Trading Strategy

Want To Be Your Own Driving Force? Active Trading in an IRA January 31, 2022 11:30 AM   |  

Trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to try to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement while having some tax-deferred benefits.

3 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
What Is a Commodity? Definition & Basics for Investors January 20, 2022 11:12 AM   |  

Want to learn about commodities trading or how to invest in commodities? This overview will provide a brief introduction, including a commodity definition and a few pointers for investors.

5 min read  |  Commodities
The Nuts and Bolts of MOMO Trading September 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Instead of jumping into a stock everyone is piling into, consider following a methodical approach to trade momentum stocks.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Vol Whisperer: How to Spot a New Volatility Regime September 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Understanding the nature of volatility regimes and recognizing when it’s shifting could help unlock potential trading opportunities.

3 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Capiche: The Perils of Trading with Ego September 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

If you hang on to losing trades hoping for a big move, it could be your ego playing games. It’s hard to dodge, but a few steps could help minimize the effects.

2 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Managing Trading Success: In A Way, It’s Harder than Managing Failure May 28, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Understanding trading psychology can help you learn from your failures and successes to keep your cool, especially after a hot season of winning trades.

3 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Why the Jobs Report Matters to Investors: What to Look for in Jobs Numbers March 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The Employment Situation (also known as the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment) offers insight into many facets of the economy.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
What’s a Black Swan Event? How to Spot and Prepare for this Outlier “Animal” February 11, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Learn about “black swan” events and how you can attempt to protect yourself and your portfolio from adverse shocks.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
thinkTank: Three Steps to Fun-damentally Picking Your Next Trade January 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Instead of chasing specific stocks, why not try a more logical approach to finding stocks for your next trade? Consider this top-down approach using fundamental analysis.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
What Do Reverse Stock Splits Reveal About a Company? December 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

You may have heard of stock splits, but reverse stock splits—when a company reduces its number of outstanding shares—are another story. There may be many reasons companies complete a reverse stock split. So, before investing in such companies, you may want to do your due diligence.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
The Employment Situation, aka Monthly Jobs Report: The Top Dog of Economic Reports? April 20, 2020 6:30 AM   |  

Whether you use the official name—the Employment Situation—or call it the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment, this report offers insight into many facets of the economy. Here’s a primer.

2 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Could Silver Shine in Your Portfolio? March 20, 2020 12:01 PM   |  

Investing in silver can be a defensive strategy, especially when equity markets are trending lower or when interest rates are low.

4 min read  |  Commodities
The On/Off Ramp: Your Guide to the Trade Life Cycle, from Entry to Exit February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The success of every trade involves three elements: the entry, the exit, and what happens in between. Here’s a look at the trade life cycle.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Pros and Cons of Trading in Your Retirement Account September 18, 2019 10:37 AM   |  

Trading in your retirement account has several potential advantages and disadvantages to consider as you develop your strategy.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Luck of the Draw? There's a Lot More to Trading and Investing than Luck August 19, 2019 11:07 AM   |  

Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
That’s Fast! High-Frequency and Algorithmic Trading January 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how high-frequency trading affects today's markets, including creating liquidity for retail investors.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Tax Tips for Traders: Form 8949 & Section 1256 Contracts December 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Traders have special considerations at tax time, including Schedule D, Form 8949, Section 1256 contracts, and collectibles tax treatment. Here are a few tips for tackling the extra filing.

4 min read  |  Tax Forms
Eyeing the Downside: Three Ways to Short the Market December 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.

5 min read  |  Margin
Using Margin Buying Power to Diversify Your Market Exposure December 3, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”

5 min read  |  Margin
Forget Wall Street. Trust Yourself: Use Your Trading Tools October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Are you effectively investing your money? Millennials are among the smartest investors, but not all of them follow this important process.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Rescue from Emotion: Discipline Tips for Retirement Investors April 26, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

When it comes to investing for retirement, it’s best to avoid your emotions. Learn how to avoid emotional investing.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Are You Trading Enough? Manage Your Trades Better April 16, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Overtrading can be a killer to your P/L. The trick is to trade consistently and always know what the markets—and your positions—are doing.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Quiz: Find a Trading Approach to Match Your Personality January 16, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

There are many approaches to achieving success as a trader. Find one that fits your personality.

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Confirmation Bias: When Good Results Lead to Bad Trades September 28, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Confirmation bias can cause investors to take large risks. Learn how to tame confirmation bias and stay centered in your investing approach.

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Getting Friendly with Trends: Drawing and Applying Trendlines August 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Technical analysis and drawing trendlines can keep you informed about the trends unfolding in your investments and may even support your decision making.

3 min read  |  Charting
Technical Analysis for Investors: Applying Support and Resistance May 25, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Support and resistance are two of the most important concepts in technical analysis. How can investors potentially gain an edge by applying them?

4 min read  |  Technical Analysis
I Just Doubled My Account, Now What? A Case for Utility April 12, 2016 4:00 AM   |  

Is twice the cash twice the fun? Not if you take utility into account. Get some perspective on how much benefit you’ll get from the next dollar.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Retirement: More Time to Trade, More Potential Income November 3, 2015 3:00 AM   |  

For most people, retirement means more time doing the things you enjoy. If trading is one of them, retirement could mean more opportunities to potentially generate income.

1 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
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