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What Are Options Spreads?

Fri May 20, 2022, 02:23 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

The term ‘spread’ can have several different interpretations depending on where it is used in the financial space. 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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Options Basics: What You Need to Know

Thu May 19, 2022, 06:29 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

If you’re a veteran investor or new to the market, stock options are definitely something you’ve heard of. It’s the first type of derivative most traders encounter. Unlike actual stocks themselves, options don’t represent an equity stake in a publicly[…..]

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What Are Inverse ETFs?

Thu May 19, 2022, 06:02 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Despite the proclamations and influence of some internet celebrities, stocks don’t always go up. One of the reasons stocks have provided consistent returns is the perpetual threat of a crash or bear market. If stocks never faced rough patches, there[…..]

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Limit Order vs. Stop Order: What’s the Difference?

Thu May 19, 2022, 05:41 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

If the pandemic and lockdowns are still fresh in your mind, then you might remember the popularity that food delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats had. A food order could be executed immediately with just a few taps on[…..]

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What Beta Means When Considering a Stock’s Risk

Thu May 19, 2022, 05:34 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

When it comes to picking stocks, everyone knows about alpha. Whether you were aware of it or not, we’re all looking for alpha, or outperformance, when trading or investing in stocks. Alpha is the difference between a stock’s return and[…..]

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What You Need To Know About Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Thu May 19, 2022, 05:33 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

You know you’ve reached mainstream consciousness when South Park roasts you and NFTs have definitely reached that point. There was even an (unsubstantiated) rumor that the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT project would have a presence during the Super Bowl[…..]

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January Effect

Thu May 19, 2022, 05:30 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Investors tend to be a superstitious group. While the January Effect may sound more like the title of an apocalyptic sci-fi movie than an investing theory, it is one that many stock traders have discussed at length. Timing the market[…..]

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5 Common Breakout Chart Patterns

Thu May 19, 2022, 05:20 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Day and swing traders don’t have long time horizons when it comes to picking stocks. In order to have a better idea of stock movement, many traders look for breakout chart patterns. Swing and day trading require different skills and[…..]

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How To Day Trade Without $25K

Thu May 19, 2022, 04:40 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

Have you ever gotten the pattern day trader alert? Infringing the PDT rule is easier than you may think, particularly during instances of high market volatility. Don’t be a victim of this too. The stock market is regulated, and therefore[…..]