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Selling Calls and Put Options

Selling Calls and Put Options For Premium

Introduction to Options Every options contract has two sides–the buyer and the writer. You’re likely familiar with how buying an option works. You buy the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell a stock by a specified date, at a specified price. But someone has to sell that right, and that’s the option […]

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National Best Bid and Offer

National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO)

What is the National Best Bid and Offer The Code of Federal Regulations defines the National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO) as:  “National best bid and national best offer means, with respect to quotations for an NMS Security, the best bid and best offer for such security that are calculated and disseminated on a current […]

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Coinbase IPO

Coinbase IPO Preview

  Coinbase, the leading cryptocurrency exchange, confidentially filed for an IPO in December. If you don’t know what Coinbase is, it’s the most popular place for retail traders and investors to buy mainstream cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The process is meant to be as easy as possible, and Coinbase’s high fees reflect that.  The […]

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Stock order types

Stock Order Types Essential Guide

  When trading stocks on a brokerage platform, there are a variety of stock order types you can use. Some order types are executed immediately, while others can only be executed at a specific price or time. It is therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the most popular types of stock orders and how […]

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Iceberg Order Defined For Beginners

  An iceberg order is an order type that allows you to conceal the true size of your order. These orders are increasingly common in today’s market as almost everyone has access to them. The idea is that instead of displaying your entire order (which might have a significant market impact), you display a comparatively […]

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immediate or cancel order

Immediate-or-Cancel (IOC) Order Explained

  The immediate or cancel order is an order type with instructions to fill the order immediately and any part that isn’t will be canceled. Immediate-or-cancel orders instruct your broker to fill your order immediately or cancel the order. It’s a liquidity-removing order duration preference similar to the “fill-or-kill order,” the only difference being that […]

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Market On Close Order

Market On Close Order (MOC) Explained

  You ever wonder why there are giant spikes of volume during the last minute of trading but little price change? That’s the closing auction and is the period of highest liquidity during the stock market session mainly because of the market on closer order. It’s where most investment funds, end-of-day algorithmic traders, and index […]

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Macroeconomic Indicators

3 Macroeconomic Indicators Worth Investigating

Macroeconomic indicators give you a big picture on the health of the economy, but why is that important and how can you use them? Below we’ll look at some peculiar macroeconomic indicators in different industries that help gauge market strengths and weaknesses. The Texas Ratio The Texas Ratio is a quick and dirty accounting ratio […]

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