May 2007

May 31: Trailing Stop Orders in Stock Trading

May 31, 2007

In the stock market realm, one way to protect all your gains from purchased stock and to limit the amount of losses is to place a trailing stop order which sets the stop price at a certain amount. If the stock market prices rise, then so does the stop price, however, if the stock market prices decrease, the stop price remains the same. This allows the investor to set a limit on the maximum possible loss he or she is willing to accept, however, the amount of gain is limitless.

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May 30: The Warren Buffet Investing Strategy

May 30, 2007

Even those who are not very familiar with the world of the stock market have probably heard of Warren Buffet. He has been called the most successful investor of all time. He netted over $42 billion personally with an investment partnership he started with only $100.

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May 28: The Value Stock Investor: A Long term Investment Strategy

May 28, 2007

Value stock investing is for those investors who are interested in the financial workings of the companies in which they buy stocks. This type of investing is based on analyzing the potential for a stock based on its company’s earnings and current financial picture. The key to profiting in value stock investing is finding stocks that are worth more than what they are valued. This only comes from careful analysis of the company’s financial picture. In addition to carefully selecting stocks, the value stock investor is traditionally a buy and hold investor. They invest themselves in the company for the long haul.

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MetaStock Moving Average Function

May 28, 2007

MetaStock Moving Average Function The moving average is probably the most commonly used of all indicators. It comes in various types and has numerous applications. In basic terms though, a moving average helps to smooth out fluctuations in price (or an indicator) and provide a more accurate reflection of the direction that the security is […]

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May 26: The Stock Market: The Basics of Stock Trading

May 26, 2007

Learning the basic principles of the stock market can be a daunting task when not given the tools in order to properly learn about the stock market. Once you know about the vast amount of tools available to you, the lay investor, and the less pressure you will feel as you embark on the stock trading journey.

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MetaStock Stochastic Oscillator Function

May 26, 2007

MetaStock Stochastic Oscillator Function The Stochastic Oscillator is another popular oscillator that is widely used. The premise behind its calculation is that when a security is rising, it tends to close near the high of a recent period and a falling security closes near its low. So, the Stochastic actually measures the price of a […]

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May 24: The Stock Market Crash of 1987

May 24, 2007

The stock market crash of 1987 is the largest crash in recent United States History. Although there was a minor crash at the turn of the 21st century, it was nothing in comparison to the end of the 1980s. In fact, the 1987 crash is the worst single day in American financial history. There was a 22% loss in the market on October 19, 1987 or Black Monday. That is almost double the 12% loss experienced by investors in 1929 on Black Tuesday.

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MetaStock On Balance Volume Function

May 23, 2007

MetaStock On Balance Volume Function On Balance volume is an alternative way of studying the volume of a security. It depicts volume as a running total and thereby tracks the amount of volume flowing into and out of a security. The On Balance Volume (OBV) value is calculated using the actual volume figures for each […]

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MetaStock Directional Movement Function and How It Works With the Momentum Indicator

May 21, 2007

MetaStock Directional Movement Function and How It Works With the Momentum Indicator The momentum indicator is a leading indicator that measures a securities rate-of-change. In other words, it simply measures the amount a security price has moved over a specific time period. This value is normally expressed as a percentage. The ongoing plot forms an […]

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May 20: The Stock Market: A Historical Perspective

May 20, 2007

Perhaps one of the most commonly known investments, and most successful for that matter, in which people participate on a regular basis is stock trading. Stock trading empowers people to meet the financial standards and objectives so that the maximum amount of profit can be achieved. Therefore, it is imperative to have a working knowledge of the stock market and stocks so that you are able to see how they work together to better enhance your investment future.

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