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How to Read and Apply the ATR Indicator for Stock Trading

How to Read and Apply the ATR Indicator for Stock Trading

The average true range is a technical indicator that measures volatility of a market based on the range and price movement of the market. It is purely derivative of price, unlike something like implied volatility. The indicator was developed by technical analyst...

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What are Clearing Firms and Why Do They Matter?

What are Clearing Firms and Why Do They Matter?

Introduction Clearing firms, also known as clearing corporations or clearing houses, handle the back-end operations behind making securities trades actually happen once a trade is submitted. Essentially, clearing firms make sure that your money and stocks make it to...

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Understanding the “Greeks” in Options Trading

Understanding the “Greeks” in Options Trading

Even for experienced options traders, understanding the relationship between how an option changes in price and how its underlying stock changes price can be difficult. To make prediction easier, traders turn to a set of variables – vega, delta, gamma, theta, and rho...

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Margin Trading for Beginners

Margin Trading for Beginners

What is Margin Trading? Margin trading is trading using money borrowed from your broker. Effectively, it can be thought of as taking out a loan from your broker. Although buying and selling on margin does not provide leverage in and of itself, it can be used as a form...

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How to Read Stock Market Options Chains

How to Read Stock Market Options Chains

Options Trading Stock options are a financial product in which a buyer and seller agree to trade a stock at a set price between the start of the agreement and a set expiration date. In this case, traders are not actually purchasing a stock itself, but rather taking...

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Introduction to Elliot Wave Analysis

Introduction to Elliot Wave Analysis

Back in the 1930’s, accountant Ralph Nelson Elliot discovered something about the stock market – it responds in a repeating pattern to large-scale optimism and pessimism by investors. Elliot spent the following decade building out his theory, describing how the...

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SpeedTrader Adds DBOT Route

SpeedTrader Adds DBOT Route

At SpeedTrader, we're committed to bringing our traders the best tools and resources on the market. We're constantly adding new tools for active traders. Earlier this year, we introduced SpeedTrader Elite and our Short List Search tool. Today, we're excited to...

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What is a Stock Market Correction?

What is a Stock Market Correction?

Everyone celebrates when the market trends consistently upward, but neither bullish nor bearish markets can last forever without a pause. That pause often takes the form of a stock market correction. While corrections may catch many traders off guard and cause a...

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