Advanced Technical Analysis

This page deals with topics discussed in advanced technical analysis. If you're new to technical analysis or need a refresher, click here. Double Top A double top occurs when a stock attempts to break out above a recent peak but fails. (Remember, that first peak resistance!)...
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Small-Cap Confidential FAQs

Q: How should I systematically use Cabot Small-Cap Confidential to invest? (Do I invest in every recommended stock, etc.?) Tyler Laundon: For starters, it’s important to recognize that every investor is different. We all have different risk profiles, different amounts of capital to invest preferences...
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Value Investing FAQs

Q: What is your investment process and criteria for investments? Roy Ward: I am a value investor. I  look for high-quality companies that are undervalued, and companies with strong balance sheets and low price to earnings (P/E) ratios. I  use the criteria spelled out the...
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Options Trading FAQs

Q: What is an option Jacob Mintz: Before you read any further, make a cup of coffee. For the uninitiated, options can get complicated. An option is a contract that gives its owner the right (but not the obligation) to purchase or sell an underlying at...
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Growth Stock Investing FAQs

What are the best practices of growth investors? Here are some keys to becoming a successful growth stock investor: 1.  Work to identify truly great growth companies 2.  Cut your losses short 3.  Let your winners run 4.  Hold stocks of good companies long term 5.  Avoid buying on avoid...
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How Do I Plan for Investment Risk?

Investment risk is a fact of life. Without risk, there would be no reward. The important thing is to know how to plan for it. Since I was a sophomore in college, my passion has been the stock market—learning its history, finding what methods and...
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Stock Investing FAQs

Q: What is your position on averaging up as a stock advances? A: If I had a choice with any stock, I'd prefer to average up, but each stock has its own personality. The stock you mentioned has proceeded forward in price only after consolidation periods. said...
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High Frequency Trading

High frequency trading is the implementation of online stock trading strategies noted for extremely quick holdings, to exploit short-term market inefficiencies.
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What Is a Double Bottom Chart Pattern?

A double bottom chart pattern is a chart pattern used in technical stock analysis to describe the fall in price of a stock or index, followed by a rebound, then another drop to a level that's roughly similar to the original drop, and another...
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How Averaging Up Works

Buying more of your best stocks, also called averaging up or pyramiding, is something most great investors through the years have practiced.
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Stock Market Analysis

Successful stock market analysis must always be mindful of Jesse Livermore's famous quote: "Markets are never wrong; opinions are."
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Market Timing

It has been said that timing is everything. In investing, market timing may not be everything, but it is a big thing. By using market timing strategies, you can identify the best times to buy and sell a stock, thereby maximizing your profits.
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