Why Day Trading?

“Because it’s there!” What has come to be known as day trading is new, and many are lured by it. Of course, day trading is as old as the first market, but it has generally been the preserve of professionals. Now one finds traders of all degrees of experience at innumerable trading houses hunched over … Read more

Investment Preparation Checklist

Ready to take the leap into the World of Investing? Before doing so, here is a ten-item investor checklist that will help you in the planning stages before simply jumping right into stock market trading or investing. Consider these points carefully within the framework of who you are and what you want to accomplish as … Read more

Investment Gambling

Once you have a sense of the money you can spare for investing, you’ll need to decide just how much risk to take with those funds. Unfortunately, all too often people skip this step and don’t follow proper investment advice. They think of investing money like gambling money. Once they decide how much they’re willing to play … Read more

What is the FOREX?

The Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market is a cash (or “spot”) interbank market established in 1971 when floating exchange rates began to materialize. This market is the arena in which the currency of one country is exchanged for those of another and where settlements for international business are made. FOREX = FOReign EXchange You can trade … Read more

The Use of Stop Orders

Any trader, no matter how good  their discipline is, should be using stop  orders.  It will definitely help you  act in your own best interest more often than not. Whenever initiating a position, always  make sure to have a stop order in to protect yourself.  All off-the-floor traders should also use stop orders to protect … Read more

3 Beginner Investor Tips

You need to know some unforgettable investment basics before you enter the world of investing in stocks. The stock market is a field dominated by savvy stock market investors who know the ins-and-outs of the market. For people who are not ‘on the inside’, the stock market can be a very intimidating and dangerous place. … Read more

Saving vs Investing

Saving and investing are two unique concepts, and it’s important to understand the difference between them and the need for each. In simple economies, there is little distinction between savings vs investments. One saves by reducing present consumption, while he invests in the hope of increasing future consumption. Therefore, a fisherman who spares a fish … Read more

XLS Stock Spam

In the beginning stock spam was just simple text. Shortly after, email spam filters adapted to block that. Then spammers started to use html. Again, spam filters adapted to block that. Then spammers started to use images. Spam filters adapted to block that. Then spammers started to use PDF attachments. Spam filters are adapting for … Read more

Start Ignoring Analyst Opinions

Analysts are employed by brokerage houses. Their job is to analyze stocks and advise brokerage house clients and/or the public whether given stocks are worth buying, selling, or holding. Although many analysts are competent, honest, and care about investors, the sad truth is that a handful of dishonest analysts have placed the entire profession and … Read more

Top 3 Successful Investing Factors

Although there are many things an investor can do wrong in the markets, there are only a few things he or she can do right. We are all well aware of how important risk management, discipline, and a good investment method can be. Yet without a doubt, they are all useless in the hands of … Read more

Stock Market Dictionary

Are you looking for a stock market term and wondering what it means? If you are new to the stock market and investing, our stock market dictionary has been designed to explain the most commonly used words in the stock market scene.  From P/E Ratio to share splits this is where you will find the … Read more