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US dependence on Saudi Oil falls! (9/4/2015) - Times have been changing rather quickly for the alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The main reason is energy. US dependence on Saudi Oil has been dropping rapidly in the last decade, dropping by 50% thanks largely to increased oil production in America (if you want to try trading oil on HowTheMarketWorks, check... Continue reading »
American markets recover after China’s crash! (9/3/2015) - The next 5 days will be a very important learning experience for traders trying to sift through the rubble after China’s highly-publicized currency devaluation and subsequent shockwaves through the world markets. American markets have begun their recovery, with the S&P 500 (ETF: ) and Dow-Jones (ETF: ) indecies both recovering some of the losses. However,... Continue reading »
Jobs data released, Stocks Up! (9/2/2015) -   Stock index futures are up this morning as investors are starting to see buying opportunities after the big losses last month that stemmed from China’s stock crash and currency unrest around the world. However, investors are beginning to think that the initial sell-off was a bit of an overreaction; stock index futures are used... Continue reading »

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Trailing Orders - Definition An order type that allows to set a moving stop or limit target price. The target price moves based on the daily high. Trailing stops can be set either in percentage or in dollars and cents terms. When in dollar terms it will activate when the price has moved by the target you have... Continue reading »
Risk Level - Definition Your “Risk Level” is how much risk you are willing to accept to get a certain level of reward; riskier stocks are both the ones that can lose the most or gain the most over time. Risk Understanding the level of risk you need and want is a very important part of selecting a... Continue reading »
Asset - Definition: An asset is anything that has monetary value and can be sold. Assets can be anything from a pencil (though it is not worth much) to a skyscraper to things like Stocks and ETFs. There can also be intangible assets such as the value of a brand name or logo. Details: Assets generally refer... Continue reading »
Open Interest - Definition Open Interest is the total number of options or futures contracts that are “open”, meaning currently owned by an investor and not yet expired. Details Think first in terms of options contracts: by owning an option, it signifies that there is interest in actually trading that stock, although at a different price. Since this... Continue reading »
Pullback - A pullback is a technical analysis term used frequently when a stock “pulls” back to a resistance and/or support line, usually after a breakout has occurred. Pullbacks can be in an uptrend or downtrend and can pull back upwards or downwards. In the example below we can see a pullback as it retraces back to... Continue reading »
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