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Success Trading: More Basic Terminology for New Traders
One important aspect of trading the markets is to understand how to feel it's overall pulse. In the stock market, this is measured by measuring the movements of selected stocks across various sectors to let us know how the market is doing in general. A gentleman by the name of Dow came up with this concept and today we still use his Dow Index for the purpose of measuring the market's pulse. There are also several others out there, but another popular index of mostly technical stocks is the NASDAQ.
Bull Market - This describes a market where the overall market is rising. Typically, this is measured by the NASDAQ and the Dow Indexes. Experts recommend that you only buy during Bull Markets because the odds are much more in your favor - this is true, but keep in mind there are plenty of stocks that plummet during Bull Markets too.
Bear Market - This describes a market where the overall market is dropping. As with Bull Markets, again we measured this by the NASDAQ and the Dow Indexes. Experts recommend that you only sell short during Bear Markets because the odds are much more in your favor - this is true, but keep in mind there are plenty of stocks that rise during Bear Markets too.
The important thing about using indexes to help your trading was mentioned earlier. During Bull Markets, you can expect 65% or more of all stocks to be rising - so if you look to buy during Bull Markets, the odds are very much in your favor. Of course, the opposite is true with the Bear Markets. Another characteristic of these two markets is that Bull Markets generally last 2-3 years, while Bear Markets last only 1-1 ฝ years. So it's a very good idea for new traders to get in the habit following the indexes early in their learning. This will give you a tremendous advantage.
Chuck Cox is a Technical Writer and Industrial Scientist by professional with a background in statistics. He has used mathematical and statistical methods to invest and trade in the stock, futures, and options markets. Chuck has owned various businesses and presently operates several websites. To investigate a new business idea, visit his website, http://www.earncashathometoday.com/trading-stocks.htm
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Trading Expert Discovers Ways To Beat Stock Market Odds With Money Management
The first point to mastering money management is that you have to understand when you're trading on the stock market is that you are playing the odds - but unlike many forms of gambling, you can make money. The key to making this money is to respect the risk that is part of the market, and manage it.
Critical Investors Business Daily Responsibilities - If not Followed Could Cost You Millions!
When thinking about the investors business daily responsibilities in today’s market environment, the best remedy for this situation is for you to get more involved in your own investing decisions.The problem is that most individual investors do not have the knowledge, resources, or time to spend doing their own research, stock selection, execution, and position management.
The Convertible Craze Brightens The Future Of Equities
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Forex Trading Best Practices
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Reasons For Joining An Investment Club
Whether you're a novice investor or an experienced stock picker an investment club may be beneficial to growing your investment portfolio. This article explains what an investment club is, why you should have an investment program and finally why you should join an investment club.
Retirement - Its Sooner Than You Think!! (Honestly)
Many people hear "retirement" and think- what? 401K? Roth vs. Traditional IRA? Stocks, bonds, mutual funds? Do they?Or do many people put money away according to the suggested amount and then simply hope that when retirement comes all will work out?One report I read estimated that 66 million Americans have put away a Whopping $0 towards retirement.
The Arrow-Debreu Contingent Claims Model of Investment
Throughout the discussion of speculation and stability, we emphasized that uncertainty theorists now have a generally accepted framework for modeling choice under uncertainty. Economic theorists have chosen to model uncertainty as the revelation of a state of the world.
Bad News - Why The Financial News Media Can Cost You Money!
The communication innovations we have around us today like the internet, financial newspapers, and special interest television channels focused on investing like CNBC are a high speed pipeline of nonsensical chatter. All these sources of information mean that there is no shortage of media people trying to answer our questions about the stock market and specific stocks.
Invest or be Pink Slipped
Firing an employee seems to be easier and easier for corporations. Up until now you allowed them to set your clocks.
College Savings Plans - Are They The Best Choice For My Child?
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Investing As A Sport?
I said last week that money doesn't generally buy happiness, but the lack of it can buy absolute misery. This, by the way, is not just my personal observation.
How to Terror-Proof Your Money
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The stock market fell sharply Thu and Fri before and after the employment reports Fri morning. The Nonfarm Payrolls report showed 207,000 net jobs were added in July, which were 27,000 more than the market expected.
DXPortfolio: A Great Passive Investment of 25% to $40% per month
First, I need to explain about e-currencies or digital currencies. DXPortfolio are based and supported by the supply and demand of e-currency.
Day Traders and Swing Traders and Options? Maybe!
Typical day traders and swing traders look for stocks with quick,short term movements, and are not in the business of holdingpositions overnight let alone a week or two. So the use ofoptions has not usually been a component of their tradingstrategies.
When Its Too Late to Save for Retirement
You are 55 years old (or somewhere aroundthere) and your company is going to force you toretire at 65. You have $35,000 saved in your401K and that's all.
Introduction To FOREX
The Foreign Exchange Market, better known as FOREX, is a worldwide market for buying and selling currencies. It handles a huge volume of transactions 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Expand Your Pool of Investors for Your Company
If you own a company that sells complicated products and you want more investors, consider having topics on your web site that discuss the background needed to understand your products and your company. For example, if your company specializes in producing and researching monoclonal antibodies, post articles discussing exactly what monoclonal antibodies are, how they are produced and what research your company is engaged in.
Advice for International Investors on How to Safeguard Their Profits
What are the risks?Today, investors are increasingly turning to global markets to find opportunities for profit, giving urgency to the issue of protecting returns from foreign exchange risk. While there are many excellent investment opportunities to be found all over the world, volatility in the currency markets can and does affect the profitability of these investments.
Asset Allocation: Critical to Your Investment Success
Asset allocation is a critical component of investing success. Both research and academic studies show asset allocation to be single most significant factor in determining your financial goals.
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