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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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What Are Fractional Shares?

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:32 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

In southern New Jersey, a battle heats up every summer on the boardwalk in Wildwood. It’s not a battle over politics or sports, but something far more relatable and crucial to everyday life – pizza. The battle is Sam’s vs[…..]

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Guide to Stock Charts

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 05:24 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Stock charts used to only be found in financial media and on your broker’s research page, but now it’s difficult to open social media and not see some kind of stock chart. Whether it’s equities, bonds, commodities, or now even[…..]

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Webull vs. Robinhood: What’s the Difference?

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 05:36 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

More millennial traders are turning to online brokerage apps to invest in stocks. In addition, trading through online platforms is cheaper since you don’t have to pay commission fees. Webull and Robinhood are two of the most popular brokers and[…..]

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What is Arbitrage?

Mon May 17, 2021, 06:31 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

When I was in grade school, I used to know the favorite Starburst flavors of all my friends. I was the oddball who liked the lemon Starbursts while most of my classmates preferred cherry or orange. Of course, the trick[…..]

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What is Buying the Dip?

Fri May 14, 2021, 04:20 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

A large part of succeeding as a trader involves knowing when to buy or sell an asset. The general assumption is that you should buy cheap and sell high. However, that is not always the case.  The reality is that[…..]

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Why Do Stock Prices Change?

Fri May 7, 2021, 03:58 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

The stock market is one of the most accessible trading platforms in the U.S. An estimated 53% of adults in the U.S have money in the stock market. There are three significant ways to make money in the stock market. […..]

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What Are the Stock Sectors?

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:39 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

The stock market is enormous. Over 5,000 different stocks are traded daily in the US alone and trillions of dollars shift hands with little to no friction. Such a vast market is nearly impossible to grasp on the individual level,[…..]

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How to Pick a Trading Style

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:46 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

A lot has changed in the trading industry. Gone are the days when trading was a preserve for professional brokers. Today, all you need to trade is reliable internet and a computer or mobile device. According to a study by[…..]