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The Nebraskan Gooner Comprehensive Guide to Trading Fundamentals

Nebraskan Gooner (an STP Episode 2 guest) has put together a comprehensive tutorial on the basic fundamentals of trading for beginners interested in entering the markets. Before anyone can become a proficient trader, quite a few core principles need to […]

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03/17/2020

Options Trading 101: How Not to Lose Money

This is a guest contribution by Harvi Sadhra, CEO and Founder of Hashtag Investing. Hashtag Investing is an exclusive community for stock investors to get real-time feedback and discover compelling stocks and strategies any time.

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08/01/2019

How to Balance Trading With Your Day Job

Many trading strategies don’t require a full-time commitment. Unless you’re day trading, there’s no reason to be stuck behind a screen for eight hours per day. Mobile trading, real-time alerts, and advanced order types have made it easy to react […]

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06/24/2019

6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring and Expert Traders

Many book recommendations for traders focus on timeless classics, such as A Random Walk Down Wall Street or Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. While these are timeless classics that are certainly worth reading, traders may want to turn toward more […]

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06/04/2019

What’s the Best Day Trading Platform?

The average active trader underperforms the S&P 500 by 6.5% per year, but day trading is among the most competitive forms of trading. In fact, just one percent of day traders can predictably generate a net profit after fees! Successful […]

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04/25/2019

Should You Sell in May and Go Away?

The arrival of Spring has most of us itching to take a vacation—or as traders say, “sell in May and go away”. Unlike many trading adages, historical data seems to support the theory that stocks underperform in summer. The catch […]

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03/06/2019

Extended-Hours Trading: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Strategies

Imagine that a stock that you’re following reports blow out earnings after the closing bell. Wouldn’t it be nice to purchase the stock before the market opens the next day? Extended-hours trading enables you to make these kinds of trades, […]

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01/16/2019

What Are the Best Stock Screeners?

Update – Since this post was originally published on January 16, 2019, TrendSpider has built and released its own Market Scanner. The TrendSpider Market Scanner is a ground-breaking new scanning and screening tool designed to help traders search the market. […]

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01/08/2019

The January Effect and Other Seasonal Stock Market Patterns

Market technicians use statistics to identify patterns and predict future price movements. While technical indicators are the most popular example of these statistics, technical analysts also examine prices on a longer timeframe to try and identify seasonal stock market patterns. […]

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12/12/2018

Risks and Benefits of Trading on Margin

For any trader, leveraging funds can be crucial to generating the returns they are looking for from investments. Whether trading Forex, Futures or other derivatives, margin accounts are commonplace, offering traders and investors the opportunity of controlling a bigger stake […]

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