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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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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 22nd June, 2015

20th June, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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An Option Broker and Their Role in Trading Stock Options

An option broker is an individual or company that arranges the buying and selling of options on behalf of traders. This article will help a trader to choose a broker who meets their particular needs.

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Options Results

All the results for the Armchair Trader Series

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Options Track Record

This is the Options Track Record for Stock-Options-Made-Easy “OPTIONS ARMCHAIR TRADER SERIES”.

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Futures Options Trading

Futures options trading involves buying an option in which the underlying asset is a futures contract, allowing a trader to capitalize on movements in the futures markets with less risk and outlay.

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After Hours Trading

After hours trading means the buying and selling of securities that is conducted on major exchanges outside of regular trading hours and is facilitated by electronic communication networks.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 15th June, 2015

13th June, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 15th June, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 15th June, 2015 – 30 companies reporting this week, including 7 S&P 500 members.

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What Is Option Trading?

What is option trading? It is buying a contract which may then subsequently be sold at a higher price, giving the right, but not the obligation, to purchase an amount of the underlying shares.

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Binary Option Trading

Binary option trading uses contracts which culminate in one of two possible outcomes; hence the name binary. Upon expiry, they will either result in a predetermined pay-off or nothing at all.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Week Beginning 8th June, 2015

7th June, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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Dead Cat Bounce

A dead cat bounce in stock market terms refers to a minor rebound in price of a stock which has been declining sharply. The bounce may also offer confirmation that the downturn will continue.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Beginning 1st June, 2015

31st May, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 1st June, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 1st June, 2015 – 49 companies reporting this week, including 6 S&P 500 members.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Thoughts, Possibilities and Probabilities!

25th May, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 26th May, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 26th May, 2015 – 90 companies reporting this week, including 6 S&P 500 members.

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The Warren Buffett Stock Investing Strategy

The Warren Buffett stock investing strategy hinges on selecting stocks based on the intrinsic value of the companies they represent which is ascertained using fundamental analysis.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Thoughts, Possibilities and Probabilities!

16th May, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 18th May, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 18th May, 2015 -- 115 companies reporting this week, including 24 S&P 500 members.

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Ascending Triangle Pattern

The ascending triangle pattern indicates continuation of an uptrend. It is formed by repeated highs which do not surpass a certain level, and rising lows which move steadily towards the upper level.

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Option Trade Of The Week - Gold To Make A Comeback! - 13th May, 2015

Option trade of the week – find out which gold stock is ready to break out!

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Option Trading

Option trading is the very basis of this site, and on this page you will find links to articles explaining options, discussing options trading strategies, and more.

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Goldilocks Economy

A Goldilocks Economy – one that is ‘just right,’ may be described as having sufficient growth to allow for profit, but not so much as to create a bubble or result in the raising of interest rates.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Thoughts, Possibilities and Probabilities!

11th May, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 11th May, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 11th May, 2015 -- 408 companies reporting this week, including 15 S&P 500 members.

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Flag Chart Pattern

The flag chart pattern is formed when a sharp price movement is followed by a period of fairly flat trading. This consolidation phase is expected to precede a continuation of the prior trend.

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Cup and Handle Chart Pattern

The cup and handle pattern, which resembles a tea cup viewed from the side, is often a good indicator of an upcoming bullish trend in price, especially when following prior upward price movement.

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Option Trade of the Week

Option Trade of the Week – a recommendation that could possibly be just right!

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Option Trade Of The Week - Oil Price Continues To Rise - 4th May, 2015

An option trade of the week -- based on the oil rally!

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Thoughts, Possibilities and Probabilities!

2nd May, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 4th May, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 4th May, 2015 -- 1110 companies reporting this week, including 85 S&P 500 members.

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The Russell 3000 Index

The Russell 3000 Index is an important index which measures the performance of the top 3000 publically listed companies in the US which account for approximately 98% of the total for the US markets.

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Option Trade of the Day – Market Timing Pays Off For This Transportation Stock!

29th April, 2015 - Option Trade of the Day- a call option for a stock in the transportation sector.

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The Week Ahead In The Stock Market – Thoughts, Possibilities and Probabilities!

26th April, 2015 - The week ahead in the stock market includes economic reports, earnings, stock considerations and market direction - some thoughts, possibilities and probabilities.

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Option Trade of the Week – 25th April, 2015

Option Trade of the Week - Time to Look at the Tech Sector for a call option.

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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 27th April 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 27th April 2015 -- 949 companies including 159 S&P 500 members.

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High-Frequency Trading (HFT)

High-frequency trading or HFT uses powerful computer systems and complicated algorithms to execute numerous high volume trades based on market conditions, each in a matter of seconds or less.

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Intermarket Analysis

Intermarket analysis involves studying the correlation between various markets to obtain information regarding business and economic cycles that are occurring and insight into the market being traded.

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Option Trade of the Week Results

Option Trade of the Week Results

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