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So, you have skimmed over the stocks and the economy, but perhaps you want to plumb the depths of these topics on your way to guru-hood.  Our tutorials will teach you a thing or two as you uncover the how-tos of operating in the world of stocks.  We promise we won’t bore you, even though these tutorials are a little lengthy (hey, there’s a lot we want to teach you!).  Here, you will find all the information you need, without a PhD in linguistics.  Consider us your new number one resource for education on the stock market, penny stocks and on wise investing without having to put up with the bland, fill-in information you can live without!

Buy Penny Stocks – Only Some Traders Know How To

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We all know it’s easy to buy penny stocks, but it’s only half the battle. You also have to sell that stock to achieve the gains you’ve been waiting for. In short, you must turn off your emotions and execute a disciplined trading strategy. Which means you need to know when you’re going to buy and when you’re going to sell your stock before you call your broker. For some traders their strategy is simple – buy low, sell high. But unfortunately, it’s not always...

Speculative Stocks – Navigating To Cash In

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Often as you search for stocks via Google or any other search engine, you may come across various stock promotions. These “featured” stocks may or may not be paid advertisements, but the bottom line is increasing investor awareness for potentially undervalued stocks. There are many reasons that a stock may be hawking itself this way: The company is interested in attracting capital or developing new business relationships in order to expand their company, and are promoting it to attract attention from customers, vendors, distributors and...

The Importance of Developing Successful Trading Strategy

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One of the first steps to becoming a successful trader is to develop a successful trading strategy. This is true whether you’re trading stocks, options, commodities or foreign currencies. Investopedia defines trading strategy as: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/trading-strategy.asp#ixzz1nxky8CsF A set of objective rules designating the conditions that must be met for trade entries and exits to occur. A trading strategy includes specifications for trade entries, including trade filters and triggers, as well as rules for trade exits, money management, timeframes, order types, etc.[...] An overall trading strategy can...

Roy’s Safety-First Criterion (SFRatio) – how to choose a better portfolio

Roy's Safety-First Criterion (SFRatio) helps to choose a better portfolio

So, you’re thinking about investing in stocks. You learned a lot about the stock market and spent hours researching stock tips, terms, and definitions. Of course, you also managed to come up with this extra money you can afford to lose – because your skeptical friends tell you that you’d lose them for sure. The problem is that this one time you don’t want to listen to your friends. In fact, you want to prove them wrong. You promised yourself to succeed, and you’re determined...

Avoid pure speculation in stocks

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Avoid pure speculation in stocks. People speculate about stock all the time – but smart investors use smart speculation. If a trader knows what he’s doing then he can just as safely trade with an online broker. However, he should always consult with a financial advisor. Pure Speculation is simply guessing and without adequate information you can stand to lose a lot of money. Pure Speculation can be buying and selling too frequently trying to make a fast profit within months, chasing the hottest stocks...

When to sell that Stock – Selling a Rocket Ship in Orbit before it becomes Sputnik

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Lo and behold, your stock has just hit orbit and it’s time to pass the baton. But, you’ve made it this far, so you might as well stay along for the ride. As investors, we’ve all been there, faced with the decision of whether to sell all or sell half, sell all or sell 75%; you get the picture. Here, we’re going to cover the when and why of selling your stock – as well as some of the pitfalls along the way. First of...

Looking for a stock broker – sifting the gold to the top

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If you’re interested in buying stocks, you’ll need the help of a stockbroker. A stockbroker is licensed to purchase securities on your behalf. You’ll also need to find out what sort of stockbroker is right for you. Stockbrokers can be broken down into three categories: Online/discount brokers Discount brokers with assistance Full service brokers Some are cheap and simply take orders, others are quite expensive – providing a full service of detailed financial analysis, advice and recommendations. Online/discount brokers If you feel you are knowledgeable...

Investment strategy – putting first things first.

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Whether you’re on the fast lane trading with penny stocks or riding the slow, steady, Clydesdale horse of long-term investing, it’s vital to keep a clear head and a concrete agenda while you’re interacting with the stock market. Emotional decisions can wreck havoc on your portfolio! Save your emotions for that romantic comedy you’re telling everybody you’re not going to watch, However, the ability to understand emotions and to be able to use that empathy in a calculated way can be a good thing. It’s...

Finding the SEC Filings to Investigate Companies and the Investment Opportunities they Offer

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Reviewing historical and company information is usually an important part of making an investment decision. Information contained in SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings are an excellent source of such information. Generally they are more detailed than other sources, and as there are severe legal sanctions for material misstatements, the information is more reliable than most other sources. If you don’t know the ticker symbol for the stock you’re interested in, simply Google-search the name of the company and you’ll find the ticker symbol somewhere...

How to read a stock chart without passing out – part 2

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Charts This is Part 2 of a two-part tutorial. You can see Part 1 on Stock Quotes by clicking here. There are two popular types of charts we’re going to discuss here – line and candlestick. Plus the illustrations include Stock Quotes so near the end of this part of the tutorial we’ll lay out a real live Stock Quote. As in Part 1, we’re not going to show you every type of chart or discuss every charting or quoting term. You will find that...

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