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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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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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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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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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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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