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Beginner’s Guide to Pre-Market Trading

Fri May 27, 2022, 08:43 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

The ringing of the bell on Wall Street is a time-honored tradition signifying the beginning and ending of the daily trading session. Now more than 100 years later, the bell ringing has become a bit of a pageant. Instead of[…..]

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How to Trade US Stocks From Canada

Fri May 27, 2022, 02:05 pm | by Alexis Jurcak | No comments

If you’re in Canada, you might be wondering if you can trade the US stock markets. Trading in the U.S. is actually very similar to doing so in Canada, and many people around the world trade in the U.S. stock[…..]

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

Fri May 27, 2022, 01:52 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: Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite.[…..]

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Trading Psychology: Why It’s Important

Fri May 27, 2022, 01:43 pm | by Alexis Jurcak | No comments

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

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What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri May 27, 2022, 01:12 pm | by Charles Munyi | 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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How to Trade Part-Time

Fri May 27, 2022, 01:56 am | by Alexis Jurcak | No comments

You might be a full-time student, a parent who works full-time to support a family, or just someone who has a busy schedule. Maybe you’ve been wondering how you can get some extra income and have seen that day trading[…..]

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What is a Stock Market Correction?

Thu May 26, 2022, 10:54 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

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

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Beginner’s Guide to Stock Order Types

Thu May 26, 2022, 10:00 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

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

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

Thu May 26, 2022, 07:25 pm | by Dan Schmidt | No comments

Who doesn’t love 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[…..]

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Beginner’s Guide to Bid-Ask Spread

Thu May 26, 2022, 07:13 pm | by Charles Munyi | No comments

In the business world, we observe transactions as an agreement with 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[…..]