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Charting Basics: Making Sure You Stay On-Trend
January 14, 2015

Charting Basics: Making Sure You Stay On-Trend

Should I stay or should I go? It’s a common, chronic question gnawing at any investor who’s watched the market do what it does. Getting into a stock...

Anatomy of a Trend Change: Understanding Momentum
January 13, 2015

Anatomy of a Trend Change: Understanding Momentum

The formation of a market turning point is a longer-term process, not a single-day event. But all too often, traders find they’ve pulled the trigger too soon, or too late.

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Small-Cap Trader Blues? The Calendar May Bring Some Cheer
December 30, 2014

Small-Cap Trader Blues? The Calendar May Bring Some Cheer

Small-cap traders may be feeling a bit bruised as the year draws to a close, their blue-chip brethren having hogged most of the headlines (and gains) as the U.S...

Diamonds a Girl’s Best Trade? Jewelry Stocks Catch Ladies' Eyes
December 23, 2014

Diamonds a Girl’s Best Trade? Jewelry Stocks Catch Ladies' Eyes

Girls love to see a little "blue box" under the Christmas tree. Maybe that explains why women are almost twice as likely as men to hold a certain jewelry stock.

Putting My Foot Down. What's With the VIX Stiletto Spike?
December 19, 2014

Putting My Foot Down. What's With the VIX Stiletto Spike?

A recent, unusually sharp surge in the CBOE VIX Index known as a "Stiletto Spike" raises perculiar questions about the U.S. stock market's outlook.

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Pretty Little Buyers Have Big Influence on Holiday Retail Trends
December 15, 2014

Pretty Little Buyers Have Big Influence on Holiday Retail Trends

What items are flying off holiday shelves this holiday season? Investors might want to check their teenage daughter’s list.

Deck the Halls With Level II Quotes for Mobile Trading
December 11, 2014

Deck the Halls With Level II Quotes for Mobile Trading

Whoever says traders are hard to shop for clearly doesn’t monitor their Twitter feed. We knew exactly what would make your holidays merry and bright.

Actions Speak Louder Than Surveys for Retail Investors
December 8, 2014

Actions Speak Louder Than Surveys for Retail Investors

Sentiment readings often present conflicting signals over retail investor bullishness or bearishness. Why should we even care what they think?

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Let's Play Opposites
August 1, 2014

Let's Play Opposites

Buy low, sell high—so goes the ridiculously oversimplified mantra for all things markets. Now, flip the order of that sentence, and you’ve got the essence...

Better Stock Perspective? Follow the Money
July 1, 2014

Better Stock Perspective? Follow the Money

You might not trade currencies, but you should know what they’re up to. Why? Because the dollar, the yen and others tell the story of our global economy in...

Divide & Conquer
June 1, 2014

Divide & Conquer

As the market’s bull run gained steam in recent years, stock splits have been happening with increasing frequency. Is a split a ringing vote of confidence from...

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Do You Believe in Santa?
May 1, 2014

Do You Believe in Santa?

Seasonal market patterns— when prices in general tend to rise or fall during certain periods of the year—are as old as the markets themselves. But should you really...

Mapping Out an Exit (and Entry) Plan
May 1, 2014

Mapping Out an Exit (and Entry) Plan

You probably wouldn’t hop on a tour bus in a big foreign city without bringing along your handy sightseer’s guide. The same applies to the markets. Eyeballing your...

Keeping Your Trends Close with Moving Average Crossovers
April 13, 2014

Keeping Your Trends Close with Moving Average Crossovers

Whether you’re on Hawaii’s North Shore, New York’s trading floor or somewhere in between, failure to recognize the right wave at the right time can get you...

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Is This Trend Sustainable? Ignore Volume at Your Own Risk
March 13, 2014

Is This Trend Sustainable? Ignore Volume at Your Own Risk

The number of shares changing hands—that is, volume—is a key indicator of market trends, or lack thereof. Does the volume dial on your stock “go to 11,” or...

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