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What is Stock Float?

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. However, they are two very different methods. Traders seek short-term profits, while investors look for long-term gains. Each method has its pros and cons,[…..]

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How to Start Trading Stocks in 2020

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 02:52 pm | by Delaney | No comments

For many people, now is a great time to start trading stocks while the market is volatile. Trading stocks might seem intimidating for some, but in this guide, we’ll break it down into easy-to-follow steps. Is Trading Right for You?[…..]

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Guide to Support and Resistance Lines

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 01:24 pm | by Delaney | No comments

One of the most common technical analysis tools is using support and resistance lines. The concept of this is pretty easy to understand, but in practice, is a little bit more complicated than that. In this blog post, we’ll break[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Reverse Stock Splits

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 05:34 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Reverse stock splits are a corporate action that affects stock prices and shares, but keep the market capitalization the same. There are many reasons for this action, and the opposite of another corporate action, stock splits. This blog will breakdown:[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Earnings Season

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:36 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Every quarter, publicly traded companies are required to disclose their earnings with the public and do a live conference call with investors. The bulk of publicly traded companies do this during earnings season— the time period where many companies disclose[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Moving Averages

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:42 pm | by Delaney | No comments

Moving averages (MA) are a very common technical indicator. This tool comes in many forms, such as simple, exponential, and weighted. Additionally, you can use MAs with other indicators to create trade signals. This post will break down what moving[…..]

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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[…..]