Momentum

Spotting Stock Trends at a Glance with the MACD Indicator February 2, 2023 10:15 AM   |  

What is a MACD Indicator? This tool helps identify the strength, direction, and duration of a price trend. Learn how to read the MACD and see trading signals.

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Stock Volatility Indicators: A Handy Addition to Trend and Momentum Indicators November 3, 2022 10:58 AM   |  

In technical analysis, many traders start with trend and momentum indicators. But don’t forget volatility indicators, which track the magnitude of price movements.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Fiscal Stimulus and Portfolio Strategy: Sail Toward the Action or Stay the Course? March 9, 2021 3:34 PM   |  

Policy makers often use fiscal stimulus to stoke the economic embers and guide the economy toward long-term policy aims. Should you incorporate cues from fiscal spending into your portfolio strategy?

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Stocks for Beginners: Is Now the Time to Start Trading Stocks? July 9, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Education is key to trading stocks. The decision to start trading and investing in stocks depends on your personal situation—including whether you have investable assets.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Smart-Beta ETFs: Alternative Portfolio Allocation Beyond Market Cap September 24, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

What is a smart-beta ETF? Explore what qualifies as a smart-beta fund and what systems define this type of ETF.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Three Indicators to Check Before the Trade October 1, 2018 3:00 AM   |  

Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.

6 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Anatomy of a Trend Change: Understanding Momentum January 13, 2015 8:00 AM   |  

Momentum indicators can be useful trading tools for identifying when a stock price is undergoing a change in trend.

2 min read  |  Technical Analysis

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