Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Know Your Options Educational Series

The Structure of Options Trades

While options can be traded by themselves, investors often use them in conjunction with other securities. So before going further, let's consider the four basic ways that options trades are structured.
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Psychology 101: Thinking for Success

By now you probably know that nothing's obvious in the stock market. Few investors are consistently profitable because price movements are often counterintuitive. If you want to make money, the first step...
Know Your Options: What Earnings Mean for Volatility

Know Your Options: What Earnings Mean for Volatility

One of the most predictable trends in the market is that implied volatility rises before big events. But do you know what this means and how to trade it? Here are the...
A Big Change Has Come to the Futures Market

A Big Change Has Come to the Futures Market

Last week was dramatic for stocks but there was also big news in the futures market. Micro contracts, requiring barely one-tenth the capital of traditional futures, began trading on...

WTI Crude Oil: Futures Contract of the Week

When people think about "commodities," few items spring to mind faster than crude oil. Let's consider a major way to trade it: Nymex WTI crude oil futures. These contracts track the oil most commonly produced...

This Tool Keeps You on Top of the Market with VWAP

Market pros use VWAP. Do you? We're talking about the volume-weighted average price. Institutional traders have used it for a long time to know where they stand versus everyone else in the market. Unlike a simple...
Double-Dose of Good News for Economy as 2019 Begins

TradeStation’s Charts Just Got Even Better

TradeStation's awesome charting just got better. The platform already lets you run dozens of studies, automate strategies and place orders directly from the price bars. Now its latest update includes powerful dragging functionality let clients...

Futures Trading Coach: This Is How Low Crude Oil May Fall

Bearish technicals and fundamentals could spell more downside for oil. That's the view from John Hoagland at TopstepTrader. Crude-oil futures (@CL) may extend their recent slide to about...
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Diversifying with ETFs and Beta

Diversification, or spreading risk between different assets, is a key concept in the world of investing. This practice can help manage volatility because not all stocks move the...
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A Stock Trader’s Guide to Effectively Placing Stop Losses

Risk management is by far the most important component in any trading system. While stock selection is important, risk management is the key to longevity in the market. All...
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