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How Dividends Affect Stock Prices – A Deeper Look

How Dividends Affect Stock Prices – A Deeper Look

Dividends add value to a stock by offering investors a cash or stock payout simply for holding shares. Dividends are especially popular among long-term value investors since they provide a relatively stable income source, but they can also increase the value of stocks...

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Economic Factors That Can Impact the Stock Market

Economic Factors That Can Impact the Stock Market

Broad economic factors routinely have a jolting influence on the stock market, forcing traders to react both quickly and over time to adjust to new market conditions. Understanding the types of economic factors that affect the market and how they influence it can go a...

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Stock Trading vs. Forex Trading

Stock Trading vs. Forex Trading

Stock trading and foreign exchange, or “forex” trading, are similar in that they depend on taking advantage of constantly changing prices – but that’s where the similarities largely end. Understanding the differences between forex and stock trading can help you to...

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What is a Pump and Dump Scheme?

What is a Pump and Dump Scheme?

Pump and dump schemes are illegal, yet prevalent in today’s digital trading world where anyone can quickly and easily put money into “hot” investments. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of how a pump and dump scheme works, how to spot them, and how to profit...

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Insider Buying and Selling: Everything You Need to Know

Insider Buying and Selling: Everything You Need to Know

What is Insider Buying and Selling? Insider buying and selling occurs whenever someone who is considered to be an insider of a company – an executive, manager, beneficiary who owns more than 10% of the company’s stock, or employee with knowledge of important company...

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Understanding a Stock’s Share Structure

Understanding a Stock’s Share Structure

Many investors don’t look deeply into a company’s share structure before buying stock, but this fundamental organization of shares can affect everything from the price of a share to how prices move with buying and selling action. As a result, intelligent and savvy...

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How to Use Stochastics in Your Day Trading

How to Use Stochastics in Your Day Trading

Introduction to Stochastics The stochastic oscillator was developed in the late 1950s by the trader and technical analyst George Lane. The stochastic oscillator is an indicator similar to the relative strength index (RSI) or moving average convergence divergence...

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5 Ways to Save Money on Trade Commissions

5 Ways to Save Money on Trade Commissions

Trade commissions charged by your brokerage every time you buy and sell stocks can quickly add up and eat into your trading profits. While you may not be able to avoid commissions altogether when trading, it is possible to lower your commissions and improve your...

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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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