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Small Cap Stock Trading: What You Need to Know

Small Cap Stock Trading: What You Need to Know

What is a Small Cap Stock? Small cap stocks belong to companies with small to moderate total market values. Small cap stocks have the potential to grow into large companies, and many investors consider them a great value because of their price and growth potential. At...

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Market Recap with Steve Kalayjian – January 4, 2019

Market Recap with Steve Kalayjian – January 4, 2019

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3 Sentiment Indicators to Aid Your Trading

3 Sentiment Indicators to Aid Your Trading

Market sentiment is the general feeling that the “herd” is thinking in the stock market. Contrarian investors seek this out and look to inverse it, while trend following investors look to ride the trend until it shows signs of reversal. If you are currently bullish on...

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What are Market Makers and ECNs?

What are Market Makers and ECNs?

Have you ever wondered where your trade goes when you place a buy or sell order? Although most equity trades take place on centralized exchanges, these exchanges rely on intermediaries to match buyers and sellers and to serve as counterparties for every trade. These...

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Stock Trading Simulators: A Beginner’s Guide

Stock Trading Simulators: A Beginner’s Guide

What is a Stock Trading Simulator? A stock trading simulator is a game-like program, typically online, in which players are given a fake brokerage account with an initial lump of simulated cash and are allowed to place simulated trades. Stock trading simulators...

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Everything You Need to Know about the SEC

Everything You Need to Know about the SEC

What is the SEC? The SEC, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, is the most important regulatory body in stock trading and sets many of the rules on what traders can and cannot do, what financial information companies must disclose, and how stock exchanges...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average: History and Significance

Dow Jones Industrial Average: History and Significance

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a stock market index, a metric that measures the price-weighted performance of a select set of stocks. The DJIA in particular tracks 30 blue-chip stocks that together are some...

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An Introduction to SEC Filings

An Introduction to SEC Filings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the government agency in the US responsible for overseeing and regulating securities markets, including the stock markets. The SEC was created in 1934 to protect investors and has since been tasked with preventing...

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Day Trading for a Living: What You Need to Know

Day Trading for a Living: What You Need to Know

Thanks to online trading, these days nearly anyone can try to make a living by working as a day trader from home. Day trading for a living has a strong appeal for many people since as a day trader you are your own boss. That means you are able to work from home and...

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