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    Scaling In to ETF Trades

Scaling In to ETF Trades

Despite the wealth of available technical indicators, it can still be devilishly difficult to decide precisely when to enter a long position with an ETF. This is often the case when you intend to buy on a pullback, yet the ETF persists in showing signs of weakness. A simple trick [...]

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    Trading ETFs with the Moving Average

Trading ETFs with the Moving Average

The moving average is a powerful tool in technical analysis, but it is often insufficient as a standalone trading indicator and therefore used mostly as a confirmation signal. However, if you are interested in short-term trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), much can be accomplished with just a couple of moving [...]

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    How to Create a Dynamic Trading System

How to Create a Dynamic Trading System

Every stock market trader has unique needs that need to be met. Because of this, using a cookie cutter trading system made by someone else will often need to be modified to your individual needs. In which ways can you tailor a system? How could you even develop your own [...]

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How to Create a Dynamic Trading System

  How to Create a Dynamic Trading System

Every stock market trader has unique needs that need to be met. Because of this, using a cookie cutter trading system made by someone else will often need to be [...]

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Trading Techniques: FDA Drug Approvals

  Trading Techniques: FDA Drug Approvals

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. You might expect that a significant event such as approval of a [...]

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Trading Fear: The VIX & VXX

  Trading Fear: The VIX & VXX

In the course of learning about financial markets, you may have heard of the notorious “fear index”: the VIX, or Volatility Index. Created by the Chicago Board of Options Exchange [...]

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Trading Techniques: Inverted Dead Cat Bounce

  Trading Techniques: Inverted Dead Cat Bounce

We have recently discussed the “dead cat bounce,” a trading technique that exploits the brief reversal of a strong downward price trend. You may not be surprised to learn that [...]

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Understanding Tracking Error

  Understanding Tracking Error

In a recent discussion of exchange-traded notes (ETNs), we mentioned the absence of tracking error as one advantage that ETNs have over exchange-traded funds (ETFs). However, ETFs can be a [...]

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Introduction to Exchange-Traded Notes

  Introduction to Exchange-Traded Notes

We recently discussed the VXX, which tracks the Volatility Index (VIX). The VXX is an exchange-traded note (ETN), and since the ETN is a relatively new financial product, first introduced [...]

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Day Trading Techniques: Dead Cat Bounce

  Day Trading Techniques: Dead Cat Bounce

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. One such technique is the dead cat bounce. The colorful name for this [...]

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