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Advanced Risk Management Strategies for Day Traders

Advanced Risk Management Strategies for Day Traders

Being a successful trader means more than making a few good trades here and there – it requires having a fundamentally strong idea of how to manage risk. A series of significant losses can quickly negate the profits from hard-earned gains and turn a brokerage account...

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What is a Golden Cross and How Can You Trade Them?

What is a Golden Cross and How Can You Trade Them?

As the name suggests, a golden cross is a good signal for a stock – the golden cross indicates a bullish breakaway may be about to happen. The golden cross is based on changes in the short- and long-term moving averages of a stock and is frequently used by swing...

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How to Trade Cup and Handle Patterns

How to Trade Cup and Handle Patterns

For traders scanning for a stock on the verge of a breakout, one of the signs to find is a classic cup and handle pattern. This pattern takes some time to develop, but is well-liked among traders because it can be defined by specific, measurable price movement...

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Popular Candlestick Reversal Patterns

Popular Candlestick Reversal Patterns

Candlestick charts have become the chart type of choice for traders around the world. They offer a huge amount of versatility in technical analysis while requiring very little price data as inputs and make it easy to visualize key changes in stocks’ trading patterns....

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Choosing a Trading Style: 4 Options and Which is Best For You

Choosing a Trading Style: 4 Options and Which is Best For You

Trading is an activity that is anchored by an individual’s preferred style, a trading style. Just as there are preferred combat styles like strikers or grapplers for mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and then perhaps southpaws (left handed) strikers and Jiu-Jitsu...

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Options vs. Equities: Pros & Cons

Options vs. Equities: Pros & Cons

Options and equities, while both are used to profit from the movement of a stock, have key differences. The main use of options is for hedging already established equities position, while equities are usually used to establish a directional view of a company. For...

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