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  1. Chart of the Week: All Eyes On Trade

    We see limited trade actions as unlikely to hurt the risk-on sentiment.
  2. How Statistical Arbitrage Can Lead to Profits

    Find out how statistical arbitrage is leveraged by traders and investors seeking profit by capitalizing on the relationship ...
  3. The 5-Minute Forex "Momo" Trade

    Learn this simple momentum strategy and its profit-protecting exit rules.
  4. Offsetting Transaction

    An offsetting transaction is an activity that exactly cancels the risks and benefits of another instrument in a portfolio. ...
  5. Buy To Close

    Buying to close involves purchasing an offsetting position to cancel out a short position in an underlying asset.
  6. These Are the Most Famous Forex Traders Ever

    The five most famous forex traders share common virtues such as strong self-confidence.
  7. A Trader's Guide to Using Fractals

    This reversal pattern known as fractals can make sense of the seeming randomness of market movements and improve your trading. ...
  8. How does the foreign-exchange market trade 24 hours a day?

    Trading in the forex is not done at one central location, but is conducted by phone and electronic communication networks ...
  9. Fibonacci Numbers/Lines

    The Fibonacci numbers and lines are technical indicators using a mathematical sequence developed by the Italian mathematician ...
  10. What Forex Traders Need To Know About The Yen

    The Japanese yen possesses some unique qualities that traders should know before jumping in.
  11. Calculating Profits And Losses Of Your Currency Trades

    The forex is a risky market, and traders must always remain alert to their positions. Learn how to keep on top of your currency ...
  12. Most Commonly Used Forex Chart Patterns

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  13. The Effects Of Currency Fluctuations On The Economy

    Currency fluctuations are a natural outcome of the floating exchange rate system that is the norm for most major economies. ...
  14. Rising Three Methods

    The Rising Three Methods is a bullish candlestick pattern that is used to predict the continuation of the current uptrend.
  15. Suspended Trading

    Suspended trading occurs when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intervenes in the market to stop trading.
  16. 5 Tips to Keep in Mind if You Want to Begin Options Trading

    Learning just a few basic characteristics about options make them very useful and easy to understand
  17. Synthetic Call

    A synthetic call is an options strategy where an investor, holding a long position, purchases a put on the same stock to ...
  18. Seller

    A seller is an entity who writes an option contract and collects a premium from the buyer in return for holding the short ...
  19. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short. ...
  20. Falling Three Methods

    The falling three methods is a bearish candlestick pattern that is used to predict the continuation of the current downtrend.
  21. Find The Right Fit With Probability Distributions

    Discover a few of the most popular probability distributions and how to calculate them.
  22. Speculative Stock

    A speculative stock is a stock with a high degree of risk, such as a penny stock or an emerging market stock.
  23. Trigger Line

    Trigger line refers to a moving-average plotted with the MACD indicator that is used to generate buy and sell signals in ...
  24. Bull Steepener

    A bull steepener is a change in the yield curve caused by short-term rates falling faster than long-term rates, resulting ...
  25. Hypothesis Testing in Finance: Concept & Examples

    When you're indecisive about an investment, the best way to keep a cool head might be test various hypotheses using the most ...
  26. International Securities Market Association - ISMA

    The International Securities Market Association (ISMA) is a self-regulatory organization located in Zürich, Switzerland, ...
  27. Heikin-Ashi Technique

    The Heikin-Ashi technique averages price data to create a Japanese candlestick chart that filters out market noise.
  28. Top 3 Silver Stocks as of March 2018

    These three silver stocks could beat their peers in 2018.
  29. Top 4 Oil Stocks for March 2018

    Some oil stocks that have been struggling look like they could dominate if oil prices continue to rise in 2018.
  30. Average Rate of Return for Day Traders

    Is it possible to determine the average rate of return for day traders, and what does it take to get started?
  31. Can a stock lose all its value? How would this affect a long or short position?

    A stock can lose its entire value; however, depending on the investor's position, this can be either good (short positions) ...
  32. Backtesting and Forward Testing: The Importance of Correlation

    Correlations between backtesting and forward performance testing results can help you optimize your trading system.
  33. Zero Coupon Inflation Swap

    A zero coupon inflation swap is an exchange of cash flows that allows investors to reduce or increase their exposure to the ...
  34. What happens to a stop order after a stock splits?

    A stop order (or stop-loss order) is executed when a security reaches a pre-determined price as a market order. Learn what ...
  35. Using Index Futures to Predict the Future

    Want to know whether the stock market will open up or down? Learn about index futures and how they can help predict how the ...
  36. Technical Analysis Strategies for Beginners

    Technical analysis helps traders and investors navigate the gap between intrinsic value and market price by leveraging certain ...
  37. Variance Swap

    A variance swap allows counterparties to hedge or speculate directly on the volatility of an underlying asset.
  38. Cash Neutral

    Cash neutral refers to the pairing of asset purchases and sales to avoid having to add capital to a portfolio.
  39. Convertible Hedge

    A convertible hedge is a strategy where an investor purchases a convertible bond and then shorts the conversion amount of ...
  40. Bullish Belt Hold

    A bullish belt hold is a single bar Japanese candlestick pattern that suggests a possible reversal to the upside.
  41. Market Timing Tips Every Investor Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits. Use these ...
  42. Trading With Gaussian Models Of Statistics

    The study of statistics originated from Carl Friedrich Gauss and helps us understand markets, prices and probabilities, among ...
  43. Technical Indicator

    Technical indicators are mathematical calculations based on the price, volume, or open interest of a security or contract.
  44. Biometrics

    Biometrics is a type of digital security used to prevent data breaches by making use of unique, individual characteristics, ...
  45. Anonymous Trading

    Anonymous trading occurs when high profile investors execute trades that are visible in an order book but do not reveal their ...
  46. Hindenburg Omen

    The Hindenburg Omen is a technical indicator that compares the number of 52 week highs and lows to predict the likelihood ...
  47. Symmetrical Triangle

    A symmetrical triangle is a chart pattern characterized by two converging trend lines connecting a series of sequential peaks ...
  48. Spinning

    Spinning is the act of a brokerage firm or underwriter offering shares in an IPO to preferred customers, as a means of retaining ...
  49. Here's What Short Sellers Must Do to Short a Stock

    Learn what benefits a short seller is required to make up to the lender of shares, or long investor, when shorting a stock ...
  50. 5 Must Watch Films and Documentaries for Day Traders

    Here are five must-watch films and documentaries for day traders with the takeaway lessons that inspire, motivate and entertain.
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