Andy Sanders

Getting Started With Online Investing

If you want to trade, you need to do some research. Yeah! The most essential thing that you should do as a beginner in the online trading world is to grab information and enhance your knowledge as much as you can. Stay in touch with news, go through financial websites, check some investment courses and listen to podcasts; all these things will help you to learn more. Another useful solution is to start practicing your trading skills with paper trading.…

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How to Short Sell Stocks

Short Selling is a type of reverse stock buying. The reason it is also referred to as reverse stock buying is that people sell stocks before they actually buy it. The stocks are sold because the people assume that they will go down in terms of price. Short selling can be termed as the selling of a security that either the seller does not own or the seller has borrowed it from the actual owner. But the main reason for…

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How to Use the VWAP Technical Indicator for Day Trading

The Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) technical indicator is a useful tool for day traders who want to make more informed trading decisions. With this indicator, the day trader must input certain required data which the software will then use to calculate the volume weighted average price. The unique thing about this software is that it is heavily dependent upon trading volume which makes it more accurate for calculating average trading price. You would first need to decide on which…

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Introduction to Stock Market Technical Analysis

The stock mаrkеt holds соuntlеѕѕ opportunities tо рrоfit frоm every dау. Whеn уоu learn the art invеѕting in thе ѕtосk market уоu have ассеѕѕ tо a personal ATM mасhinе frоm whiсh уоu саn еxtrасt mоnеу on a соntinuаl bаѕiѕ. It iѕ ѕimрlу a mаttеr оf lеаrning how tо рrоfit оff of the fluctuation in thе рriсе оf the undеrlуing security. Thiѕ саn be done оvеr thе соurѕе of years fоr lоng term invеѕting, down tо a mаttеr оf ѕесоndѕ for…

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Things You Need to Know About Penny Stocks

Many people who are investing their money in stocks and bonds have heard of penny stocks. However, while this stock option is a well-known term, you may not be familiar with investing in this option. What are penny stocks? These are the basics that each interested investor should know. Penny stocks are simply stocks that are low-priced and small-cap. Unlike their name suggests, they are actually not a penny in most cases. This term refers to a cost less than…

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What is a Stock Market Broker?

A stock broker is a licensed agent that buys and sells stock on behalf of an investor. In order to trade stocks on a stock exchange, the broker has to be a member of the exchange. Stock brokers are qualified and regulated professionals who buy and sell shares and other securities through market makers on behalf of investors. In order to become a stock broker in the United States, a person must pass exams such as the General Securities Representative…

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What is Short Selling in the Stock Market?

Short selling is the act of selling borrowed securities. In contrast to conventional buy and hold strategies, short sellers are motivated by the belief that the securities they’re selling will decline in value, thus allowing them to generate profit. Short sellers are often driven by speculative motivations. However, short selling may also be used as a hedge against risky long positions in the same security, thus allowing investors to profit from declining securities or sectors. How Does Short Selling Work?…

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4 Signs That QE 4 Will Happen in 2015

The U.S. stock market is forming a big top, which will be followed by a big correction. To save the U.S. stock market from a potential bear market, the Federal Reserve will launch QE 4 in 2015. Here’s why. 1. The Federal Reserve definitely will not raise rates. Janet Yellen will not raise rates – that much is guaranteed. Going against the chorus of regional Bank presidents calling for a rate hike, Yellen remains dovish and is using every excuse…

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4 Things That Turned Me Into a Successful Investor

When getting started with investing, it can be difficult at first finding a strategy that brings success. There are so many different investing strategies you can try.  There are so many decisions made in investing.  It is easy at first to go down the wrong path or to make decisions that ultimately hurt us rather than help. When I first started investing, I had dreams of getting rich quick.  Because of those dreams, I got caught up in many different…

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Futures Contract Rollover

Today is March 14th and  futures contract rollover day, when traders rollover to the next futures contract month which is June, 2014. The new symbol for the S&P 500 is ESM14, which is again the June contract.. The contracts expire on the third Friday of the said month but traders and hedge funds start switching contract symbols which then gives them a fresh new three months. There are 4 different contract symbol  changes in the course of a year, March,…

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