Introduction to ETF Trading

Introduction to ETF Trading

What is an ETF? An exchange-traded-fund (ETF) is a tradable security that tracks/mirrors the performance of a specific stock market index, sector, industry or group. ETFs are usually listed on the NYSEARCA or AMEX exchange and traded through specialists, market makers...
Introduction to Options Trading

Introduction to Options Trading

What Are Options? Options are contracts that give the holder the right, not obligation, to buy or sell a stock (or any underlying financial instrument) at a pre-determined price (strike price) up to a pre-determined date (expiration date). In essence, the options...
Trading Penny Stocks: Everything You Need to Know

Trading Penny Stocks: Everything You Need to Know

What is a Penny Stock? Penny stocks are a general term used to categorize stocks that are priced from $5 to less than $0.01 per share. They are also referred to as micro-caps, bulletin board and pink sheet stocks and trade on the NASDAQ, OTCBB and Pink Sheets. These...
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...
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...