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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

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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The History of Short Selling and Regulations

The History of Short Selling and Regulations

What is Short Selling? Short selling is essentially the opposite of purchasing a stock and allows traders to profit when the stock price drops. Rather than directly buying a stock, short sellers borrow a stock from their broker and then immediately sell the borrowed...

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Ticker Tocker and SpeedTrader: Interview With Steve Kalayjian

Ticker Tocker and SpeedTrader: Interview With Steve Kalayjian

https://youtu.be/OBXReYl6F84 This webinar is presented by Mint Global Markets, Inc. (“Mint Global”), a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC. This webinar is offered for informational and educational purposes only. The guest speakers are not employed by,...

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Be UNCommon: A Discussion With SpeedTrader and Trade Ideas

Be UNCommon: A Discussion With SpeedTrader and Trade Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmS1WSHfoBg This webinar is presented by Mint Global Markets, Inc. (“Mint Global”), a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC. This webinar is offered for informational and educational purposes only. The guest speakers are not...

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How Stock Traders Can Avoid Overpaying on Taxes

How Stock Traders Can Avoid Overpaying on Taxes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP6X8ncT3WI This webinar is presented by Mint Global Markets, Inc. (“Mint Global”), a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC. This webinar is offered for informational and educational purposes only. The guest speakers are not...

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