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Day Trading

  1. How are Marubozo patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

  2. What are the most common momentum oscillators used in day trading?

  3. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Exponential Moving Average ...

  4. What's the difference between binary options and day trading?

  5. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

  6. How much money do I need to start trading?

  7. What is the difference between an options contract and a futures contract?

  8. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

  9. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, ...

  10. How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?

  11. How do I employ a cash-and-carry trade?

  12. What is high-frequency trading?

  13. What is the Coppock curve?

  14. How do I use a premium put convertible?

  15. What is a virtual trailing stop order (VTSO)?

  16. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

  17. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  18. How do I measure option liquidity?

  19. I keep hearing about the 50-day, 100-day and 200-day moving averages. What do they ...

  20. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

  21. How can I determine a stock's next resistance level or target price?

  22. Why does my broker allow me to enter only day orders for short selling?

  23. Does a strong trend (ADX > = 40) cause an increase in volatility?

  24. What do the different colored candlesticks mean?

  25. What is late-day trading? Why is it any different from buying and selling stocks ...

  26. What is the cheapest, fastest way to research, buy and trade stock?

  27. What is the pitchfork indicator that I keep hearing about, and how do I use it?

  28. Can I make money using put options when prices are going up?

  29. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  30. What does it mean to use technical divergence in trading?

  31. Is scalping a viable forex trading strategy?

  32. At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

  33. What is a margin account?

  34. What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

  35. How can a company trade more shares in one day than there are shares outstanding? ...

  36. My brokerage firm won't allow naked option positions. What does this mean?

  37. What is the haircut rate imposed by clearing corporations?

  38. What are managed futures?

  39. What qualifies a person as a day trader?

  40. What's the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  41. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  42. What do the "BxA" numbers on my brokerage's trading screen mean?

  43. How long does a stock that has done a reverse split keep the letter "D" at the end ...

  44. What is the best time of the day to trade?

  45. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

  46. Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

  47. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  48. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

  49. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

  50. Why do some stock quotes appear in bold print in the newspaper?

  51. Who is Mr. Copper?

  52. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

  53. What is the difference between a simple moving average and an exponential moving ...

  54. How is spread calculated when trading in the forex market?

  55. Why won't my broker allow me to sell one stock and buy another on the same day?

  56. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

  57. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  58. What is the difference between a logarithmic price scale and a linear one?

  59. Is tracking error a significant measure for determining ex-post risk?

  60. What do the bracketed numbers following a technical indicator mean?

  61. What happens to my call options if the underlying company is bought out?

  62. How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?

  63. How are the interest charges calculated on my margin account?

  64. Do stop or limit orders protect you against gaps in a stock's price?

  65. How do I use a "basket" option?

  66. What do the phrases "sell to open", "buy to close", "buy to open", and "sell to close" ...

  67. What is the difference between options and futures?

  68. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  69. How do I calculate forex pivot points?

  70. How does pyramiding work?

  71. In the forex market, how is the closing price of a currency pair determined?

  72. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

  73. I placed a limit order to buy a stock after the market closed, but the stock's price ...

  74. Should I buy options that are in the money or out of the money?

  75. Would a slow stochastic be effective in day trading?

  76. Where do I place my target when the price of a stock breaks out of a technical chart ...

  77. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  78. What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes represent? ...

  79. What is a GTEM order?

  80. How can I use market breadth to my advantage?

  81. What do you call a candlestick with no shadows, and what does it mean?

  82. What does it mean to book the basis?

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