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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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Understanding Stock Borrows

Understanding Stock Borrows

Introduction to Stock Borrows Stock borrows are the acts in which a brokerage loans out shares of a stock to an investor. Most often, traders borrow stocks in order to sell them short, buying additional shares at a lower price to return the borrowed stock. Just as in...

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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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