Trading Education

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  1. Put-Call Parity

    Put-call parity is a principle that defines the relationship between the price of European put options and European call ...
  2. Fundamental Analysis for Traders

    Find out how the fundamental analysis method can be applied strategically to increase profits.
  3. What Is Google's Stance On Net Neutrality?

    As FCC rolled back net neutrality rules, discover what stance Google has on this important Internet service debate.
  4. What You Should Know About Net Neutrality

    The FCC has voted to repeal net neutrality rules, here is what that mean for us.
  5. What the Dow Means and How It's Calculated

    Investors refer to the 'Dow' index daily, but do you actually know why we use that number?
  6. Introduction to Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charting, how they construct them and how to start using them.
  7. Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

    Understanding double exponential moving averages can gives traders faster access to information.
  8. Who Benefits From Loaning Shares in a Short Sale?

    Does loaning shares in a short sale transaction derive any benefit other than interest on the loan?
  9. The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders Make

    Traders generally buy and sell securities more frequently and hold positions for much shorter periods than investors, which ...
  10. How to Micro-Invest with Acorns

    Acorns automatic savings feature can funnel money into an investment account.
  11. How to Construct a High-Risk Portfolio

    A high-risk portfolio requires finesse and knowledge, but it can produce above-average returns.
  12. 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.
  13. What's the Difference Between Alphabet's GOOG and GOOGL?

    Learn the difference between the GOOG and GOOGL stock ticker symbols for Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google).
  14. Top 4 Apps for Traders

    Discover some of the best mobile apps to track the market news and manage your portfolio on the go.
  15. Modern Portfolio Theory Vs. Behavioral Finance

    Or: How financial markets would work in an ideal world vs. how they work in the real world.
  16. Book Recommendations for Holiday Season Reading

    Looking for some title recommendations as you compile your holiday season reading list? Here are our picks.
  17. Top 3 Silver Stocks as of November 2017

    These three silver stocks could beat their peers in the final month of 2017.
  18. Options Pricing

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  19. Short and Distort: Bear Market Stock Manipulation

    Here's how to avoid getting caught by short and distort scams.
  20. Top 4 Oil Stocks for December 2017

    Some oil stocks that have been struggling look like they could dominate if oil remains above $50 per barrel.
  21. StochRSI

    StochRSI is an indicator used in technical analysis that ranges between zero and one and is created by applying the Stochastic ...
  22. Hammer

    Hammers are a price pattern in candlestick charting that occurs when a security trades significantly lower than its opening, ...
  23. Rate Of Change - ROC

    The rate of change - ROC - is the speed at which a variable changes over a specific period of time.
  24. Bell Curve

    A bell curve is the most common type of distribution for a variable.
  25. Short Squeeze

    A short squeeze is a situation in which a heavily shorted stock or commodity moves sharply higher, forcing more short sellers ...
  26. Introduction to Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To 'find your game' in technical analysis, you need to recognize price patterns as they form.
  27. The Best Day Trading Schools and Courses

    Jumping into day trading without some training could lead to losses. Here's how to pick a good day-trading course or school. ...
  28. How to Start Trading

    Successful trading involves more than reading a few articles or books: you should plan on devoting a substantial amount of ...
  29. Short Covering

    Short covering is buying back borrowed securities in order to close an open short position.
  30. Moving Average - MA

    A moving average (MA) is a widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out ...
  31. Ichimoku Cloud

    The Ichimoku cloud is a chart used in technical analysis that shows support and resistance, and momentum and trend directions ...
  32. Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  33. Haircut

    A haircut is the difference between prices at which a market maker can buy and sell a security or the percentage by which ...
  34. The Best Way to Survive a Market Meltdown

    Having a solid investing plan in place can help you survive the inevitable market downturn.
  35. Liar's Poker

    Liar's Poker is a game associated with Wall Street traders who use statistical reasoning and behavioral psychology tactics ...
  36. Commodity Channel Index - CCI

    The¬†Commodity Channel Index‚Äč (CCI) is a momentum based technical trading tool used to determine when a market is overbought ...
  37. Introduction To Order Types

    A trade order is an instruction that is sent to a broker to enter or exit a position. Learn about the various types available ...
  38. Short Hedge

    A short hedge is an investment strategy utilized to protect against the risk of a declining asset price at some time in the ...
  39. Bond Futures

    Bond futures are financial derivatives which obligate the contract holder to purchase or sell a bond on a specified date ...
  40. Curve Steepener Trade

    Curve steepener trade is a strategy that uses derivatives to benefit from escalating yield differences that occur as a result ...
  41. Penny Stocks to Watch for December 2017

    Penny stocks lagged in performance in November, but the group is rapidly approaching highly favorable small-cap seasonality.
  42. 5 Skills That Traders Need

    There are many routes to becoming a professional trader, but these five skills will help you get there.
  43. Assets Under Management - AUM

    Assets under management (AUM) is the total market value of assets that an investment company or financial institution manages ...
  44. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

    Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales numbers are considered to be important indicators for stock market activity throughout ...
  45. Top 4 Gold Penny Stocks as of November 2017

    Four gold penny stocks offer investors an upside if gold prices rise.
  46. Margin Trading

    Find out what margin is, how margin calls work, the advantages of leverage and why using margin can be risky.
  47. The 4 Best ETFs to Short the Market

    An exchange-traded fund allows you to short a market segment instead of individual stocks.
  48. Simulating Stock Prices Using Excel

    We will use the average of the change in log prices, the volatility, the normal distribution and Excel to formulate the future ...
  49. 3 Top Quality Stocks

    Investors define quality stocks as those that offer more reliability and less risk.
  50. Volume

    The number of shares or contracts traded in a security or an entire market during a given period of time. It is simply the ...
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  1. Covariance

    A measure of the degree to which returns on two risky assets move in tandem. A positive covariance means that asset returns ...
  2. Liquid Asset

    An asset that can be converted into cash quickly and with minimal impact to the price received. Liquid assets are generally ...
  3. Nostro Account

    A bank account held in a foreign country by a domestic bank, denominated in the currency of that country. Nostro accounts ...
  4. Retirement Planning

    Retirement planning is the process of determining retirement income goals and the actions and decisions necessary to achieve ...
  5. Drawdown

    The peak-to-trough decline during a specific record period of an investment, fund or commodity. A drawdown is usually quoted ...
  6. Inverse Transaction

    A transaction that can cancel out a forward contract that has the same value date.
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