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  1. 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 ...
  2. Top 3 Penny Stocks in October 2018

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

    Knowing your risk tolerance – and keeping to investments that fit within it – should keep you from complete financial ruin.
  4. The Biggest Risk to the Global Expansion

    We explain why elevated trade protectionism marks the greatest downside risk to the global expansion.
  5. Chart of the Week: Putting October’s Selloff Scares in Context

    Tighter financial conditions and heightened U.S.-China trade tensions have been spooking investors this month. We put October’s ...
  6. 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.
  7. 10 Steps To Becoming A Day Trader

    Want to be the master of your career by becoming a full-time day trader? Follow these 10 steps to be a successful trader.
  8. Top 4 Oil Stocks for October 2018

    Some oil stocks, despite struggling recently, look like they could dominate soon if oil prices remain strong in the remainder ...
  9. How To Become A Day Trader

    We look at the training, tools, equipment and strategies needed to succeed as a day trader.
  10. 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.
  11. Top 4 Gold Penny Stocks as of October 2018

    Four gold penny stocks offer investors an upside if gold prices rise.
  12. Volatility Trading of Stocks vs. Options

    During times of volatility, traders can benefit greatly from trading options rather than stocks.
  13. Multiple Time Frames Can Multiply Returns

    Short-term and intermediate charts complement the underlying trend and refine entries and exits.
  14. How to Evaluate Stock Performance

    Learn how to evaluate stock performance. While what you look for in a stock could be different from another, the way you ...
  15. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  16. Marijuana Penny Stocks: Where Risk Meets Sin

    Marijuana producers and users, working in a market that's still illegal in many states, are a risky but promising bet for ...
  17. Dividend ETF

    A dividend ETF is an exchange-traded fund designed to invest in a basket of high-dividend-paying stocks.
  18. The Ups And Downs Of Biotechnology

    This biotechnology sector can provide huge gains, but there are also lots of downside.
  19. How to Make Money With Risk Arbitrage Trading

    Risk arbitrage provides a valuable trading strategy for merger and acquisition or other corporate actions eligible stocks. ...
  20. How Skype Makes Money

    Here's a brief explanation of how the world's most popular VOIP app, Skype, makes its money.
  21. Keep It Simple and Trade With the Trend

    The simple solution is often the best one, which is why you should learn to trade with the trend.
  22. Buying Stocks When the Price Goes Down: A Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit but can amount to throwing money away when used carelessly.
  23. Why Is Arbitrage Trading Legal?

    Not only is arbitrage legal in the US and most developed countries, it can be beneficial to the overall health of a market.
  24. What You Need To Know About Alphabet's Stock P/E Ratios

    We show you how to calculate the price-earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Alphabet's two classes of stock.
  25. Safety-First Rule

    The safety-first rule is a quantitative portfolio strategy that tries to minimize the chance of receiving negative returns. ...
  26. How Buying On Amazon.com Works

    Learn how Amazon.com functions, from the customer experience and security of payment information to the fulfillment centers.
  27. SEC Form 17-H

    SEC Form 17-H is a risk-assessment report that all broker-dealers must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  28. How The SEC Tracks Insider Trading

    Although penalties for insider trading are among the stiffest in the world, the number of recent cases filed shows that it ...
  29. 10 Options Strategies To Know

    If you want to trade options but are short on strategies, we can help.
  30. The Perfect Moving Averages for Day Trading

    5-, 8- and 13-bar simple moving averages offer perfect inputs for day traders seeking quick profits on the long and short ...
  31. How to Find the Most Actively Traded Stocks

    Knowing the trading volume of a stock helps traders understand price movements and forecast future movements.
  32. 6 Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    Several strategies can help an investor protect against the worst.
  33. How Financial Spread-Betting Companies Make Money (IGGHY)

    How to evaluate spread-betting companies and find the right broker.
  34. Stock Picking Won’t Make You a Billionaire

    Find out why it's impossible to become a billionaire by just picking stocks, and what it really takes to land among the world's ...
  35. What It Takes To Become An Elite Trader

    You need a detailed plan and systematic approach to reach the top tier in trading performance.
  36. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time, because it adds ...
  37. What are common strategies for using Volume Weighted Average Price?

    Using the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) when trading in short-term time frames is highly effective and simple.
  38. Get A Strong Hold On Profit With Strangles

    Forget straddles. These strangles are both liberating and legal in the investing world.
  39. Top Day Trading Instruments

    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  40. Pre-Market Routine Sets Stage For The Trading Day

    Your pre-market routine sets the stage for the rest of the trading day. Use this comprehensive checklist to get up to speed ...
  41. 20 Rules Followed by Professional Traders

    Break free from the pack and join the professional minority with an approach that raises your odds for long term prosperity.
  42. Halloween Strategy

    Halloween strategy is a trading tactic, which posits that stocks perform better between October 31 and May 1 than they do ...
  43. 4 ETFs to Short the Market

    In this article, we'll explore four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that allow you to short a market segment or sector, which ...
  44. How Reddit Makes Money

    Reddit is the self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet." The site makes significant income by selling ad space, exclusive ...
  45. Understanding Penny Stocks' Risks and Rewards

    Penny stocks can soar in a short period, but dabbling in them is a dangerous game. Here is a breakdown of the risks and rewards ...
  46. Trends In The Digital Advertising Industry

    The rapidly expanding digital advertising industry is leading a shift towards content and demanding forced innovation.
  47. How to Profit From Stock Splits and Buybacks

    If stock splits and buybacks have been a bit of a mystery to you, you're not alone. Companies may use one of these methods ...
  48. How Coursera Works and Makes Money

    Coursera is a for-profit provider of MOOCs that has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in the space.
  49. The History of High-Yield Bond Meltdowns

    The high-yield bond market experienced its major growth streak in the 1970s and 1980s and has had several noteworthy meltdowns ...
  50. The Stock Cycle: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Stock prices seem random, but there are repeating cycles. Skilled traders learn to recognize cycles in order to maximize ...
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