Markets Tutorials

  1. Popular Resources for Equity Research and Analysis: A Tutorial

    This tutorial offers details on the most popular resources for equity research and analysis.
  2. 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.
  3. Introduction to Stock Trader Types

    Being a stock trader can be both profitable and gratifying. To maximize the financial benefits and your own enjoyment, you need to decide what kind of stock trader you want to become. The right fit depends on personality, time availability, and capital investment.
  4. Investopedia Forex Outlook For February 2013

    The global economy is on relatively solid footing, after U.S. markets rose thanks to a debt deal and Japan introduced new stimulus in January.
  5. Beginner's Guide To J-Trader

    J-Trader is a platform for trading futures and options that also enables trading strategies, such as spreading.
  6. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the forex markets.
  7. Beginner's Guide To CQG Integrated Client Trading Platform

    CQG Integrated Client Trading Platform is a robust trading platform that takes time to learn and to be able to take full advantage of its functionality.
  8. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For December 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  9. Key Ratios For Analyzing Oil And Gas Stocks

    Oil and gas investors need to focus on a different subset of ratios to analyze the growth and profitability of these companies.
  10. Guide To Smartphone Forex Apps

    Here are 15 apps that can enhance your forex trading.
  11. Guide To Oil And Gas Plays In North America

    Oil and gas shales in North America have been known for decades, but most investors don’t know it exists, or what is produced.
  12. Automated Trading with MultiCharts

    MultiCharts is a professional technical analysis and automated trading software package.
  13. Creating Automated Trading Systems Using Interactive Brokers

    Learn how to use this automated global electronic market maker and broker.
  14. Beginner's Guide To Trading Futures

    An in-depth look into what futures are, and how you can build a solid base to begin trading them.
  15. How To Place A Trade With Thinkorswim

    Learn how to place a trade with TD Ameritrade's ThinkorSwim trading platform.
  16. How To Trade CFDs With HotForex

    HotForex, a fully-regulated forex and commodities broker servicing both individual and corporate clients, is now providing CFD trading.
  17. Advanced Guide To NinjaTrader

    NinjaTrader is an award-winning trading platform developed for active traders interested in the stock, futures and forex markets.
  18. Options Pricing

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  19. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4

    This guide shows how to use MetaTrader 4, a trading platform used for online trading in the forex, CFD and futures markets.
  20. Beginner's Guide To Charles Schwab Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Charles Schwab Online Brokerage and access its many trading tools.
  21. An Overview Of The MetaTrader 4 Mobile App

    The MetaTrader 4 platform is available for a variety of operating systems including the popular iPhone and Android systems.
  22. Advanced Guide To MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to use MetaTrader 4 software efficiently.
  23. Commodities Outlook For The Remainder Of 2012

    In examining the possibilities for commodities in the second half of 2012, the situation is anything but transparent.
  24. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro

    The robust trading platform is developed for active traders with multiple levels of analysis tools and efficient trading interfaces.
  25. Intermediate Guide To E-Mini Futures Contracts

    Learn how to use the E-Mini Futures Contracts software more efficiently.
  26. 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.
  27. How To Place Trades With Interactive Brokers' WebTrader

    Interactive Brokers' WebTrader is a great platform for placing many different order types.
  28. Intermediate Guide To MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to use MetaTrader 4 software at an intermediate level.
  29. How To Place A Trade With MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to use the MetaTrader 4 platform to trade online.
  30. How To Apply Relative Strength Index With MetaTrader 4

    This trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and an unlimited number of custom indicators.
  31. Finviz Elite Stock Screener

    Finviz Elite has many benefits that may just be worth the cost.
  32. Beginner's Guide To ScottradeELITE Online Trading

    Learn how to build your investments with Scottrade's advanced online trading platform.
  33. Beginner's Guide To Fidelity's Active Trader Pro

    Fidelity's Active Trader Pro software provides an easy-to-use trading platform with a simple order entry interface.
  34. How To Apply Moving Averages With MetaTrader 4

    The MetaTrader 4 trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and unlimited custom indicators.
  35. How To Place A Trade With TradeStation Trading Software

    TradeStation's trading platform allows traders to place and manage trades using order-entry interfaces. Learn how to use each interface prior to placing trades in a live market.
  36. How To Place A Trade Using MultiCharts Trading Software

    MultiCharts is a trading platform that offers users the ability to trade using three order-entry interfaces.
  37. How To Apply Bollinger Bands® With Metatrader 4

    Learn how to use one of the most popular technical indicators in the MT4 trading platform.
  38. Beginner's Guide To MultiCharts Trading Platform

    Learn how to take advantage of MultiCharts charting, backtesting and automated trading software.
  39. Beginner's Guide To Trading The E-Mini Futures Contracts

    The e-minis are the small but mighty cousins of their larger, full-sized contracts. Learn how to trade with the e-mini stock index futures.
  40. Forex Broker Summary: Saxo Bank

    Learn about Saxo Bank, which offers award-winning online trading platforms.
  41. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim

    Using Thinkorswim alerts can keep you from missing those big move trades.
  42. Broker Summary: Interactive Brokers

    Learn more about IB, an online broker specializing in routing orders and executing and processing trades on more than 90 electronic exchanges and trading venues worldwide.
  43. Beginner's Guide To Tradestation Trading Software

    Learn about the many tools Tradestation offers to active investors.
  44. How To Spot And Screen For Chart Patterns With Finviz

    Learn how to use Finviz software for finding chart patterns.
  45. How To Place A Trade Using NinjaTrader Trading Software

    Learn the step-by-step process to making a trade with NinjaTraders' online trading software.
  46. Advanced Guide To The Bloomberg Terminal

    This advanced guide gives an in-depth introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal's advanced features.
  47. How To Analyze Corporate Bonds With Bloomberg Terminals

    Bloomberg was originally designed as a tool for bond traders, and as such it's capabilities for analyzing corporate bonds are extremely robust.
  48. How To Place A Trade With FXCM Markets

    Learn how to trade with the FXCM Trading Station and supported MetaTrader4(MT4)software.
  49. Broker Summary: Scottrade Online Trading Platform

    We look at minimum deposits, customer service and all of the important details about the Scottrade trading platform.
  50. Predicting Next Month's Biggest Gainers Using Finviz

    Picking potential big gainers can be tough, but finviz offers a few helpful tools and strategies to narrow down your search.
  51. Software Summary: Finviz.com Stock Screener

    Quickly find the stock, future or forex pair you're looking for with Finviz.com's charts and visual snapshots.
  52. Beginner's Guide To NinjaTrader Trading Software

    Learn how to get started using NinjaTrader's trading platform, developed for active traders interested in stocks, futures and the forex markets.
  53. Broker Summary: OptionsXpress Online Trading Platform

    An obvious choice for options investing, OptionsXpress also offers investors a wide array of account types.
  54. Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

    Learn how to trade and invest with E-Trade's online brokerage services.
  55. Beginner's Guide To Thinkorswim Trading Platform

    Learn how to use TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim Trading Platform.
  56. Broker Summary: Fidelity Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Fidelity's online broker services.
  57. Beginner's Guide To FXCM And Trading Station

    From signing on, to charting and trade management, learn how to trade the forex market with FXCM's online trading software.
  58. Broker Summary: Charles Schwab Online Brokerage

    Learn how manage your portfolio through Charles Schwab's online trading and investing services.
  59. Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

    We give you a quick review of TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim online trading platform.
  60. Beginner's Guide To Using MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to improve your trading with MetaTrader 4's online trading and technical analysis tools.
  61. Options Basics Tutorial

    Discover the world of options, from primary concepts to how options work and why you might use them.
  62. Commodity Investing 101

    From the orange juice we drink to the gas we use to power our vehicles and heat our homes, commodities play important roles in our daily lives.
  63. Employee Stock Options (ESO)

    Employee stock options are a form of equity compensation granted by companies to their employees and executives.
  64. Popular Forex Currencies

    Learn about the most traded currencies and the strategies used to trade them.
  65. Conversion Arbitrage

    This stock/options combination helps traders take advantage of market mispricing. Find out how.
  66. An In-Depth Look At The Credit Crisis

    The credit crisis reshaped the financial landscape and changed Wall Street forever. Find out how it happened.
  67. American Depositary Receipt Basics

    Thanks to American depositary receipts, investors now have a world of investing opportunities to choose from.
  68. Guide to Stock-Picking Strategies

    There are many ways to make money, knowing how to choose the best stocks is one of them.
  69. Brokers and Online Trading

    How do you find the right broker for your investment needs? Start by reading our broker tutorial.
  70. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework on a company's performance and reporting practices before investing.
  71. Financial Concepts

    Diversification? Optimal portfolio theory? Read this tutorial and these and other financial concepts will be made clear.
  72. Investing 101: A Tutorial For Beginner Investors

    Do want to invest, but don't know how to begin? We'll show you the building blocks you need to get started.
  73. Margin Trading

    Find out what margin is, how margin calls work, the advantages of leverage and why using margin can be risky.
  74. Option Spread Strategies

    Learn why option spreads offer trading opportunities with limited risk and greater versatility.
  75. The Money Market

    If your investments in the stock market are keeping you from sleeping at night, it's time to learn about the safer alternatives in the money market.
  76. Fund Management Issues

    The quality of management is a key component of a fund's success.
  77. Fund Costs and Expenses

    How much a fund charges for its services is the most important indicator of how well it will perform.
  78. Economic Indicators To Know

    The economy has a large impact on the market. Learn how to interpret the most important reports.
  79. Option Volatility

    Knowing how the market works in relation to volatility can open a whole new world of opportunity.
  80. Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  81. Top 10 Forex Trading Rules

    Get some guidelines on how to survive - and thrive - in a variety of markets.
  82. The Federal Reserve

    Few organizations can move the market like the Federal Reserve. As an investor, it's important to understand exactly what the Fed does and how it influences the economy.
  83. Options Greeks

    Get to know the essential risk measures and profit/loss guideposts in options strategies.
  84. 20 Investments You Should Know

    To take advantage of all your investing options, you need to know what your choices are. Here we tell you about the diverse features and advantages of 20 different financial instruments.
  85. Futures Fundamentals

    For those who are new to futures but want a solid understanding of them, this tutorial explains what futures contracts are, how they work and why investors use them.
  86. The Greatest Market Crashes

    From a tulip craze to a dotcom bubble, read the cautionary tales of the stock market's greatest disasters.
  87. The Basics Of Mergers And Acquisitions

    Learn what corporate restructuring is, why companies do it and why it sometimes doesn't work.
  88. Retirement Planning Basics

    Realizing your post-work goals need not be daunting. We'll tell you everything you need to know to get - and stay - on track.
  89. Roth IRAs Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a Roth IRA is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  90. Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Learn the different accounting and valuation treatments of ESOs, and discover the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your analysis of stock.
Investopedia Features
  1. Choosing Quality Mutual Funds

    Our step-by-step mutual fund scoring system will help you uncover the top-quality funds.
  2. Guide to Stock Picking Strategies

    Learn about the most popular stock-picking strategies, including their philosophies, methods, and tools.
  3. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework before investing in a company.
  4. World's Greatest Investors

    Here you can read about the backgrounds and achievements of those people who have mastered the art of investing.
  5. The Industry Handbook

    Take a look at the various techniques to determine the value and quality of companies from an industry perspective.
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