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January Effect

Wed Jan 12, 2022, 08:54 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Investors tend to be a superstitious group. While the January Effect may sound more like the title of an apocalyptic sci-fi movie than an investing theory, it is one that many stock traders have discussed at length. Timing the market[…..]

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What Beta Means When Considering a Stock’s Risk

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 07:27 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

When it comes to picking stocks, everyone knows about alpha. We’re all looking for alpha, or outperformance, when trading or investing in stocks. Alpha is the difference between a stock’s return and the total return of a benchmark index –[…..]

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Limit Order vs. Stop Order: What’s the Difference?

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 09:02 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Getting through the pandemic might not have been possible without food delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats. A food order could be executed immediately with just a few taps on a smartphone. But one of the biggest perks of[…..]

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What Are Inverse ETFs?

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 05:36 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Despite the proclamations of some internet celebrities, stocks don’t always go up. One of the reasons stocks have provided consistent returns is the perpetual threat of a crash or bear market. Without risk, there is no reward and stocks wouldn’t[…..]

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Options Basics: What You Need to Know

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 05:38 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Stock options are the first type of derivative most traders encounter. Unlike actual stocks themselves, options don’t represent an equity stake in a publicly traded company. Options are called derivatives because they derive value from the underlying stock, but they[…..]

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Options Trading With a Small Account

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 03:26 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Options trading has exploded thanks to mobile brokers like Robinhood and Webull. Options are derivatives often used for hedging equity positions or executing complex trades, but retail traders are now using them as lottery tickets on their favorite stocks. While[…..]

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How to Day Trade on Fidelity

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 01:32 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Fidelity Investments is one of the most reputable and renowned brokers on the market with a wide range of trading and wealth management services. Fidelity was one of the first brokers to embrace the internet over 25 years ago and[…..]

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5 Common Breakout Chart Patterns

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:36 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Swing and day traders don’t have long time horizons when it comes to picking stocks. Swing and day trading require different skills and techniques, but the common theme is that stocks aren’t held for very long. Stocks that are held[…..]

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What Are Options Spreads?

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:51 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

The term ‘spread’ can have several different meanings depending on where it is used in the financial industry. A spread is often used to refer to the difference in bid and ask prices on an individual security. If the ask[…..]

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How to Day Trade on TD Ameritrade

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:02 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Brief Overview of Day Trading  Day trading is an investment technique where traders open and close all positions within a single session and hold zero securities overnight. Day traders utilize technical analysis to plot their trades since precise entry and[…..]