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Stock Trading for Beginners (2) – Stock Trading Strategies

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Stock Market Basics | Comments Off

Beginners Guide to Stock Trading – Decide Stock Trading Strategies   There are three basic stock trading strategies that beginners should be aware of:  day trading, swing trading and long-term investment. A Beginner should decide the trading strategy based on the financial goal and the available time on stock trading.   Day Trading   Day trading is not investing. Day trading refers to the buying and selling stocks on the same day. All positions are usually closed before the market close.  Most day traders focus on a very short-term trading and may buy and sell many times in a single trading day. Day trading is a full-time job because it requires...

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Stock Trading for Beginners (1) – Types of Brokerage Accounts

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Stock Market Basics | Comments Off

Beginners’ Guide to Stock Trading - Understand the Types of Brokerage Accounts   The first step for beginners to start stock trading is to open a brokerage account. A brokerage account is an account at a brokerage firm for the purpose of investing. A brokerage firm is a financial institution that facilitates the buying and selling of financial securities between a buyer and a seller.   Types of Brokerage Firms There are two types of brokerage firms: traditional brokerage and discount brokerage. A traditional brokerage firm (also known as a full service brokerage firm) can offer investors one-on-one service through a personal stock broker. The broker is...

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Stock Trading Terminology

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Glossary | Comments Off

Understand stock trading terminology is the first step for beginners to learn stock trading. This article lists the most frequently seen and must know stock trading terminology for the beginners. Terminology for stock option will not be covered because we do not recommend option trading for beginners. ALL-OR-NONE ORDER (AON) An order must be filled as a whole when it is executed. For example, Partial fill of 90 shares is not allowed if the order is to buy 100 shares. ASK The price the seller offers to sell the stock. This is the price that the investor may buy the stock. BEAR MARKET Market when prices are trending down. BID The price the buyer is willing to purchase...

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