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What Is Paper Trading and Why Traders Use It

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:31 pm | by Delaney | No comments

If you’re new to trading, you might have heard about paper trading. It’s not necessarily done on paper anymore, but used in a simulation, usually offered by a broker or market-related company. This blog post will break down paper trading,[…..]

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What is Stock Float and Why is it Important?

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 02:42 pm | by Delaney | No comments

In order to trade stocks, there need to be shares available in order to execute a trade. That’s where float comes in. Stock float determines how many shares are available for the general public to trade and invest in. Some[…..]

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How to Build a Watchlist for Trading

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 02:45 pm | by Delaney | No comments

While the market open at 9:30 AM eastern time, that doesn’t mean you should roll out of bed get started right before it opens. Successful trading requires research and planning during the pre-market hours before making the trade. This guide[…..]

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Trading Stocks vs. Investing: What’s the Difference?

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:44 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Trading and investing in stocks are two different approaches to profiting from using the stock market. While some use the terms interchangeably, they are two very different methods. Traders seek short-term profits, while investors look for long-term gains. Each method[…..]