Archive | July, 2012

Should I Sell All My Stocks Now?

I’ll be honest – in the back of virtually every trader’s head, at some point during their career, this question is asked. The short, simple answer is “No”, unless one of two conditions are met: You think the market as a whole will crash spectacularly in the very near future; or You are under-diversified and […]

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How to Buy Gold Stocks

If you are into gold, you’re not alone – gold is easily one of the top two most popular commodities to trade (the other being oil). Stocks associated with gold are also enormously popular. The meteoric rise of gold lately has sent assets like gold stocks and gold stock ETFs through the roof, simply because […]

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Stock Trading Rules

If you want to invest in the stock market, you need to know about stock market trading rules and what they mean for you. After all, stock trading is a highly regulated affair; going in without a decent working knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern trading is a recipe for serious complications. Plus, […]

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Is a Gold-Backed IRA Right for You?

Having an IRA – an individual retirement account – is always a good idea for anyone other than a multi-millionaire. This is because it offers a pretty easy way to grow your retirement nest egg over the span of your career, using tax advantages to make saving even more advantageous. There are many types of […]

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A Guide To Trading Moving Averages

If you have seen anything more than a basic stock price chart – one that just has volume and stock prices featured on it – then you might have noticed the presence of a few odd-shaped lines that may not have made much sense. These lines are called moving averages, and they can be some […]

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Getting Started in the Stock Market

The stock market is a fundamental part of the American experience: an arena where anyone, theoretically, can make it big with the right choices and a little luck. It is part of the success story narrative that informs our economy, and it can feel awfully tempting to dive in headfirst. Before you do, though, it’s […]

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Can I Make a Living Trading Options?

So how do you support yourself by trading options? How do you turn the contents of your stock portfolio into a workable income? These are questions people have been asking since before the dot-com bubble of the 90’s and early 2000’s. They’re questions investors still want answers to. There is a small population of financially […]

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What Is Short-Selling Stock?

Most people, including non-traders, know the very basics of making money in the stock market. After all, all you have to do is buy low and sell high, right? Well, with short selling rules, you can actually turn that on its head – and still make money. It seems contradictory, but it’s true. Selling short […]

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A Guide to Long Term Investing

Many traders would say the ‘glory’ in trading stocks comes from gambling in the market by day trading – running on the adrenaline of picking a few hot stocks and wheeling and dealing for quick, short-term profit. That form of stock trading may seem glamorous, but it is also a surefire way to lose money […]

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Who Regulates the Stock Market?

Stock market regulation isn’t the sexiest topic in the world when it comes to investing in stocks and playing in the market. It is, however, something that is quite necessary. The stock market, if left unchecked and uncontrolled, would descend into chaos and a widespread culture of cheating, manipulation, deception, and – in the end […]

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