Trading Tools and Strategies

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  • 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 for Traders?

    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…

  • What Is Rollover In Futures Trading?

    In the trading of futures, "rollover" refers to the process of closing out open positions in soon-to- expire contracts in favour of contracts with later expiration dates. Rollover is unique to each product, and it produces a substantial impact upon volatility and price action within the marketplace. The days surrounding an individual contract's rollover are especially important in the area of risk management. The full attention of investors engaged in…

  • The Basics Of Exit Strategies

    When trading in forex (as with trading in any asset), market participants will want to follow the age-old recommendation to "buy low and sell high." To do this, they will clearly need to develop a rationale and trading strategies designed to enter the market when asset prices are low. But what about the other end of the trade? When is it an appropriate time to get out? Many market participants…

  • Triangular Arbitrage

    What is Arbitrage? Arbitrage trading is an opportunity in financial markets when similar assets can be purchased and sold simultaneously at different prices for profit. Simply put, an arbitrageur buys cheaper assets and sells more expensive assets at the same time to take a profit with no net cash flow. In theory, the practice of arbitrage should require no capital and involve no risk. In practice, however, attempts at arbitrage…

  • What Is Spread Betting?

    Spread betting is a speculative strategy in which participants make bets on the price movements of a security. At its most basic level, this kind of speculation involves placing wagers on the bid and ask prices provided by a spread-betting company. Because spread betting does not involve buying or selling the underlying asset, it is a type of financial derivatives trading. Participants are able to target a vast array of…

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