Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stocks Cling to Gains After Volatility Shock

Stocks are trying to hold their ground after a brutal volatility shock earlier this month. The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent between Friday, October 12, and Friday, October 19 -- its first gain...
Know Your Options Educational Series

The Basics of Options

Options are an increasingly important tool for retail investors. They can either replace trading shares, or make it easier to position yourself in stocks. Let's consider the first things you need to...

Potential Support Zone at Play in Tech Giant

America's biggest stock has taken a beating this month, but now some key support come into play. Apple (AAPL) is down 15 percent since the end of October. It started falling after CEO Tim Cook...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

Size Matters: How Much Capital Should You Risk?

Most traders focus on entering and exiting trades. But are you allocating the correct amount of capital to positions? This post will discuss the underappreciated science of trade sizing.

Can This Tech Giant Hold Support?

Big Tech has seen its share of volatility in the last week. Now as the waves of panic recede, a value opportunity may have washed up on the beach. Take a look at Alphabet (GOOGL)....
Deja Vu for the Bulls? These Two S&P 500 Charts Look Almost Identical

Deja Vu for the Bulls? These Two S&P 500 Charts Look Very Similar

The S&P 500 flew to new highs last week, and its technical patterns strongly resemble an earlier breakout. First, consider this TradeStation chart study of the index in late...
TradeStation Deepens TradingView Ties With Matrix Functionality

TradeStation Deepens TradingView Ties With Matrix Functionality

TradeStation's integration with TradingView just deepened thanks to a big technology upgrade. Clients linking their brokerage accounts to the popular web-based charting service can now get Level 2 quotes...
Bull in ring

Bulls Regain Footing Above Key Level

Stocks rebounded last week as the bulls regained their footing at a key level. The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, September 7, and Friday, September 14. It was the biggest weekly gain in...
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A New Year’s Resolution for All Traders: Hold Yourself Accountable

Some people won't tolerate failure when they're a customer or dealing with employees. But they're quick to cut themselves slack when it comes to their own trading mistakes. That's why one of...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

How Much Can You Lose on a Single Trade?

The basic definition of risk has two parts: The likelihood of suffering a loss. The magnitude of that loss. Traders often overemphasize No. 1,...
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