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Best Day Trading Strategies for Beginners

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:37 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Thanks to meme stocks like GameStop and AMC, retail day trading is back in style in ways not seen since the Dot Com boom. But while day trading may seem like an enticing path to quick riches, the real thing[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Bid-Ask Spread

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:02 pm | by Caitlin McCormack | No comments

Virtually every transaction has a buyer and seller. The buyer is an individual or institution that wants to buy a security while the seller already owns a security and hopes to turn it into some cash. In the stock market,[…..]

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Large Cap Vs. Small Caps: What’s the Difference?

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:11 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Everyone loves a good underdog story, right? Small cap vs. large cap stocks might seem like a battle of David vs Goliath considering the size of some of the biggest US companies right now, but sometimes being small has its[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Stock Order Types

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 02:36 pm | by Caitlin McCormack | No comments

If you’re still a rookie trader, one whose strategies haven’t grown toward the more sophisticated side of things, your trade entries and exits might need some guidance. You must familiarize with stock order types, but this may not make much[…..]

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What is a Stock Market Correction?

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 01:56 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

As we’ve seen for the last decade, bull markets can run for a very long time. But every now and then a bull market will get too far ahead of itself and a sudden drop in prices may occur. When[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Hedging

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 02:06 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

In 2019, a St. Louis Blues fan named Scott Berry placed a $400 on his team to win the NHL championship at 250/1. At the time, the Blues were in last place and his bet was more of a fun[…..]

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What is After Hours Trading?

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 02:23 pm | by Caitlin McCormack | No comments

Most people adhere to a strict bedtime routine — brush their teeth, lock the doors, and slide between the sheets. But as most of the world starts to wind down, do you also tuck in your outstanding stock market positions[…..]

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What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:05 pm | by Caitlin McCormack | No comments

Your trading day would technically be incomplete without a mention of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the news. And while you’ve often heard reports about the DJIA being down or up by a number of points, these movements won’t[…..]

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Trading Psychology: Why It’s Important

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:18 am | by Alexis Jurcak | No comments

You may be wondering, how does psychology impact my trading success? Well, psychology actually has a lot to do with how you make trading decisions and formulate a trading plan. As a trader, you’re expected to make quick decisions. Sometimes[…..]

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What is the S&P 500 and How Do I Trade It?

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 01:05 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

When your TV is on CNBC or Bloomberg, you’ll almost always see a little box in the lower right-hand corner tracking the daily progress of the big three American indices – the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and[…..]