Jason Van Bergen

  1. Active Trading

    The Elder-Ray Indicator: Seeing Into The Market

    Elder-ray helps determine the strength of competing groups of bulls and bears so you know when to buy and when to short.
  2. Trading Strategies

    Momentum Trading With Discipline

    This type of strategy demands controlled decision-making, requiring a continual refinement of entry and exit techniques.
  3. Active Trading

    Using The Force Index For Short- and Medium-Term Trading

    Here are the guidelines for making trading decisions using the force index in both a short and intermediate perspective.
  4. Technical Indicators

    Investors Intelligence Sentiment Index

    This indicator can give a overall sense of bull and bear forces - learn what it is and how it's constructed.
  5. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Trailing-Stop Techniques

    The important decision to exit a position must be based on more than emotion if you want to be a disciplined trader.
  6. Active Trading

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 3

    Learn about market wave, the second screen in this three-part system.
  7. Brokers

    Brokerage Functions: Underwriting And Agency Roles

    Learning about these various activities can give insight into how securities are issued and traded.
  8. Trading Strategies

    Introduction To Swing Trading

    This style, between day trading and trend trading, may be a good one for beginners to try.
  9. Markets

    Great Company Or Growing Industry?

    Look at the big picture when choosing a company - what you see may really be a stage in its industry's growth.
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    Trading Strategies

    Introduction To Momentum Trading

    This trading style offers major profit potential thanks to the powerful way in which momentum can drive a stock.
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    Options & Futures

    A Primer On The Forex Market

    Moving from equities to currencies requires you to adjust how you interpret quotes, margin, spreads and rollovers.
  12. Options & Futures

    6 Asset Allocation Strategies That Work

    Your portfolio's asset mix is a key factor in whether it's profitable. Find out how to get this delicate balance right.
  13. Options & Futures

    Basic Investment Objectives

    You might know about different asset types, but do you know how each type contributes to a particular goal?
  14. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 4

    How can a trader use the Elder-Ray oscillator as the second screen of this system? Find out here.
  15. Trading Strategies

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 2

    Market tide is the basis for making trading decisions in this three-part system.
  16. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 1

    Learn to take advantage of both trend-following and oscillator techniques to analyze your trading decisions.
  17. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Trade On Support For The Best Exit Strategy

    Find your sound exit strategy based on support and resistance levels, while understanding the psychology behind them.
  18. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Basics Of Federal Bond Issues

    Treasuries are considered the safest investments, but they should still be analyzed when issued.
  19. Investing Basics

    Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

    The way a professional is compensated can affect quality of service. Learn more here.
  20. Active Trading Fundamentals

    An Introduction To Consensus Indicators

    Learn how the herd is almost always wrong, or at least late in jumping on the bandwagon.
  21. Brokers

    Uncovering The Securities Firm

    Learn about the various departments of a securities firm and the professionals who make it work.
  22. Active Trading

    Discovering The Force Index

    Learn how to measure the power of bulls behind rallies and bears behind declines.
  23. Active Trading

    The Benefits Of An Investment Club

    Don't want to be a passive investor? Discover how investment clubs allow you to take control of your portfolio.
  24. Active Trading Fundamentals

    How The Power Of The Masses Drives The Market

    Market psychology is an undeniably powerful force. Find out what you can do about it.
  25. Options & Futures

    How To Read The Market's Psychological State

    Discover what on-balance volume, accumulation/distribution and open interest can tell you about the market mood.
  26. Options & Futures

    Interpreting Volume For The Futures Market

    Learn how to read the volume reports, look at the relation to liquidity and interpret volume using open interest.
  27. Active Trading

    Is A Reversal On The Way? Consult Traders' Index

    Use this indicator to gauge the end of a price trend.
  28. Active Trading Fundamentals

    2 Indexes That Help Assess Market Behavior

    The Herrick Payoff Index and New-High New-Low Index are some of the more interesting (and often complex) measures of crowd psychology.
  29. Active Trading Fundamentals

    How Market Psychology Drives Technical Indicators

    The tenets of market psychology underlie each and every charting tool.
  30. Trading Strategies

    Introduction to Types of Trading: Fundamental Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that focuses on company-specific events.
  31. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Efficient Market Hypothesis: Is The Stock Market Efficient?

    Deciding whether it's possible to attain above-average returns requires an understanding of EMH.
  32. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Proxy Voting Gives Fund Shareholders A Say

    You have the right to take part in important company decisions - even if you cannot attend the meetings.
  33. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Why Interest Coverage Matters To Investors

    This ratio represents an important factor of shareholders' returns - find out how to analyze it!
  34. Bonds & Fixed Income

    6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    Find out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment returns.
  35. Options & Futures

    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.
  36. Taxes

    Weighing The Tax Benefits Of Municipal Securities

    Find out how to determine whether the tax exemption offered by "munis" benefits you.
  37. Options & Futures

    Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  38. Forex Education

    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.
  39. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Limiting Losses

    It is impossible to avoid them completely, but there is a systematic method you can use to control them.
  40. Options & Futures

    Trading Psychology: Consensus Indicators - Part 2

    Professional market players are some of the best models for the individual small trader to mimic.
  41. Active Trading

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 5

    Stochastics can be very effective as the second screen in this three-part system. Find out how to use this popular oscillator.
  42. Active Trading

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 6

    Williams %R can confirm the strength of trends and warn of reversals. Find out how to use it as the second screen in this triple-screen system.
  43. Trading Systems & Software

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 7

    This system identifies the intraday price movements that indicates entry points for your buy or sell orders.
  44. Active Trading

    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 8

    Making use of the tightest stops in entering and exiting positions is what this three-part system is all about.
  45. Options & Futures

    Divergences, Momentum And Rate Of Change

    Divergences may signal a change in market direction, but traders must also identify the speed of that change.