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ECN Fees

ECN Fees and How They Can Affect Your Profits

  Technological advances have made it possible for day traders to trade the financial markets efficiently and securely, much like the big financial institutions. The electronic communications network (ECN), sometimes also referred to as alternative trading system (ATS), is one such facility, a computerized system that matches buy and sell orders for market securities. ECNs are […]

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LIFO vs FIFO: Which is Better for Day Traders?

  For day traders, both profitable and unprofitable, tax concerns are one of the most criminally overlooked issues. Why? Because aside from trading itself, taxes have the most material impact on your profits than anything else.  FIFO (first-in, first-out) and LIFO (last-in, first-out) are inventory accounting concepts. Your local grocery store probably utilizes FIFO to […]

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Smart Money Index

Smart Money Index: What It Is and How It Works

  Stock market indicators play an important part in the overall analysis of the market. Indicators are a reflection of traders’ moods. If the sentiment is positive, indicators will be buoyant. On the other hand, a lag reflects a dampened sentiment. These sentiments can also help you get an idea of the economy to some […]

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Tradespoon Review

Tradespoon Review 2021: What We Like and Dislike

In this TradeSpoon review we dive deep into their offerings, what we like and dislike and how it compares to other companies. Brief Overview Tradespoon is an online security research platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to find trades. It is the creation of Vlad Karpel, who was in charge of technology at […]

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Special Purpose Acquisition Company

What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)?

  A special purpose acquisition company, or a SPAC, is a publicly traded shell company that raises collective investment funds through an initial public offering (IPO) in the form of a blind pool. Also called “blank check companies,” SPACs are formed strictly to raise funds through an IPO in order to acquire private companies. The […]

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Price Discovery Explained For Beginners

  What is Price Discovery Price discovery is the process where buyers and sellers determine where a transaction can take place based on supply and demand. This evaluation process uses the economic concept of supply and demand to find a price where a buyer and a seller agree to trade. The supply and demand for […]

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How to Trade IPO Stocks

How to Trade IPO Stocks: A Primer For Beginners

  Hot IPOs are becoming rarer in the late stages of this post-GFC bull market cycle. The primary reason for that is that private market financing allows early-stage firms to remain private longer.  This trend is turning around, starting with the IPO of cloud data platform Snowflake (SNOW) in September, with several other hot upcoming […]

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