Trading Strategies

7 Things We Learned From the Stock Market Crash of 2008

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September 29th 2008 was the day when the stock market, as represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points during the day, marking the stock market crash. It was the biggest point drop in any single trading day in the history of the Dow Jones. Stock market crashes, financial bubbles and recessions are nothing new for investors. While1 Read the full article >

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Simplest Approach for How to Make Money Trading Stocks

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Trading stocks is a daunting task and turning a profit trading stocks is even more difficult.  There are literally thousands of books and articles on the web related to trading and the path to riches. Each author has their theories of how best to trade, but how do you make sense of it all.  Well, in this article I will1 Read the full article >

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6 Ways to Effectively Manage an All-in Trade

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In this article, I will be covering 6 steps for managing and preventing traders from taking all-in trades. Before I dig into the details of each step, let us first come to an understanding of what is an “all-in” trade. What is an all-in trade? The way I am framing “all-in” for this article, is where a trader is looking1 Read the full article >

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Day Trade, Swing Trade or Invest in Leveraged ETFs?

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In the true spirit of the Tradingsim blog, we will quickly cover the definition of leveraged ETFs, so we can dive into the details of whether you should day trade, swing trade or invest in leveraged ETFs. Background on Leveraged ETFs What are Leveraged ETFs? Leveraged ETFs are an investment vehicle that provide additional exposure to the base unit price1 Read the full article >

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5 Ways to Identify Blow Off Tops

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In this article I will cover 5 ways to identify that a stock has had a blow off top. Because blow off tops are so violent, it's best to allow the 5 events I will describe in this article to play out before jumping into the stock. At the end of this article you will know how to best manage1 Read the full article >

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5 Reasons Why Not to Overreact to the Death Cross

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The death cross sounds so dramatic.  The death cross is when a short-term moving average crosses to the downside through a long-term moving average.  The most commonly used moving averages when assessing a death cross are the 50-day moving average and the 200-day moving average. After reading the above paragraph, that's pretty much all you will find on the web.  In this1 Read the full article >