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What is Swing Trading?

What is Swing Trading?

Swing trading is a style of trading that holds an open position(s) at least overnight and up to several days or even several weeks. It can combine both the technical analysis aspect of day trading and the fundamental research aspect of investing. Swing trading still...

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9 Ways To Use Your Trading Software More Efficiently

9 Ways To Use Your Trading Software More Efficiently

Trading software is the most important tool for any trader. Your trading platform should be configured in a manner to provide the most efficiency for analyzing, scanning, monitoring and executing trades. Most direct access trading software can be configured with...

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Find Stocks to Trade With Stock Scanners (8 Examples)

Find Stocks to Trade With Stock Scanners (8 Examples)

Stock scanners are great tools to help spot opportunities throughout the day. However, these tools can be detrimental if not used properly. It’s easy to spread yourself too thin and jump into any stock that pops up on the scanner. Remember, scanners are just filters...

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Introduction to Trade Halts, Suspensions and De-listing

Introduction to Trade Halts, Suspensions and De-listing

Trading Halt One of the most frustrating events that can trigger during the day is a trading halt. A trading halt is implemented by the stock exchange, which pauses all trading in the security for a certain period of time. The length of time depends on the...

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Order Routing And How It Affects Your Trading

Order Routing And How It Affects Your Trading

As traders, we are often focused on finding good setups and placing trades accordingly. Many traders don’t put too much thought into what happens after they press the “Buy” or “Sell” button. That said, order routing can have an impact on your executions speed, fills,...

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What are Hot Keys for Trading and How Can You Use Them?

What are Hot Keys for Trading and How Can You Use Them?

What are Hot Keys? Hot keys are shortcuts that execute a pre-selected task or series of tasks at the press of a single or combination keystroke. Whereas it may take a few mouse clicks and/or additional inputs to perform the task, a hot key can be easily configured to...

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Things to Look for When Analyzing Your Trades

Things to Look for When Analyzing Your Trades

The Importance of Analyzing Your Trades In the machine learning market environment, trading algorithms are improving daily. Traders must constantly analyze their trades in order to stay ahead of the machines. Introspection and genuflection should be administered in an...

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How To Create Better Stock Watch Lists

How To Create Better Stock Watch Lists

What is the Purpose of a Watch List? A watch list is a filtered selection of stocks to focus on during the trading day. Focus is the key word. The purpose of a watch list is to ready the trader so he can react quickly if and when a trade signal triggers. Stocks can...

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