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How To Build Morning Trading Watchlist

  Failing to prepare is preparing to fail . . . Building a watchlist of tickers that you’re interested in trading for the day is an essential part of a profitable trading process. A watchlist is simply a short-list of stocks that meet or might meet your criteria for a profitable trading setup.  While your […]

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Roth IRA vs 401k

Roth IRA vs 401k – What’s the Difference?

  If you have a 401k at work, you can still have your own Individual Retirement Account. The Roth IRA in particular has several distinct advantages (but disadvantages, too) compared to the workplace plan. Lets compare the Roth IRA vs 401k and see what the differences are. Roth IRA Overview As the name implies, the […]

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rising wedge pattern

How to Trade the Rising Wedge Pattern

One of the most effective setups for profitable trading opportunities is the rising wedge pattern. Wedges form as a stock’s price movements tighten between two sloping trend lines that are drawn like a triangle. Many day traders are probably already familiar with rising wedge patterns (opposite of falling wedge patterns) as they are quite common […]

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How to profit from inflation

How to Profit From Inflation with 4 Quality Assets

  Inflation can be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective. However, knowing how to profit from inflation is a great way to protect your money and even increase your wealth. What is Inflation? Inflation occurs when goods and services rise, making them more expensive relative to the amount of money you make. […]

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Chaikin Oscillator

How to Use the Chaikin Oscillator (CO)

What is Chaikin Oscillator? The Chaikin Oscillator (CO), also called the Chaikin Indicator, is used by traders analyze the strength of a price trend based on trading volume. This oscillator is represented by charts: a divergence between this indicator and the price trend shows that most traders have less faith in the current price trend […]

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Double Bottom Pattern

Double Bottom Pattern Explained for Beginners

  We all like to make fun of the unfulfilled predictions of meteorologists, but perhaps the trading community should hold back its ire since weather prognosticators and day traders employ some similar methods. Like day traders, meteorologists are constantly looking for patterns and signals that imply a change is about to occur. Anyone can look […]

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Bracket Orders

How to Use Bracket Orders the Right Way

  Different order types are among the most boring stock market subjects, mostly the focus of a small sect of high-frequency trading enthusiasts and opponents. But the discussion of stock market orders shouldn’t be about the orders themselves, but framed in a discussion about trade planning. Planning your trades has a significant material effect on […]

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Apple Stock Split

Apple Stock Split Set For August 24th

Apple (AAPL) just announced that the company is performing a 4-for-1 stock split to occur at market close on August 24th, 2020. This means that Apple shareholders will receive four shares for each share they own.  For example, suppose the stock split were to happen today when the stock is trading at about $430. For […]

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Shooting Star Pattern

How to Trade the Shooting Star Pattern

  The shooting star pattern is a reversal candlestick pattern. At its core, the shooting star is a failed breakout or “fake out” pattern. Trading this strategy aims to take advantage of the fact that most breakouts fail, and helps you identify some clues of a breakout with a high probability of failure.  Throughout this […]

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