Shorting A Stock

What does shorting a stock mean in the stock market? Shorting stocks is the opposite of going long. This strategy allows you to make money as a stock falls. Look to sell a stock near resistance levels, which creates a negative position. Then you buy to cover at support levels, your position is closed, and…

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Level 2 Trading

What Is Level 2 Stock Trading and How Do You Read It? Level 2 shows the numbers of buyers and sellers waiting on the bid and ask, and time and sales shows the actual orders that have been placed. It gives a good idea of support and resistance levels. When you see large buyers and…

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Bollinger Bands Trading Strategy

Bollinger bands are also known as volatility bands. Any move that happens outside of them is significant. Stocks are like rubber bands that want to pull back to equilibrium levels. The bollinger band setup has two volatility bands that bracket a moving average line. The bands get wider as volatility increases. This trading technique was…

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Marubozu Candlesticks

A marubozu candlestick is a full body either bullish or bearish candlestick. They are larger candlesticks and don’t have any upper wicks or lower shadows. They are typically green or white on stock charts when bullish and red or black on charts when they are bearish. How to Trade Marubozu Candlesticks How to trade marubozu…

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The Basics of the Stock Market the Stock Market

What Are the Basics of the Stock Market? What are the basics of the stock market? If you’re looking to get started as a trader, then there are several key components that you need to be aware of. First, you need to determine your trading style. Will you be a day trader, swing trader, or…

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Stocks vs Options

Stocks vs options and which strategy is better? That all depends on your trading style and risk tolerance. Stocks allow you to buy shares of the security at the amount times number of shares purchased. Options allow you to trade the stock without having to put out the full amount of capital. You purchase an…

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