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Cash vs. Margin Accounts: What’s the Difference?

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 05:32 pm | by Delaney | No comments

When you decide to start trading, one of the first steps is to open your broker account. Once you choose your broker, you are given two choices: cash vs margin accounts.  The account type you open can affect the way[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Opening Gaps

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:24 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Trading opening gaps is a really popular strategy for new day traders. Gaps are easy to spot—but figuring out what type of gap is occurring can help you figure out if this is a stock that could create a great[…..]

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How to Find the Biggest Stock Gainers and Losers

Thu May 28, 2020, 01:47 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Many day traders look for stocks with big price movements—the day’s gainers and losers. These are stocks with big percentage gains. These stocks are a great starting point to explore and find trading opportunities. This blog post will break down[…..]

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Using Volume for Day Trading Stocks

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:41 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Volume is an important indicator for day traders, and it relates to how many shares of a particular stock is traded for a given time period. This helps traders understand how liquid the stock is, which is important for day[…..]

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SEC Filings and What Traders Need to Know

Thu May 14, 2020, 04:40 pm | by Delaney | No comments

The SEC is a regulatory body that protects the securities market and aims to provide transparency between public companies and the public. Companies, investors, or institutions may be required to fill out SEC filings in certain scenarios. There are many[…..]

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What Do Stock Analyst Ratings Mean?

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:34 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Stock analyst ratings aren’t necessarily as simple as you might think. But they don’t have to be hard to understand, either. There are the obvious ratings like buy or sell, but some firms use other phrasing that can make it[…..]

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What Is Stock Volatility?

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:47 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Stock volatility is an inevitable aspect of the stock market. It can just affect a few stocks, a sector, or the overall market. If you’re a day trader, this is likely a huge part of your strategy. This guide will[…..]

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How to Read Candlestick Charts

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 06:41 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Candlestick charts are commonly used in trading because they pack a lot of information in a easy-to-read design. They tell you more information than line charts, and with a single candlestick, you can see the opening, closing, session high and[…..]

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Beginners Guide: Fundamental Analysis

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:38 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Last week, we covered technical analysis, one of the main ways to analyze stocks. This week, we’ll discuss fundamental analysis. While these two methods of stock analyzing are often thought of as direct opposites of each other, many traders use[…..]

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Beginners Guide: Technical Analysis

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 06:28 pm | by Delaney | No comments

There are two main ways to analyze a stock: fundamental and technical analysis.  This week, we’re touching on technical analysis to give you a beginner’s guide on what technical analysis is, the foundations of the analysis, how it differs from[…..]