Volatility

Volatility – How to Find the Most Volatile Stocks & Market Movers Volatility, in a nut shell, is the rate the price of a stock goes up or goes down. The faster a stock is moving (in either direction), the

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Psychological Trading

Stock Market Psychology Stock market psychology is tricky… and can make a fool out of you if you’re not sure what to look for. I wish I knew then what I know now. Am I right? Newer traders certainly have

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Recovering From A Sizable Loss

Drawdown to Recovery – Overcoming Sizable Losses Drawdown – a decline in an investment or fund. Most veteran traders have experienced what they would refer to as a “drawdown” or a “sizable” loss at some point within their career, some have experienced

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The Intraday Stock Market Schedule

Stock Market Times Not Exactly the 9 to 5… Stock market times are important in today’s intraday stock market schedule, as a trader’s day can range from just a few minutes to more than 12 hours. Understanding the “schedule” of

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The Best Brokers for Most Given Situations

Which is the Best Stock Brokerage? So you’re looking for the best stock brokerage for your style… Suretrader vs Interactive Brokers. Interactive Brokers vs Thinkorswim. Thinkorswim vs Etrade. Well, it all depends. Each has their value, as well as their

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Pattern Day Trading Rule

What is the Pattern Day Trading Rule? As a frequent trader, if you make 4 or more day trades in a 5 trading day period, unless your day trading activities are less than 6% of your total trading activity for that time period, you will be

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All About Bid/Ask Spreads

Spread Trading? What is the Spread? Spread trading in general refers to the practice of playing both sides of a trade, which is typically done utilizing the options or futures markets to “hedge” a position, or buy insurance/protection against a

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Long Vs. Short

What is a Short? What is a Long? What is a short you ask? What is a long you ask? Well… for starters, holding a “long” position doesn’t mean that you’ve owned it forever… or even that you intend to

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Stop Loss vs. Stop Limit

Stop Loss vs Stop Limit Some find confusion when it comes to understanding the difference between a stop loss and a stop limit order. Some online brokers offer two options to click on their order screens that say “STOP LIMIT”

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