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May 30, 2016

Using Breakouts and Retracements in Your Trading

Breakouts and retracements are two trading strategies that are widely used with stocks. Both of them have certain conditions in which they work best. In other market environments they should be avoided. Understanding them will give you two more tools in your trading kit. About Breakouts Breakouts...

May 24, 2016

Understanding Momentum and Position Trading

There are as many different strategies for trading stocks as there are days of the month. Two of the more interesting ones are momentum trading and position trading. It makes sense to consider the two trading concepts at the same time as they are related to...

May 19, 2016

Introduction to Fibonacci Retracements

As an investor or a trader, you will no doubt have found it can be difficult to determine the best prices to enter a stock, at what point to take profits, or where to set your stop loss levels. It is critically important as wrong entry...

May 19, 2016

How Stock Trading Has Changed In Recent Years

With any activity in life, you need to know the rules of the game in order to be successful. Investing in the stock market is no exception. It is important for you to understand how stock trading has changed over the last several years so...

May 18, 2016

Trading Preferred Stocks Can Make Sense

If you are tired of the wilder than usual volatility in the markets, there is another way you can still have some exposure to markets and make decent returns without having to suffer eye-watering declines every time the overall market drops a few hundred points....

April 28, 2016

Unusual Investing Theories You Can Learn From

Most investors fall into one of two camps for investing strategy. They either practice fundamental analysis or technical analysis. Some manage to combine the two to try to gain the best advantages of both worlds. Yet there are a number of unusual investing theories investors ascribe...

April 21, 2016

The Significance of Richard Donchian and His Moving Averages

Richard Donchian, the founder of the world's first managed fund once wrote,"“It does not matter if you are trading stocks or soybeans. Trading is trading, and the name of the game is increasing your wealth. A trader's job description is stunningly simple: Do not lose...

April 18, 2016

What is Dow Theory and Why Does It Matter Today?

Origins of Dow Theory Dow Theory has been called the grandfather of stock picking theories. With over a hundred years behind it, it is the oldest major idea for selecting winning stocks. This also makes it the most enduring and long lasting idea in the modern...

February 29, 2016

Why the Darvas Box Trading System Still Works 50 Years Later

Nicolas Darvas developed his still famous method for identifying stock trends using “Darvas Boxes” in the late 1950s.  He made so much money at it over the following years that he wrote a blockbuster book entitled, How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market. This...