Dan Blystone

Dan Blystone is a writer and webmaster living in Barcelona, Spain. He worked in the futures industry in Chicago as a floor clerk, trader and broker before founding TradersLog.com. Other interests include travel, photography and languages. Find Dan on Twitter @DanBlystone

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  1. Forex

    The Top 10 Forex Brokers Regulated In The UK

    Overview of the regulation of forex, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the top 10 UK forex brokers that are FCA regulated.
  2. Economics

    Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  3. Trading Strategies

    The World's 10 Most Famous Traders Of All Time

    A review of the most famous and infamous traders in history.
  4. Options & Futures

    How To Lock In Low Oil & Gas Prices

    We provide a quick overview of how companies can manage the risk of adverse moves in commodity prices by hedging in the futures market.
  5. Forex Fundamentals

    Why The Swiss Franc Is So Strong

    We look at the recent and historic strength of the Swiss franc, as well as recent actions by the Swiss National Bank.
  6. Technical Indicators

    Strategies For Trading Fibonacci Retracements

    Investopedia explains Fibonacci retracements--based on the elegant "golden" ratio--and how the levels are derived.
  7. Technical Indicators

    Overbought Or Oversold? Use The Relative Strength Index ...

    The Relative Strength Index comes in handy when identifying areas that are potentially overbought or oversold.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded funds by assets under management, broken down by market category.
  9. Options & Futures

    Introduction To Trading Eurodollar Futures

    Introduction to trading eurodollar futures, covering eurodollar time deposits, the history of eurodollars, hedging and speculating with eurodollar futures.
  10. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Trading With The Jobless Claims Report

    Introduction to the jobless claims report. This article looks at what jobless claims tell us about the economy's health and how to interpret the data contained in the release.
  11. Trading Strategies

    What Is Spread Betting?

    The temptation and perils of being over leveraged is a major pitfall of spread betting. However, the low capital outlay necessary, risk management tools available and tax benefits make spread betting a ...
  12. Forex Fundamentals

    The Basics of Forex Leveraging

    A closer look at the controversial topic of leverage in forex trading.
  13. Investing Basics

    Activities You Can Take Advantage Of In The Pre-Market And ...

    A great deal can happen in between the New York close of the market and the open the following morning. Learn how you can access opportunities and hedge against risk outside regular trading hours.
  14. Trading Systems & Software

    Beginner's Guide To J-Trader

    J-Trader is a platform for trading futures and options that also enables trading strategies, such as spreading.
  15. Options & Futures

    How To Place A Covered Call Strategy With optionsXpress

    While optionsXpress specializes in catering to options traders, the firm is also notable for its browser-based execution platform.
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