5 Common Issues When Scaling Your Trading Strategy

Day traders embrace closure and tend to think in singular terms of entry and exits. One shot in and one shot out. Many investors think the same way. However, when breaking that one shot down into multiple shots, chances are you may get a better average price on the...
The Ultimate Guide to Candlestick Charts

The Ultimate Guide to Candlestick Charts

Stock market traders utilize a wide arsenal of tools to enhance their performance. One of the most essential tools are candlestick stock charts. These enable traders to visually interpret price action to make more informed decisions on trades especially when used in...
Moving Averages

The Ultimate Guide to Moving Averages

Technical analysis utilizes charts and indicators to analyze the price action of an underlying stock. One of the most useful and widely used technical indicators are moving averages, which utilize price history, to anticipate future price action.    What Are Moving...

The Interconnectedness of Markets

While you may be familiar with U.S. stock markets, the reality is that all global financial markets are interconnected either directly or indirectly. Some of the relationships are more familiar like the inverse relationship between stocks and bonds. Some relationships...

Day Trading Rules: A Beginner’s Guide

The lure of making quick stock market profits with a few clicks of the mouse in the comfort of your own home is the appealing (and misguided) lure of day trading. Day trading can be rewarding but it requires not only abiding by rules of a trading methodology but also...
The Ultimate Guide To Short Selling

The Ultimate Guide to Short Selling

Buy low and sell higher is how profits are made trading the long side of a stock price move. This strategy is practiced by traders and investors. However, it is possible to also profit on falling stock prices by short selling the shares. This is the inverse of the...

Day Trading vs. Swing Trading

As they say in professional boxing, “styles make fights”. You have explosive punchers like Mike Tyson knocking out opponents inside a single round and methodical boxers like Floyd Mayweather that routinely go the full distance for decision wins. Trading is very...
The Ultimate Guide To Trading Simulators

The Ultimate Guide to Trading Simulators

New traders are highly encouraged to use trading simulators prior to trading with real cash. Even seasoned veterans recovering from a losing streak can rehabilitate themselves with simulators. The purpose of simulators is to properly “test” out your strategies and...
The Ultimate Guide To Trading Journals

The Ultimate Guide to Trading Journals

Keeping a trading journal is one of the best ways to track your trades and gain valuable insights into your performance. The data can help you extract important metrics and underlying patterns that can help you optimize your results. While it may seem tedious,...
Level 2 and Time and Sales

The Ultimate Guide to Level 2 and Time & Sales

For day traders, level 2 and time & sales are indispensable tools to gauge pricing to perform precision order executions. The pace and velocity of price updates coupled with tape reading can provide an edge for seasoned tactical traders seeking opportunistic...
The Ultimate Guide to Candlestick Charts

The Ultimate Guide to Candlestick Charts

Stock market traders utilize a wide arsenal of tools to enhance their performance. One of the most essential tools are candlestick stock charts. These enable traders to visually interpret price action to make more informed decisions on trades especially when used in...

read more
The Ultimate Guide to Moving Averages

The Ultimate Guide to Moving Averages

Technical analysis utilizes charts and indicators to analyze the price action of an underlying stock. One of the most useful and widely used technical indicators are moving averages, which utilize price history, to anticipate future price action.    What Are Moving...

read more
The Interconnectedness of Markets

The Interconnectedness of Markets

While you may be familiar with U.S. stock markets, the reality is that all global financial markets are interconnected either directly or indirectly. Some of the relationships are more familiar like the inverse relationship between stocks and bonds. Some relationships...

read more
Day Trading Rules: A Beginner’s Guide

Day Trading Rules: A Beginner’s Guide

The lure of making quick stock market profits with a few clicks of the mouse in the comfort of your own home is the appealing (and misguided) lure of day trading. Day trading can be rewarding but it requires not only abiding by rules of a trading methodology but also...

read more
The Ultimate Guide to Short Selling

The Ultimate Guide to Short Selling

Buy low and sell higher is how profits are made trading the long side of a stock price move. This strategy is practiced by traders and investors. However, it is possible to also profit on falling stock prices by short selling the shares. This is the inverse of the...

read more
Day Trading vs. Swing Trading

Day Trading vs. Swing Trading

As they say in professional boxing, “styles make fights”. You have explosive punchers like Mike Tyson knocking out opponents inside a single round and methodical boxers like Floyd Mayweather that routinely go the full distance for decision wins. Trading is very...

read more
The Ultimate Guide to Trading Simulators

The Ultimate Guide to Trading Simulators

New traders are highly encouraged to use trading simulators prior to trading with real cash. Even seasoned veterans recovering from a losing streak can rehabilitate themselves with simulators. The purpose of simulators is to properly “test” out your strategies and...

read more
The Ultimate Guide to Trading Journals

The Ultimate Guide to Trading Journals

Keeping a trading journal is one of the best ways to track your trades and gain valuable insights into your performance. The data can help you extract important metrics and underlying patterns that can help you optimize your results. While it may seem tedious,...

read more
The Ultimate Guide to Level 2 and Time & Sales

The Ultimate Guide to Level 2 and Time & Sales

For day traders, level 2 and time & sales are indispensable tools to gauge pricing to perform precision order executions. The pace and velocity of price updates coupled with tape reading can provide an edge for seasoned tactical traders seeking opportunistic...

read more
The Ultimate Guide to Technical Indicators

The Ultimate Guide to Technical Indicators

Speculating on the direction and duration of stock price movements is the essence of trading. Charts help to visualize and interpret price action. They are further enhanced with the use of tools referred to as technical indicators or studies. Seasoned traders often...

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The Importance of Liquidity and Volatility for Traders

The Importance of Liquidity and Volatility for Traders

Traders make their bones speculating on price action and relying on their ability to execute good fills in a timely manner. Trading requires the prudent interpretation of price history to anticipate where prices can go from here and what to do when they get there....

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The Ultimate Guide to Hot Keys

The Ultimate Guide to Hot Keys

Speed and efficiency are the hallmarks of seasoned traders. The ability to react quickly and execute multiple actions with the smallest amount of expended effort can be augmented with the help of your trading platform. Knowing and doing are two different animals. The...

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Why Trade Execution Quality Matters

Why Trade Execution Quality Matters

It’s easy to assume that you are getting quality executions when buying and selling stocks. All retail brokers will claim “great executions” in their marketing material. The wave of zero-commission brokers imply all the bells-and-whistles in addition to quality...

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Ultimate Guide To Understanding Stock Splits

Ultimate Guide To Understanding Stock Splits

It’s not uncommon to wake up one morning and go into a state of shock as you notice one of your stocks is trading at half of yesterday’s price. A frantic search finds no news headlines causing this price drop. You also notice the (-50%) loss is not reflected in your...

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Ultimate Guide To Understanding Stock Floats

Ultimate Guide To Understanding Stock Floats

Thorough research and analysis for any stock involves both fundamental and technical analysis. Fundamentals analysis involves studying the business operations including financial reports, press releases, industry trends and performance metrics. Technical analysis...

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