Stock Market

  • After-Hours Trades

    In the U.S., the stock markets and exchanges (New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq) are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time. What happens when a company announces bad news after the close of the market? News can affect the stocks in your portfolio, even when the markets are … Read more

  • Stock Trading Simulators

    No savvy trader would trade a system with a real account and risk real money without first observing its behavior on paper. A trading simulator is a software application or component that allows the user to simulate, using historical stock market data, a trading account that is traded with a user-specified set of trading rules. … Read more

  • Short Interest Reports

    Short selling allows a person to profit from a falling stock. How could someone profit from a stock decreasing in value? Well, the existence of this ability to short sell a public stock should not come as a surprise as stock prices are constantly rising and falling. Thus, there are brokerage departments and market firms … Read more

  • How Stock Trading Works

    Trading stocks. You hear that phrase all the time, although it really is wrong – you don’t trade stocks like baseball cards (I’ll trade you 100 IBMs for 100 Intels). Trading Stocks = Buy or Sell To “trade” means to buy and sell in the jargon of the financial markets. How a system that can … Read more

  • What is a Penny Stock?

    Like any entrepreneur, an investor must know what the market they are entering is composed of. Without a basic definition of the stocks you will be investing in, you will make countless mistakes out of confusion and lack of direction. You must research it fully and know all the details that pertain to the given … Read more