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Seasonality: Do Stocks Really Go Up In January?

Many Wall Street pundits have been talking about the Santa Claus rally and the January Effect. In both cases, stocks are expected to go higher based upon a seasonal pattern. This is an appealing idea to trade because if there are reliable seasonal patterns then traders can boost their returns by taking more aggressive trades […]

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Spotting Stock Market Winners

Traders like to shoot for big wins and are willing to accept small losses along the way. In the stock market, big winners unfold over years and could be a valuable core holding in a trading account. Stocks can be traded on margin and many brokers allow traders to margin stocks, futures and options in […]

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Are Stocks and Bonds Really Different?

In the long-term, investors in stocks and bonds have different goals but the performance of the two investments has been about the same over the past thirty years. Given the similarity in long-term performance, it is worth looking at the question of whether or not stocks can be traded with the same strategies as bonds […]

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Do Stops Work?

One of the first lessons that new traders are taught is that one of the keys to success is to cut losses and let winners run. This almost always leads traders to believe stop loss orders should be used to cut losses and are a valuable part of any trading strategy. Individual traders also seem […]

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