this technique works. Find out how to make it work for you.
  47. A Brief History Of The Hedge Fund

    Find out how this U.S.-born investment innovation became a $1-trillion industry that's both praised and vilified by the media. ...
  48. Peak Oil: Problems And Possibilities

    Learn a little more about the "non" part of this nonrenewable resource.
  49. The Costs And Rewards Of Parenthood

    Children can cost quite a hefty chunk of change - but it's worth it.
  50. These Financial Products Are Too Complex For The Average Joe

    Structured financial products are so elaborate that investors are unable to assess costs and risk.
  51. How The Straddle Rule Creates Tax Opportunities For Options Traders

    This rule allows traders to substantially reduce their risk, and possibly benefit on their tax returns as well.
  52. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  53. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future. ...
  54. Increase Your Profits With Soft Or Mental Stops

    A soft stop provides a trader with added flexibility, allowing him to react to ongoing changes in the market.
  55. The Volatility Index: Reading Market Sentiment

    Using the Volatility Index can be essential for investing success.
  56. Let Your Intuition Guide Your Investments

    Don't ignore that gut feeling - it might just be leading you in the right direction.
  57. 3 Big Money Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

    Avoid these three money mistakes and improve your financial situation.
  58. 5 Lessons From The World's Biggest Bankruptcies

    We can learn of investing strategies by studying previous financial disasters.
  59. Finding Market Movement With The ADX

    Take a closer look at this indicator, which refines your insight into the strength of a prevailing trend.
  60. When Insiders Buy, Should Investors Join Them?

    Insider tracking can inform your investment strategy, but it requires research and a level head. Find out what to look for. ...
  61. Digging Deeper Into Bull And Bear Markets

    Discover why it's important to know the characteristics of the two types of market conditions.
  62. Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  63. Demo Accounts A Good (But Imperfect) Indicator Of Investing Skills

    Scoring huge profits in a demo account doesn't mean you can expect this performance in real trading.
  64. Trade Smarter With Equivalent Positions

    Understanding the concept of equivalent positions will help you trade more efficiently and save money on trade fees.
  65. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. ...
  66. Investing Lessons From Across The Pond

    There's a lot to learn from Anthony Bolton, who is known as Europe's Peter Lynch.
  67. Using Technical Analysis In The Gold Markets

    The quest for this shiny commodity has made millionaires of paupers and, on the flip side, ruined many an investor.
  68. The Only 3 Money Lessons Your Kids Need

    These three principles apply to all financial decisions, making your money talk with your kids simple and effective.
  69. U.S. Healthcare Plan: Don't Get Sick

    It's open enrollment time for employer-sponsored healthcare programs, and the most cost effective strategy is "don't get ...
  70. Profiting From A Consumerless Recovery

    Recovering from an economic slump isn't the easiest thing to do, but here are a few potential methods of rebuilding.
  71. 5 Holiday-Inspired Investment Ideas

    Here are some ideas that could add profit to your own stocking this holiday season.
  72. Find Turning Points With Single-Day Patterns

    On their own, single-day patterns can be unreliable, but that doesn't mean they can't be used effectively.
  73. 5 Careers That Thrive On The Holiday Season

    While you are spending, these careers are making big bucks.
  74. The Ins And Outs Of Selling Options

    Selling options can seem intimidating but with these tips, you can enter the market with confidence.
  75. Market-Based Asset Allocation Lowers Your Risk

    Not all investors are incredibly brave with their money. Thankfully, there are ways to measure your risk level.
  76. Simple Strategies For Capitalizing On Trends

    Find out how following a trendline bounce or a new swing high or low can help you get into a trend early.
  77. The Most Reliable Indicator You've Never Heard Of

    The McGinley Dynamic Indicator isn't very well known, but it is a great way to discover market trends.
  78. Real Estate Rebound Has Weak Foundation

    Are we on the road to recovery or just pausing before the next stage of decline.
  79. Backdating: Insight Into A Scandal

    Any time money is involved, a scandal is sure to follow. Find out how a university study blew the cover off this one.
  80. 8 Small Towns With High Employment Rates

    For higher employment rates, small towns are usually the right place to look.
  81. Why Wages Stick When The Economy Shifts

    Even economists can't agree on the impact (or even existence) of wage stickiness. So, how does it affect you?
  82. Insurance 101 For Renters

    If it's time for you to leave the nest, find out how to protect your new home from disaster.
  83. Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Owning property isn't always easy, but there are plenty of perks. Find out how to buy in.
  84. Is Biased Investing Holding You Back?

    Risk aversion seems to come to us naturally, preventing us from stepping into unfamiliar territory. But feeling comfortable ...
  85. Mutual Fund Style Drift Not Always A Bad Thing

    Style drift has a bad reputation, but it can be a sign that your fund is thriving.
  86. 11 Fears That Rattle Potential Investors

    From Wall Street ghouls to zombie banks, there are a lot of frightening things scaring people away from investing.
  87. The Lowdown On Index Funds

    If you can't beat the market, why not join it? Read on to go over your options.
  88. Market Problems? Blame Investors

    Investors are only human, and their irrational behavior can often move the market.
  89. 5 Money-Saving Shopping Tips

    Reducing the amount you spend is the easiest way to make your money grow.
  90. Debit Spreads: A Portfolio Loss Protection Plan

    There are ways to control risks, reduce losses and increase the likelihood of success in your portfolio. Find out how spreads ...
  91. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the ...
  92. Free Cash Flow Yield: The Best Fundamental Indicator

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and ...
  93. 3 Factors That Drive The U.S. Dollar

    We look at three important factors that affect U.S. dollar value, and how to determine when it's the right time to buy currency. ...
  94. 10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

    Not all careers require extensive education. These are some jobs that, with the proper training, can launch your professional ...
  95. Score A Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  96. Forbes' Top Small Companies: Where Are They Now?

    How did these companies fare after topping the Forbes list of America's best small cap companies?
  97. The Spookiest Days On Wall Street

    These days are what traders' nightmares are made of.
  98. Improving Your Investing Outlook

    Looking to the past to predict the future is not always effective - for a balanced outlook on investing, all viewpoints must ...
  99. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Find out how to reach your long-term goals without becoming a tightwad.
  100. The Hidden Costs Of Renting The Basement

    There's more to being a landlord than just collecting rent every month.
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