Trading Tools and Strategies

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  • What Is Breakout Trading?

    Breakout trading is a strategy implemented by market participants aimed at capitalising upon an upcoming trend or directional move in price. While there are many approaches that encourage trade execution in response to current price action, breakout trading promotes market entry through anticipating a forthcoming move. Breakout traders aspire to become active in the marketplace before, or very soon after, a strong trend in pricing begins. The philosophy behind selecting…

  • Short Selling

    Short selling occurs when traders sell an asset without owning it on the expectation that its price will fall and they can buy it back for a lower cost to make a profit.

  • Basic Money Management Strategies

    In everyday life, and in the discipline of active trading ten-fold, "money management" plays a pivotal role in a large portion of all decisions. As a term, money management is defined as the process of knowing where money is going, how it is being spent and having a well-drawn-out plan to facilitate a specific end. Whether one is shopping for food at a grocery store or actively trading an equities…

  • What Is Scalping?

    In the financial marketplaces of the world, there are numerous different styles and trading methodologies employed with the goal of achieving profitability. One of the most prominent forms of trading used by both retail and institutional traders alike is known as "scalping." Scalping is a trade management strategy in which the trader elects to take small profits quickly as they become available within the marketplace. Often referred to as "picking…

  • What Are Dark Pools?

    Dark pools are networks of privately held trading forums, exchanges or markets that provide a platform for the anonymous trading of securities. Dark pools facilitate non-exchange-based trading practices between broker-dealer firms and investors interested in placing orders for the trade of specific securities outside of public scrutiny. Dark pools are also referred to as "dark pool liquidity" or "dark liquidity." Purpose Of Dark Pools The main objective of a dark…

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