Choose Your Weapon and Choose Carefully – Trading Among the Various Asset Classes
With so many different securities to choose from, investors have a vast array of options with which to trade and boost their portfolios’ returns. But with so many choices, how is an investor to decide? The next part of that question is figuring out if it’s even prudent to limit yourself to just one asset class.No Such Thing As a Free Lunch – Fees Are a Fact of Life in Trading
There are very few certainties in life. We all know the old adage about death and taxes being among life’s only guarantees. Add to that list the fact that brokers are in business to make money for themselves, not you.Options 101 – Another Leveraged Tool to Make Big Profits
Interest in options trading has grown considerably in popularity in recent years. If done properly, options trading can put the trader in a position to make some massive gains without the risks that are present in other markets. For too long, investors associated options with risk and danger, and while some options strategies are accurately described by those two adjectives, the more basic options trades that beginners should focus on are not. In fact, options trading is the most cost-efficient way to control large amounts of stocks or other underlying assets without lots of risk. We’re going to show you some of the basic strategies that you can use to do just that.
Unbeknownst to many investors is the fact that are multiple order types when it comes to buying and selling securities. There is a dizzying array of ways to get into or out of a trade and knowing the difference between these orders and how to apply them can not only save you some money, but make you some as well. We’re going to take a look at three of the more basic order types and define them for you.Why is it Important to Keep an Eye on a Stock’s Moving Average?
A ‘moving’ average (MA) is the average closing price of a certain stock (or index) over the last ‘X’ days. For instance, if a stock closed at $21 on Tuesday, at $25 on Wednesday, and at $28 on Thursday, its 3-day MA would be $24.66 (the sum of $21, $25, and $28, divided by 3 days).