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Understanding Time Decay – What You Should Know

Time Decay As an option approaches its expiration date, there is less time to realize a profit – or additional profit – before the option expires. As a result, options lose value as they get closer to their expiration dates. This is known as time decay. Time decay can be observed in the price of […]

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How Dividends Affect Stock Prices – A Deeper Look

Dividends add value to a stock by offering investors a cash or stock payout simply for holding shares. Dividends are especially popular among long-term value investors since they provide a relatively stable income source, but they can also increase the value of stocks for day traders. Importantly, dividends are not free and can play an […]

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Economic Factors That Can Impact the Stock Market

Broad economic factors routinely have a jolting influence on the stock market, forcing traders to react both quickly and over time to adjust to new market conditions. Understanding the types of economic factors that affect the market and how they influence it can go a long way toward improving your profitability as a trader. Why […]

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What is a Pump and Dump Scheme?

Pump and dump schemes are illegal, yet prevalent in today’s digital trading world where anyone can quickly and easily put money into “hot” investments. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of how a pump and dump scheme works, how to spot them, and how to profit when you see an illegal pump and dump […]

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Stock Trading vs. Forex Trading

Stock trading and foreign exchange, or “forex” trading, are similar in that they depend on taking advantage of constantly changing prices – but that’s where the similarities largely end. Understanding the differences between forex and stock trading can help you to decide whether one type of trading may be more suitable to your goals and […]

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