Basics Of Debit Spreads

Debit Spreads Debit spreads are a type of option trade involving two different options on the same stock or index, aiming to capitalize on an expected movement of the chart in question, but hedging the 'bet', so to speak, with one of the two options. They're an attractive trade because the risk is limited, though the maximum profit is also...

Moving Averages, Golden Cross & Death Cross In Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis: Moving Average Lines (Death Cross and Golden Cross) Of all the technical analysis tools available to a trader, moving average lines are the simplest. Yet, that simplicity makes them powerful tools; interpreting them and using them to generate buy and sell signals isn't difficult or subject to interpretation.  A moving average line is simply the average closing price...

Outside Day Technical Analysis Chart Pattern

Candlestick Pattern: Outside Day An outside day is an important but simple chart pattern that any trader with access  to stock or index charts can utilize right away as a means of spotting reversal pressure. Simply put, an outside day is a two-bar pattern consisting of an open and a close that create a range that's above and below the prior...

Basics Of Debit Spreads

Debit Spreads Debit spreads are a type of option trade involving two different options on the same stock or index, aiming to capitalize on an expected movement of the chart in question, but hedging the 'bet', so to speak, with one of the two options. They're an attractive trade because the risk is limited, though the maximum profit is also...

Best Buy (BBY) Heads Lower On Disappointing Outlook

Best Buy (BBY) Still Unable to Produce Revenue Growth Electronics retailer Best Buy (BBY) may have grown its bottom line and topped earnings estimates last quarter, but nothing else about its Q3 results or its Q4 outlook were acceptable in the eyes of investors, who sent BBY shares sharply lower on Thursday. All told, Best Buy earned an adjusted 41 cents...

HD & LOW Results Show Not All Retailers Are Suffering

Strong Q3 Numbers From Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW) Say Consumerism is Alive and Well Were it just one OR the other to top its third-quarter earnings estimates, it might be easy to dismiss those strong results and agree that U.S. consumers are losing their will and ability to spend. To see both Lowe's (LOW) AND Home Depot (HD) beat...

The Shooting Star Japanese Candlestick Chart Pattern

Candlestick Trading Patterns: Shooting Star While a stock's or index's momentum can be compelling to a trader, unexpected reversals can quickly wreak havoc on what appeared to be a smart decision. One effective way to spot potential reversals is by careful review of the shape of the bars of that trend. Specifically, one can glean a great deal of subtle...

Wal-Mart (WMT) Rolls the Dice on an Unusual Black Friday Strategy

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Gambles On Changing Its Black Friday Strategy Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) isn't interested in going overboard to win the Black Friday war this year, and judging from the stock's response to the announcement last week, investors are none too happy about it. And, given a couple of quarters of lackluster earnings and the subsequent 32% year-to-date pullback from...

The Shooting Star Japanese Candlestick Chart Pattern

Candlestick Trading Patterns: Shooting Star While a stock's or index's momentum can be compelling to a trader, unexpected reversals can quickly wreak havoc on what appeared to be a smart decision. One effective way to spot potential reversals is by careful review of the shape of the bars of that trend. Specifically, one can glean a great deal of subtle...

Relative Strength Index (RSI) – A Useful Charting & Trading Tool

Relative Strength Index (RSI) The relative strength index, often abbreviated as RSI, is a straightforward technical analysis tool designed to indicate what's it name would suggest…  the strength (or weakness) of a stock's or index's recent performance in relation to its average, longer-term performance. It should not be confused with a technical tool simply called relative strength, which compares a...
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