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

  1. Technical Indicators

    Strategies For Trading Fibonacci Retracements

    Investopedia explains Fibonacci retracements--based on the elegant "golden" ratio--and how the levels are derived.
  2. Use the Relative Strength Index to your advantage.
    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.
  3. The New York Stock Exchange
    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.
  4. Karin Bratta, left, and Patricia Dannevik make their offer in the Eurodollar options trading pit Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
    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.
  5. The jobless claims report attempts to convey the number of the unemployed people covered by the unemployment insurance system.
    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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Forex Fundamentals

    The Basics of Forex Leveraging

    A closer look at the controversial topic of leverage in forex trading.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Active Trading

    An Introduction To The Relative Strength Index

    Learn the difference between relative strength and the relative strength index, a frequently used technical analysis oscillator.