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  1. Which market indicators reflect volatility in the stock market?

    Stock traders use the volatility index (VIX), the average true range (ATR) indicator and Bollinger Bands to indicate volatility ...
  2. Using Trading Volume to Understand Investment Activity

    Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that indicates the overall activity of a security or market ...
  3. How to Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap and potentially increase your returns by using some simple ...
  4. Top 3 Penny Stocks in October 2018

    Read about the top three penny stocks by one-year return through October 2018.
  5. Risk Tolerance

    Knowing your risk tolerance – and keeping to investments that fit within it – should keep you from complete financial ruin.
  6. Auto Stocks Driven Down to Long-Term Lows

    Auto stocks are having a bad year, and it's poised to get worse.
  1. What is the difference between a currency and interest rate swap?

    Interest rate swaps involve exchanging interest payments, while currency swaps involve exchanging an amount of cash in one ...
  2. The Biggest Risk to the Global Expansion

    We explain why elevated trade protectionism marks the greatest downside risk to the global expansion.
  3. What are the primary sources of market risk?

    There are four primary sources of risk that affect the overall market: interest rate risk, equity price risk, foreign exchange ...
  4. How is implied volatility used in the Black-Scholes formula?

    Implied volatility is a measure of the estimation of the future variability for the asset underlying the option contract.
  5. A Guide to Trading Binary Options in the U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the United States.
  6. Introduction to Level II Quotes

    Find out what's happening in a given stock with this service showing Nasdaq market makers' best bid and ask prices.
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