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Buy Signals

Buy signals are conditions or events that alert a trader to a promising time to enter a trade. These alerts may be obtained simply by observing price movement, or from indicators or chart patterns.

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Results for Cut-to-the-Chase Trader Membership

The results for the Cut-to-the-Chase Trader Membership

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Stock Sectors

Stock sectors categorize publically listed companies according to the type of business they conduct. Understanding these sectors and how to evaluate their performance is important to an investor.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 31st August, 2015

29th August, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will see investors looking forward to a chance to obtain some clarity, not only of stock direction, but also…..

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Pattern Day Trading

Pattern day trading is a term which describes the activity of a trader who executes at least four day trades on the same security within a five-business-day period, using a margin account.

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Market Outlook 24 August 2015

The market outlook is definitely mixed, however, the majority view seems to be that there are plenty of opportunities both for buying shares at low prices as well as for trading options.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 24th August, 2015

The direction for the week ahead in the stock market will depend greatly on the evolving economic data around the world. There has been a problem with China’s stumbling....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 24th August, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 24th August, 2015 – 89 companies reporting this week, including 11 S&P 500 members.

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Results for Active Trader Membership

Results for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “ACTIVE TRADER MEMBERSHIP", which started on July 27th, 2015. The results of each completed trade are listed below, with a figure for the resulting gain or loss.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Index

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index is an important US stock market index which measures the performance of the industrial sector based on the trading average of selected major US companies.

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Commodity Options Trading

Commodity options trading is the buying and selling of option contracts whose underlying asset is a commodity. Profit can be made by exercising the contract, or by selling the option at an increase.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 17th August, 2015

The week ahead in the stock market may be a little quieter, with light trading volume and minimum staffing. But this may be a week, also, where serious profits could be made if opportunities.....

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Option Greeks

Option greeks are values calculated with mathematical formulae and denoted by characters from the Greek language that measure the impact of certain external factors on the value of an option.

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Currency Option Trading

Currency option trading uses option contracts based on foreign exchange currency pairs, entitling the holder to change money from one currency to another at a specified rate at or before expiration.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 10th August, 2015

8th August, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will see continued volatility, with a “tortoise mode” style of movement in the market – range bound – meeting resistance, losing momentum....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 10th August, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 10th August, 2015 – 403 companies reporting this week, including 16 S&P 500 members.

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Currency Forex Market Trading

Currency forex market trading involves the buying and selling of currencies on the foreign exchange market. Profits are made by identifying a time when exchange rates are in favor of a certain trade.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 3rd August, 2015

3rd August, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will likely continue, as previously, at a snail’s pace, but still sliding upwards. Also, the week will be packed with earnings, and another...

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Lagging Indicator

A lagging indicator, also known as a trend-following indicator, follows the price movement of a stock. This type of indicator can help a trader to identify a trending market and stay with the trend.

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Results for Armchair Trader Membership

This is the Options Track Record for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “OPTIONS ARMCHAIR TRADER MEMBERSHIP". The results of each completed trade are listed, with a figure for the resulting gain or loss.

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 3rd August, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 3rd August, 2015 – 1187 companies reporting this week, including 90 S&P 500 members.

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Pivot Point Indicator

The pivot point indicator is a popular leading indicator calculated from preceding price data. Signals can be obtained for the likely points at which the price will undergo a change in direction.

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Online Option Trading

Online option trading allows an individual to participate in trading stock options from virtually any location, with online trading companies and research services providing the facilities needed.

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Learning Option Trading

Learning option trading starts with understanding what options are and how to use them. This article outlines tools and techniques that can help you make a great start to your option trading career.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 27th July, 2015

25th July, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will be dominated by earnings, but a commodities meltdown and the mixed earnings season, so far, are adding to concerns about global growth.....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 27th July, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 27th July, 2015 – 1038 companies reporting this week, including 165 S&P 500 members.

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Stock Trading Strategy

A successful stock trading strategy is based on understanding and applying tools and techniques which help a trader to know which stocks to trade, how much to invest, when to buy, and when to sell.

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What is Stock Trading?

What is stock trading? It is essentially the buying and selling of shares in publically listed companies, through an exchange or privately, with the intention of generating profit.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 20th July, 2015

The week ahead in the stock market will see about a quarter of S&P 500 companies and more than one-third of the Dow 30 report earnings....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 20th July, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 20th July, 2015 – 499 companies reporting this week, including 124 S&P 500 members.

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Stock Trading Signals

Stock trading signals are signs, often obtained from technical analysis or chart patterns, that indicate the most likely time at which a potentially profitable trade may be executed.

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Stop Limit Order

A stop limit order triggers execution of a trade when a target price is reached. This negates the need for constant monitoring and can eliminate emotion as the decision has been made at the outset.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 13th July, 2015

11th July, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will not only be very busy with international news – Greece’s bailout attempts - China’s tumbling stock market – but will also....

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 13th July, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 13th July, 2015 – 106 companies reporting this week, including 40 S&P 500 members.

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Swing Trading Strategy

Swing trading strategy involves choosing stocks which exhibit the price pattern movements suited to swing trading, as well as pinpointing the appropriate times to enter and exit a trade.

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Bear Market Strategies

Bear market strategies are designed to enable profit in a downturn. Options are an excellent vehicle for thriving during a bear market as they allow investors to trade with the movement of prices.

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What is a Trading Platform?

What is a trading platform? It is a computer software program used to trade stocks, options and various other investment vehicles through a financial intermediary such as a bank, broker, or exchange.

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List of Earnings Reports for the Week Beginning 6th July, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 6th July, 2015 – 13 companies reporting this week, including 3 S&P 500 members.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 6th July, 2015

4th July, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will be focused once again, not only on the Greek solution, but will also turn to the results of the June employment report and the Fed’s reaction!

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Candlestick Analysis

Candlestick analysis is a key component of technical analysis, and candlestick charts can provide a great deal of insight into price movement of stocks by studying the proportions of the candlesticks.

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Technical Analysis vs Fundamental Analysis

Technical analysis vs fundamental analysis considers the merits of each. While technical analysis assists in gain from short-term price movements, fundamental analysis pinpoints long-term value.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 29th June, 2015

27th June, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market will be focused, not only on whether or not there is a Greek solution, but will also turn to the June employment report.

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Index Options Trading

Index options trading allows a trader to participate in the movement of an entire cross section of stocks for a single premium, with inbuilt diversification translating to lower risk and volatility.

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List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 29th June, 2015

List of Earnings Reports of Companies for the Week Beginning 29th June, 2015 – 23 companies reporting this week, including 5 S&P 500 members.

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Stock Market Technical Analysis

Stock market technical analysis is the study of stock market data with a variety of techniques, including the use of charts, with the aim of forecasting the probable future movement of stock prices.

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Stock Option Trading System

A stock option trading system offers strategies for maximizing profit and minimizing risk, as well as identifying worthwhile trading opportunities by using analysis methods and indicators.

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Trend Indicators

Trend indicators assist traders in joining the momentum of market direction by helping identify how long a trend is likely to continue, how strong the trend is, and when a reversal may be expected.

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Candlestick Reversal Patterns

Candlestick reversal patterns signal the likelihood of an imminent reversal in trend and can be confirmed by a subsequent candlestick, and an accompanying change in momentum.

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Fundamental Analysis of Stocks

Fundamental analysis of stocks assesses the intrinsic value of a stock by examining the financial and business records of the company with the aim of predicting the future performance of the stock.

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