Looking for a top-down approach to analyzing the stock markets before jumping into a trade? Consider looking at market internals such as NYSE advances versus declines, the advance-decline (A/D) line, and the number of S&P 500 stocks that are moving above a specific moving average.
Education is key to trading stocks. The decision to start trading and investing in stocks depends on your personal situation—including whether you have investable assets.
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Some call it a bull trap; others use the more colorful term suckers' rally. Either way, traders don't want to get caught. Is a bounce off the lows for real, or just a ruse?
Learn seven of the most common trading mistakes to avoid. Hone your trading strategies and skills by knowing what not to do.
Learn about the Bollinger Bands technical indicator and how it can help identify volatility and overbought/oversold conditions in stocks and indices.
With so many technical indicators to choose from, it can be tough to choose the ones to use in your stock trading. Consider a top-down approach to help you decide whether to use stock momentum indicators, trend indicators, or consolidating indicators.
The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) indicates the average price of an intraday period weighted by volume. The value is calculated during the trading day, from open to close, making it a real-time dynamic indicator.
Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.
Identifying entry and exit points is crucial for any trading strategy. A simple moving average crossover system can help.
Explore the basics of online stock trading. As a beginner, you'll want to learn the basic fundamentals of trading stocks online, such as buying and selling stocks and monitoring positions.
Trading stocks? Learn basic price chart reading to help identify support and resistance and market entry and exit points.
Learn how following short interest and other short-selling metrics can help investors can gain valuable insights on companies and markets.
Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.
Learn how to identify stock market trends using moving averages to help add context, support decision making, and complement other forms of analysis.
A stochastic oscillator measures the distance between a stock’s closing price and the range of highs and lows to help identify turning points.
They say generals are always fighting the last war. Some traders take that to mean they should flit from strategy to strategy, but should they?
We've all heard the adage, "buy low-sell high," but what about buying high and potentially selling higher?
Trading systems can be too hot or too cold, depending on a chart indicator's settings. Consider using two different Commodity Channel Index (CCI) indicators.
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