Investment Articles

How Trading Commission Can Kill Profits

As the number of online brokerages continues to increase at a steady pace and the competition gets fiercer, traders are often targeted with offers ranging from "commission free trading" to "as low as $4,99" brokerage fee advertisements. For traders who are starting with a low capital, brokerage fee plays an important role. At the same time, traders who have been1 Read the full article >

Investment Articles

How to Use Treasury ETFs to offset a Bear Market

Bonds and U.S. Treasuries are a unique asset class that finds its way into an investor's portfolio in most of the cases. Widely known as a good diversification, bonds often come to the rescue of one's portfolio when the stock markets go downhill. Unless one follows a very aggressive investing strategy, bonds which are slower to move in comparison to1 Read the full article >

Investment Articles

The Power of Compound Returns

Compound returns or compounding is probably one of the most powerful concepts in the world of financial investing. Compounding is often dubbed as the eighth wonder of the world, at least as far as the investment world is concerned. Compound interest as it is called mathematically is deceptively simple, to the point that Albert Einstein called it the greatest discovery1 Read the full article >

Day Trading Strategies

How to Day Trade Using the ARMS Index

Arms Index is a volume based technical indicator used by technical analysts for forecasting price. The indicator is a useful tool designed to trade stocks. The Arms Index was developed by Richard Arms in the 1960’s but it also commonly referred to as the TRIN, which stands for Trading Index. The TRIN or Arms index determines the strength of the1 Read the full article >

Indicators

5 Key Differences between Semi-Log versus Linear Scaling

Price scaling is the concept of determining how to show or display price along the y-axis of the price chart. Every stock chart, as one might know comprises of two axes, the x-axis which is typically used to plot time and the y-axis which is used to plot the price values. Simple as it may sound, price scaling deals with1 Read the full article >

Indicators

Leading vs. Lagging Indicators – Who is the Clear Winner

Technical indicators form an essential element to day trading and are valuable tools for day traders as well as prop trading firms. In fact, without the use of technical indicators, more than half the automated trading strategies or algorithmic trading would not exist. While there is always a debate between technical analysis and fundamental analysis and thus by extension, technical1 Read the full article >

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