Category: Stock Market Training

Share Buyback

A share buyback, also known as a stock repurchase, occurs when a public company buys back its shares on the stock market. We will explore the many reasons why management decides to buy back company stock as well as its effects. In a way, stock buybacks work similarly to dividends. Investors can choose to sell…

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American Stock Exchange

We all know about the major US stock exchanges, but how much do you know about the smaller ones? The American Stock Exchange, or the AMEX, was once the second-largest stock exchange in the US. It was established back in 1908 as the New York Curb Market Agency. In fact, it was called this until…

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Stock Market Seasonality

Like the leaves turning orange in the fall and the warm cover of snow blanketing the countryside, the market has its own seasons. Seasons come and go as predictable as the weather. But for the new trader, the stock market seasons are not very obvious or easy to find. In today’s blog post, I will…

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How Margin Rate Affects Buying Power

First and for all, margin accounts are for experienced investors. Brokers extend to some clients money for the stock market. For most investors, it is required to open a cash account and gain some experience before opening a separate margin account. Those who trade on margin, use their brokers’ money. Brokers set the rules and…

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What Is a Poison Pill

What is a poison pill? What does this have to do with investing? For those who have been following the Elon Musk and Twitter saga, this is very relevant. Elon Musk is currently attempting a hostile takeover of Twitter for $54.20 per share. Twitter’s board is not accepting Musk’s takeover and they are defending themselves…

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What Are Financial Markets

Financial markets have been around for centuries, but their definition and functions changed over time. Today, financial markets allow everyone to trade a variety of assets. They are a vital component of a functioning capitalist economy. Businesses and investors meet at a financial market to raise funds, make money, trade, and set prices. In the…

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Becoming a Digital Nomad Trader

The digital nomad trend has been gaining in popularity over the last few years. Personally, I’ve been travelling for almost 3 years and I haven’t spent much time at home in that span. I worked for a major Canadian bank for almost 5 years. During a holiday, I decided to quit my career job and…

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Top Wall Street Analysts

Every quarter, and sometimes more frequently, we read about how Wall Street Analysts rate stocks. It’s incredible how influential Wall Street analyst notes can be. An upgrade or downgrade can easily have an impact on the stock’s price. But have you ever checked how accurate these analysts actually are? Anyone can post an opinion online…

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Market Leaders

Every sector in the stock market has a few companies with a clear advantage over others. In some cases, a group of companies is leading the way. We’ll take a look at the features of a market leader along with leaders in each of the 11 sectors of the stock market. The leaders aren’t necessarily…

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Sell in May and Go Away

Have you heard the term “Sell in May and Go Away“? Wall Street is home to many investing strategies and beliefs. Some are better than others. Today, we will take a look at a few that depend on the time of the year. Generally, some stocks are believed to perform better or worse during certain…

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