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6 Ways to Maximize Your Trading Results

6 Ways to Maximize Your Trading Results

What Is An Efficient Day Trader? Efficiency can be defined as accomplishing tasks with the least amount of time and energy (i.e. working smarter, not harder). In day trading, efficiency means less wasted trades, less unnecessary risk while generating more consistent...

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The Significance of Broader Markets and Industry Trends

The Significance of Broader Markets and Industry Trends

What is a Broader Market? The broader market is a term used to describe the performance of a larger subset of the stock market to get a snapshot of overall performance. Usually, they are segmented into indices that include the largest and most widely held stocks on...

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Using Stock Market Statistics to Quickly Analyze a Company

Using Stock Market Statistics to Quickly Analyze a Company

Fundamental Ratios on the Fly While intra-day traders tend to concentrate on technical analysis, the visual interpretation of price action, long-term investors tend to focus on fundamental analysis, the interpretation of the underlying business. Both types of analysis...

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7 Popular Stock Chart Patterns and How to Trade Them

7 Popular Stock Chart Patterns and How to Trade Them

What Is A Stock Chart Pattern? Charts are used to visually illustrate the price action of an underlying stock (or any financial trading instrument). When price action repeats itself consistently, it can form an almost predictive pattern based on history. This is...

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Choosing Between Per-Trade and Per-Share Pricing

Choosing Between Per-Trade and Per-Share Pricing

Introduction Commissions are a fixed cost of business when it comes to trading the markets. They are fees paid to the brokerage to execute your trade orders. Commissions can vary between brokers but they usually fall into one of two types of structures; per-trade or...

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How to Use Bollinger Bands

How to Use Bollinger Bands

What is Technical Analysis? Technical analysis is a method of research that focuses specifically on only the price action of a stock or any other financial trading instrument or indices. By plotting the trades on a chart, traders are able to form a visual...

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What is Swing Trading?

What is Swing Trading?

Swing trading is a style of trading that holds an open position(s) at least overnight and up to several days or even several weeks. It can combine both the technical analysis aspect of day trading and the fundamental research aspect of investing. Swing trading still...

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9 Ways To Use Your Trading Software More Efficiently

9 Ways To Use Your Trading Software More Efficiently

Trading software is the most important tool for any trader. Your trading platform should be configured in a manner to provide the most efficiency for analyzing, scanning, monitoring and executing trades. Most direct access trading software can be configured with...

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Find Stocks to Trade With Stock Scanners (8 Examples)

Find Stocks to Trade With Stock Scanners (8 Examples)

Stock scanners are great tools to help spot opportunities throughout the day. However, these tools can be detrimental if not used properly. It’s easy to spread yourself too thin and jump into any stock that pops up on the scanner. Remember, scanners are just filters...

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