Thursday, October 1, 2020

Reminders About Margin, Part 1

Why it pays to understand the risks when trading with borrowed money.
You Have Two Months to Fund IRAs for 2018

You Have Less Than Two Months to Fund IRAs for 2018

Most people know tax day is less than two months away. But did you know it's also the deadline to fund an IRA? Individual retirement accounts are a special way to save. It's a little...

Takeaways From Tuesday’s Remarkable Session

A bunch of interesting things happened yesterday -- all of them potentially bullish. First, the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since February 1. Translation? The early-2018 market crash is pretty much history. In...

Traders, Key an Eye on Small Caps

It's a busy week for earnings and economic news. But, don't forget about one the year's strongest areas in the market. We're talking about small-cap stocks, tracked by the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM). Its...

A look behind Monday’s wild ride

"Lows are never made on Friday." That old trader's rule of thumb seems truer than ever now. The basic idea is that when a week ends on a bearish note, some investors will capitulate over...

Are Stocks Coiling for Another Move?

Stocks are squeezing into an increasingly tight range with some key events on the horizon. Some chart watchers may wonder if another big move is coming soon. First consider the shrinking monthly swings on the...

Here’s How to Be Ready the Next Time Momentum Stocks Pull Back

Stocks had a dramatic and fast pullback this week. Here's an example of ways to find pullbacks when something like this happens. The screenshot below shows members of the...

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Levels on the S&P 500

Ever heard the saying that "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades?" It means coming close to a goal isn't good enough for most projects. But it can be good enough when it come...

Get the Most from TradeStation

Our award-winning platform has everything you need to tackle the markets with confidence. But are you really taking full advantage of everything TradeStation has to offer? For customers hoping to learn more, we're excited to...

Small Caps Trying to Break Out

Almost a month ago, Market Insights spotted a bullish triangle in small cap stocks. Today they're trying to break out. The chart below shows the tightening range on the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) over the...
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