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One of the most common and destructive mistakes a day trader makes is to simply not follow their plans. Temptation, an “obvious signal”, and just simple greed can lead traders down the road of being undisciplined. This is without a doubt one of the most dangerous mistakes, as traders will often lose more than they originally planned as they raised their amount risked.

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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 valuable component of any trading strategy, so it is important to understand what tracking error is and why it results. [...]

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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 in 2006, it is worth an examination. The ETN is similar in many respects to the exchange-traded fund (ETF) and is [...]

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    A Close Up of the Four Majors

A Close Up of the Four Majors

Following the herd and trading with the trend have always been known as the keys to success. But little is said about where the herd is. The market contains thousands of so called leading indicators and to those new to trading, determining which leading indicator to follow can be impossible [...]

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A Close Up of the Four Majors

  A Close Up of the Four Majors

Following the herd and trading with the trend have always been known as the keys to success. But little is said about where the herd is. The market contains thousands [...]

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A Close up of PriceLine

  A Close up of PriceLine

Followers of Priceline will appreciate the in depth view of our charts for a 5 minute window as we follow the trading activity. The Chart Here is a 5 minute chart snapshot [...]

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Trading in Currency ETFs

  Trading in Currency ETFs

The exchange-traded fund, or ETF, can be tremendously valuable to the short-term trader. They offer many of the advantages of mutual funds—primarily the ability to invest in an entire sector, [...]

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Day Trading Techniques: Earnings Flag

  Day Trading Techniques: Earnings Flag

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. One such technique is the earnings flag. It is a form of [...]

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Trading Techniques: Bad Earnings Surprise

  Trading Techniques: Bad Earnings Surprise

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. One such technique is the bad earnings surprise. It is a form [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 3: Vega

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 3: Vega

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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