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Guide to Trading Terminology

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 03:36 pm | by Delaney | No comments

When it comes to trading, there are a lot of terms and financial jargon that isn’t used all the time. If you don’t have a financial background, you might not know what they mean. This blog serves as a guide[…..]

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Find Opening Gaps using Benzinga Pro

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:10 pm | by Delaney | No comments

One common day trading strategy is trading opening gaps. Opening gaps occur when a stock opens at a much higher or lower price than the previous day’s close. This is a common strategy for day trading because you may want[…..]

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How To: Create a Biotech Stock Monitor Workspace

Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:45 pm | by Delaney | No comments

If you’re someone who’s looking to capture volatility with biotech stock, you need to make sure you have the right trading setup so you have all the information you need to make informed decisions in your trading. Benzinga’s senior vice[…..]

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What is Swing Trading? A Guide for Beginners

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 02:31 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Swing trading is a form of trading where positions are held for longer than just one day. While similar to day trading, it has some key differences, including rules, position length, and more. Definition of Swing Trading  Swing trading is[…..]

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How to Day Trade on Robinhood

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 02:44 pm | by Abbey Polin | No comments

Robinhood is an app that allows traders to trade and make investments without paying commissions. There are three types of accounts within this app: Cash, Standard and Gold.The difference between these is one allows you to trade on margin and[…..]

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3 Workspaces for Benzinga Pro

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:10 pm | by Delaney | No comments

When you first open Benzinga Pro, you can create as many workspaces as you’d like. Get inspiration for your own workspace to get started in Benzinga Pro. These workspaces are great for any trader, from beginner to advanced! Workspace 1:[…..]

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How To Find Low Float Stocks

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:30 am | by Abbey Polin | No comments

Low float stocks have high volatility making them desirable to some but they can be scary to others because of the lack of available shares. If news breaks and the price falls, there is not a lot of cushioning to[…..]

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How To: Building a Trading Thesis

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 05:44 pm | by Abbey Polin | No comments

What is a Trading Thesis? A thesis is your reason for trading.  Having a thesis helps you determine your entry and exit point. This is like a guide to keep you on track. Having a thesis also allows you to[…..]

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Beginners Guide to Stock Splits

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 04:01 pm | by Abbey Polin | No comments

Traditionally, having to split something is not ideal. That’s typically not the case when it comes to stock splits. According to Investopedia, stock splits are a relatively good thing because it allows companies to increase their shares without inflating the[…..]

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How to Understand Option Alerts

Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:58 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Options are notoriously known for being intimidating to strangers—but they don’t have to be. Before trading options, a good way to get a grasp on them is to start by understanding option alerts.  Not only will this help you understand[…..]