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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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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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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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Option Trade of the Week – Facebook Inc (FB) Calls - Sunday, April 19, 2015

19th April, 2015 - OPTION TRADE OF THE WEEK: Buy the FB Jun 2015 80.000 call (FB150619C00080000) at or under $4.60. Place a protective stop limit at $1.80 and a pre-determined sell at $8.00.

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

18th 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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List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 20th April, 2015

List of Companies Reporting Earnings for the Week Beginning 20th April 2015 -- 508 companies including 140 S&P 500 members.

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Buy and Sell Orders

Buy and sell orders are directions to buy or sell a security and may be placed through a broker or sent directly to an exchange. Different types of orders may be used for specific trading strategies.

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Swing Trading -- Basic Principles

Defining swing trading and then choosing stocks applicable for this type of trader – benefits and drawbacks are also outlined.

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Eleven Essential Investment Rules

Following simple investment rules allows you to make your money go out and work for you. This article offers eleven essential guidelines for how to do this successfully.

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Options Mistakes and Solutions

Options mistakes can make the potentially rewarding experience of trading options a minefield, unless you are aware of what these mistakes are and how to avoid them.

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Using Puts versus Calls

Assessing puts versus calls and determining when or whether to trade these types of options is an integral part of a solid investment strategy.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission of the U.S. (SEC)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the U.S. Federal Government whose primary responsibility is to maintain orderly, fair and efficient trading markets.

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Sector Rotation

Sector rotation is an investment strategy which involves the movement of funds between areas of the economy aiming to profit from specific economic sectors as their performance rises and falls.

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Averaging Down

Averaging down is the term used to describe the strategy of buying a further amount of shares at a lower price than was originally paid, and as a result, lowering the average paid for each share.

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Pyramid Trading

Pyramid trading is an investment strategy in which an investor increases the size of their position in order to benefit by running with a winner, while keeping risk under control.

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LEAPS -- Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

Leaps also known as Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities, are structured in the same way as standard options contracts, but offer a longer expiration of between one and three years.

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Stop Loss Order

A stop loss order is the instruction placed with a broker to sell an investment when it reaches a certain price and is used to limit the risk on the investment.

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Coping with Trading Risks

Coping with trading risks is absolutely vital if a trader is to experience both success and wellbeing. While risk is an inherent part of life, this is magnified in the stock market.

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Stock Market Retracement

Stock market retracement is a temporary movement in the opposite direction of a current trend in price in the stock market, and should not be confused with a reversal which is a change in the trend.

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Downfalls in Trading Psychology

Downfalls in trading psychology can be an insidious trap. Learning how to avoid them is an invaluable part of creating a winning trading mindset, and a road to trading success.

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Dealing With Stock Market Crashes

Dealing with stock market crashes effectively means being prepared practically and emotionally to ride the waves without getting wiped out, and even to catch some opportunities while in the trough.

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Why the Stock Market Goes Up

Why the stock market goes up, whether in the overall, long-term scheme of things, or at specific times, is comprised of many factors. Understanding these factors is important to any investor.

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Trading Commodities

Trading commodities, namely raw materials or primary agricultural products, is a type of trading that is considered to be fairly risky, but properly executed can be beneficial for the astute trader.

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The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve, an entity which has huge impact on the stock market, is actually the central bank of the USA. It was established to provide the nation with greater stability in the economy.

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Trading Futures

Trading futures basically involves entering a contract which obligates the buyer and seller to exchange a certain amount of an asset for a predetermined amount of money at a specific future date.

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Trading Social Media Stocks

Trading social media stocks is a relatively new phenomenon, and there is varying opinion on whether or not these stocks offer a viable trading or investment platform.

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