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.
Stock splits have increased as the U.S. market extended its bull run, but the actual benefits for investors are questionable.
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.
Investing in silver can be a defensive strategy, especially when equity markets are trending lower or when interest rates are low.
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.
Short selling aims to provide protection or profit during a stock market downturn, but it can be risky. Plus, it requires a margin account. Learn the mechanics of shorting a stock.
Trading in your retirement account has several potential advantages and disadvantages to consider as you develop your strategy.
Actively trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to attempt to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement—while enjoying certain tax-deferred benefits.
Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.
Learn how the put/call ratio is calculated and how to use the P/C ratio as an indicator of stock market sentiment.
Learn how high-frequency trading affects today's markets, including creating liquidity for retail investors.
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.
Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.
Want to learn about commodities trading, or how to invest in commodities? Start with this overview.
Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”
Are you effectively investing your money? Millennials are among the smartest investors, but not all of them follow this important process.
When it comes to investing for retirement, it’s best to avoid your emotions. Learn how to avoid emotional investing.
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.
There are many approaches to achieving success as a trader. Find one that fits your personality.
Confirmation bias can cause investors to take large risks. Learn how to tame confirmation bias and stay centered in your investing approach.
Technical analysis and drawing trendlines can keep you informed about the trends unfolding in your investments and may even support your decision making.
Support and resistance are two of the most important concepts in technical analysis. How can investors potentially gain an edge by applying them?
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.
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.
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