Why Stocks Get Halted

Why Do Stocks Get Halted?

Why do stocks get halted? If that’s your question, then check out our complete guide to learn all about stock halts.

How Zero Commission Brokers Make Money

How do Zero Commission Brokers earn their cut? Learn how Zero Commission Brokers make money by reading our guide.

Sympathy Plays

What is a Sympathy Play in Stocks?

Are you wondering, what is a sympathy play in stocks? If so, our complete guide has all the answers and details you need.

What is Smart Order Routing?

Are you wondering, what is smart order routing? If so, our complete and thorough guide has all the information you need.

Relative Volume

What is Relative Volume in Stocks?

Find yourself wondering, what is relative volume in stocks? If so, check out our complete guide for the answers you need.

How Stock Market Bubbles Work

Want to learn more about stock market bubbles? Get the in-depth details on how stock market bubbles work by reading our guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Stock Market Algorithms

Looking to gain a deeper understanding of stock market algorithms? If so, read our ultimate guide to stock market algorithms to learn more.

Guide to Pre-Market Gappers

What are Pre-market Gappers and how can you trade them? Learn everything you need to know about Pre-market Gappers in our guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Margin Rates

Looking to learn more about margin rates and how to calculate them? Learn everything you need to know in our guide to margin rates.

Margin Accounts vs. Cash Accounts

Which account is the better option when it comes to margin accounts vs. cash accounts? Check out our guide to see which is right for you.

What is an IPO Lockup Period?

What is an IPO Lockup Period?

An IPO is one of the most exciting events in the life of a growing company. It can also be an exciting event for traders. Not only does an IPO introduce a new stock to the public markets, but it also brings with it an IPO lockup period that can present opportunities...

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What is a Gamma Squeeze?

What is a Gamma Squeeze?

You probably heard the term gamma squeeze in reference to meme stocks and short squeezes. While buying causes stock prices to rise, panic buying can create an extreme scenario causing spikes to violently rip higher. As the stock soars, the buying pressure increases to...

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What is Prime Brokerage?

What is Prime Brokerage?

Traders realize they need a broker to execute trades. Whether its direct access or conventional zero-commission app-based trading, a brokerage (registered broker-dealer) is required to execute trades. A prime brokerage goes beyond just execution but provides a suite...

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How Stock Delisting Works

How Stock Delisting Works

It’s one of the worst things that can happen to a stock you’re holding long, the dreaded delisting. While the actual action of delisting is a scheduled event, the mere news or notion of a stock facing delisting can plunge the price as investors and traders fear the...

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What is a Stock Spread?

What is a Stock Spread?

Typically, you might think about a stock as having a single price at any given time. But in reality, a stock has two prices: the price that you can sell it for and the price you can buy it for. The difference between these two prices is a stock’s spread, and it’s an...

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How to Use Fibonacci Retracements

How to Use Fibonacci Retracements

You’ve likely heard traders and chartists use the term “Fibonacci” levels referencing key price support or resistance levels. Fibonacci is short for Fibonacci retracement. This is a technical analysis method utilizing ratios based on the Fibonacci sequence to...

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The Ultimate Guide to Support and Resistance

The Ultimate Guide to Support and Resistance

Successful trading relies on finding the best price points to buy and sell securities. This requires being able to effectively identify price support and resistance levels, which in turn will help to determine entry and exit prices. This enables traders to gauge their...

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The Ultimate Guide to Trading Computers

The Ultimate Guide to Trading Computers

The question of how powerful your trading computer should be tends to arise often. It only makes sense that your hardware should be capable of providing charts with indicators as well as execute trades simultaneously. How much computing power you need for day trading...

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The Ultimate Guide to Trendlines

The Ultimate Guide to Trendlines

A popular quote in trading is, “The trend is your friend.” This means it’s prudent to play in the direction of the price trend in order to let your winners ride. There are many tools traders use to visualize trends. One of the most widely used tools are known as...

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The Ultimate Guide to the VWAP Indicator

The Ultimate Guide to the VWAP Indicator

What is VWAP? You’ve likely heard the term VWAP used by traders and chartists. This refers to a moving average indicator called the volume weight average price (VWAP). This useful indicator is used by retail traders, institutional traders and market makers in several...

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Understanding a Stock’s Share Structure

Understanding a Stock’s Share Structure

Stock fundamentals often don’t play a big role in trading. But one set of fundamentals every trader should know about is share structure. A stock’s share structure impacts everything from how liquid a position will be to how likely it is that existing shares could be...

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How to Create a Trading Plan

How to Create a Trading Plan

The familiar trading cliché, “Plan your trade and trade your plan” sounds like common sense, but only if you know what a trading plan is and how to make one. Trading takes preparation which includes planning ahead of time.  The Importance of Planning in Day Trading...

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How Different Stock Ownership Groups May Impact a Stock

How Different Stock Ownership Groups May Impact a Stock

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between different market participants? Every market participant has a different behavioral pattern that may impact the price of a stock. Stock ownership is a summarization of market participants. The distinction can mean...

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How Crypto Markets May Impact Stock Markets

How Crypto Markets May Impact Stock Markets

Cryptocurrency markets have finally become mainstream. Cable financial news network tickers include popular crypto prices in addition to the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq benchmark index prices. Crypto ETFs, futures and options are increasing in liquidity and...

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How Does a Crypto ETF Work?

How Does a Crypto ETF Work?

For years big mutual fund companies have been trying to get approval for cryptocurrency exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) to no avail. The U.S. Securities and Enforcement Commission has been reluctant to approve ETFs for this risky asset class. However, the SEC finally...

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