Knowledge

Whether you're a new investor or an experienced trader, knowledge is the key to confidence. We're here to help you learn with guided overviews on major topics, in-depth articles, videos, and our complete educational library.

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Watch the video to learn the four main reasons investors use options strategies in their portfolios: flexibility, leverage, hedging, and income generation.

Learn how to use stop orders and put options to potentially protect your stock position against a drop in the stock market.

If you’re like many investors, you might use a limit order to sell the stock at a higher price, and then wait to see if you get a fill. But there’s another way you may want to consider.

In this video, we will take a look at some reasons why many investors trade futures and why you may want to consider incorporating them into your trading strategy.

Discover the characteristics of a futures contract, and how they provide confidence to both buyers and sellers.

What is settlement? Depending on the needs of the traders and the product being traded, it could mean something different.

Read this article to understand some of the considerations to keep in mind when trading on margin.

Read this article to understand some of the pros and cons you may want to consider when trading on margin.

Read this article to gain an understanding of basic hedging strategies.

Will XYZ stock go up or down? Some traders try to answer this question by studying the basic characteristics of XYZ’s business. These characteristics may include sales, earnings, debt, and other financial aspects of the business. This method of analyzing a stock is known as fundamental analysis.

One of the three assumptions of technical analysis is that stock prices tend to move in trends. Another way to think about this assumption is by borrowing from the world of physics and Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. In particular, Newton’s law of motion states that an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an opposing force.

Among all the aspects of technical analysis, perhaps the most important and actionable concepts are support and resistance. Many other aspects of technical analysis, such as price patterns, are based on the key concepts of support and resistance.

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