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Should Day Traders Care About the Dow Theory?

Alton Hill

Dow Theory is one of the most basic concepts of analyzing the markets from a technical perspective. If one were to take any of the certified courses or exams as a technical analyst, a major portion of the exam covers the concepts of the Dow Theory. Even if one is not interested in taking a course or getting certified, Dow1 Read the full article >

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The 5 Best Volatility ETFs for Day Traders

Alton Hill

Volatility is a topic in the stock markets that never really goes way. In fact volatility can be considered to be the constant regardless of which way the broader markets are moving, or the factors responsible for moving the markets. Investors and traders alike either try and avoid volatility or profit from it and similarly, volatility offers opportunities for traders1 Read the full article >

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Are There Pure Play Day Trades?

Alton Hill

Pure play is a term that one might have come across as part of their active investing strategies. Pure play stocks, as the name suggests are a specific set of companies which are focused on just one industry or product. Such type of companies are typically market leaders in the sector but at the same time, quite volatile as they1 Read the full article >

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5 Challenges of Trading Thinly Traded Stocks

Alton Hill

A thinly traded stock or a low volume stock is often defined a stock that has low trading volume. By way of looking at a stock's market capitalization, thinly traded stocks are ones that are quite likely lower than the small cap stocks. The definition of a thinly traded stock can vary depending on who you ask and is also1 Read the full article >

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Should You Use Daily Charts as a Day Trader?

Alton Hill

As a day trader, the topic of what chart time frame to use in one's trading is something that keeps coming up quite often. There are different answers obviously to this question, depending on who you ask. The concept of day trading is nothing but trading during the day or during the normal or standard business hours without keeping any1 Read the full article >

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How to Fade Blow-off Tops

Alton Hill

A blow-off top is a technical chart pattern that is identified by a very sharp and rapid increase in a security's price including volume which is followed by an equally sharp and rapid pace of decline in price and volume. The sudden spike and then a decline is referred to as a blow-off top or an exhaustion move in prices1 Read the full article >