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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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The Most Common SEC Filings And What They Mean

The Most Common SEC Filings And What They Mean

What is an SEC Filing? The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires a number of forms and financial statements to be filed from public companies, insiders and broker-dealers. Each SEC filing is accompanied with specific instructions and...

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5 Ways To Find Stocks To Trade

5 Ways To Find Stocks To Trade

A trader takes on many roles throughout the day. The role of a trader is to sift through large amounts of data to identify a high probability trade, devise a game plan, execute, monitor and manage the trade. The preparation process is the most critical part....

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7 Things Short Sellers Should Be Aware Of

7 Things Short Sellers Should Be Aware Of

What is Short Selling? Generally, the purpose of buying a stock is to profit from price appreciation. This involves buying a stock long and selling the stock at a higher price to pocket a profit. The profit is generated from rising stock prices. On the flip-side,...

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10 Basic Rules For Smarter Day Trading

10 Basic Rules For Smarter Day Trading

Day trading involves so many focuses and skill sets that it can be overwhelming at times to stay efficient and focused. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, these 10 basic rules can help keep you on track for smarter day trading. 1) Do Your Homework...

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