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Why you shouldn’t trade stocks with fundamental problems

Why you shouldn’t trade stocks with fundamental problems

Many traders, particularly those who focus on buy-and-hold strategies, rely on the fundamental analysis of a company’s profile to determine what stocks they should buy or sell. Creating a profile of the company, including its cash flow, return on assets, conservative...

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Determining trendlines and setting strike prices

Determining trendlines and setting strike prices

Both the market and individual stock prices move in trends and whether that trend travels upwards (bullish), downwards (bearish), or sideways (channeling), it can be assumed that prices will move in the direction of that trend until that trend ends and the direction...

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Can trading losses teach you more than wins?

Can trading losses teach you more than wins?

Failures are options, after all. It is with your choice of how to deal with failure that you determine your fate. When getting into the world of trading and investment, creating effective risk management strategies and establishing a solid money management system are...

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What is Market Profile and why is it important?

What is Market Profile and why is it important?

In an attempt to determine and evaluate the market value as it developed during the span of a day, and to understand how various market conditions can be assessed using price, time and volume, trader of the Chicago Board of Trade, J. Peter Steidlmayer, devised the...

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The power of Point of Contact and Volume Profiles

The power of Point of Contact and Volume Profiles

No matter what type of asset you decide to trade, a well-founded set of trading strategies and a solid money management system are key ingredients to a consistently profitable trading business. And in order to establish a well-founded strategy, many traders rely on...

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Why Would I Trade Options Over Stocks?

Why Would I Trade Options Over Stocks?

If you are looking to expand your portfolio, then you might consider investing in options. A lot of investors are wary of trading in options, but you can actually generate a consistent income with options if you study the markets and invest carefully. What are...

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The power of compounding when trading options

Trading options is a fantastic way to generate profits. As a trader, you can make money off of trading options both during volatile times as well as when the market is quieter, all while leveraging your investment capital and hedging your risk.  But what if you...

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The 5 advantages of short-term trading versus buy and hold

Deciding to implement a short-term trading strategy or a long-term trading strategy depends highly not only on what your objectives as an investor are, but also on your capital availability, your time commitment, your skills, and even your personality. The truth is,...

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Selling naked calls or puts can be a bad idea. Here’s why.

Selling naked calls or puts can be a bad idea. Here’s why.

Just like with any speculative approach to trading, selling naked calls or puts can have its advantages and disadvantages, but one thing you should know is that a “naked” strategy is as aggressive and high risk as its name implies, with repercussions that could...

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