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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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10 Ways to Avoid Blowing Up Your Trading Account

It may feel embarrassing, but it’s quite common to blow up your trading account. It happens more often than you think and even some of the greatest traders in the world have had it happen to them earlier in their careers. Many will say that it was a painful but...

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What are Block Trades?

When hedge funds and institutional investors buy and sell shares, they often do so in large quantities. These large trades, known as block trades, can be big enough to move the price of a stock. So, it’s important for traders to be able to recognize when block trades...

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The Ultimate Guide to Bull Markets

As the stock market continues higher, you hear the term bull market constantly as it applies to stocks. It’s a common term, but what does it really mean and how can you trade it? Is a bull market just when the markets go higher on a single day and does it still apply...

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Bollinger Bands

Many traders have an affinity for prioritizing technical analysis to interpret price action utilizing stock charts. One of the most popular technical indicators that traders use are Bollinger Bands (BBs). These indicators provide multiple functions and are commonly...

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The Ultimate Guide to Bear Markets

The market sells off, you are thrilled to fill your orders at the bid ready for the bounce. However, the bids keep sinking lower followed by more size on the ask. The support level you have been stalking for days has evaporated as more panic selling ensues. Your...

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