Archive | May, 2012

All About After Hours Stock Trading

Stock exchanges, like the London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and others, all have set trading hours during which they are open for business. Did you know, though, that you can trade stock after hours as well? It’s true – and while there are risks involved, there are also potential rewards for those […]

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What Time Do Stock Markets Open and Close?

Trading in the stock market successfully means keeping up with a truckload of pertinent data and information. Stock trading hours may seem like a small part of that, but you’d be surprised just how many stock traders aren’t exactly sure when they open – or how many don’t think it matters either way. The truth […]

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Top Stock Trading Strategies and Styles for Today’s Market

There are about as many ways to trade stocks on the market as there are stocks – from day trading to buy-and-hold and other strategies. Not all are created equal, and the one you choose really depends on your preferences. It pays, though, to have a basic understanding of all the major trading strategies used […]

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How Do I Start Trading Stocks?

The stock market continues to be one of the most intriguing and enticing ways to make money in America. Even given the considerable risk involved – especially given stock market crashes in 2001 and 2008 – people want to get involved in trading and leverage their earnings for a better lifestyle and comfortable retirement in […]

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What Are Growth Stocks?

What are growth stocks? How are they defined, how can you find them, and – most importantly – how can they help you turn a profit? This article will cover this important subject by explaining what growth stocks are and how they’re calculated, as well as providing examples of growth stocks and how you can […]

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The Decisive Guide To Finding High Dividend Stocks

Some investors play the stock market to make money quickly by buying low and selling high. Others take a different path and try to generate as much income as possible through the magic of dividends – or payments made to you by the company for each and every share you own. Many companies pay dividends, […]

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How to Trade Stock Charts: The Conclusive Guide

If you want to learn how to trade professionally – to turn a profit like the pros – you’ll need the right tools. While there are a ton of tools out there for you to use, none are as useful or as crucial as a good old-fashioned stock chart. Stock charts give you the data […]

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What Are Blue Chip Stocks?

In the trading world, there are almost as many ways to classify stocks as there are stocks in the market itself – including blue chip stocks, which are some of the most sought-after stocks on the exchange. If you don’t think you’re familiar with the term, think again – you’ve probably already encountered blue chip […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Stock Screeners

There are over 5,500 stocks listed on the two main exchanges in the U.S. and thousands more in the over-the-counter markets. To sort through these and find the perfect stock for you, you need a powerful tool – the stock screener. From an OTCBB stock screener to one for the main exchanges, this article will […]

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What Is an IPO? Exploring What You Need to Know About IPOs

What is an IPO? What is meant by ‘IPO valuation’? How does this concept relate to the stock market and how can investors take advantage of it? These questions have become very common since the virtual explosion of the American stock market from 1990 to 2000, and now – especially with the rise of mammoth […]

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