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Expanding Your Options Strategies Now that you have reached the advanced stages of your options trading education, it is time to start expanding your trading strategies so that you can truly take advantage of the opportunities these markets have to offer.  When we compare options trading to other traditional forms

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futures

Futures Basics – Who Trades Futures? Futures traders generally fall into one of two categories: speculators and hedgers. In most cases, hedgers use futures to protect their business from losses if massive price volatility is seen. These investors can lock-in favorable pricing on the materials needed to run their businesses,

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futures

Futures Intermediate — When To Buy, When To Sell If you consider yourself ready to start taking active positions in the futures markets, make sure you know the difference between a long position and a short position. Those that are not familiar with the financial trading environment usually assume that

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Futures Advanced — What Is The Influence Of Central Banks? When we look at the financial news media, some of the most market moving events are driven by central bank decisions. Typically, the stated responsibility of any central bank is to maintain price stability and support the upward potential for

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forex

When to Buy, When to Sell When you start trading in the forex market, it is critical to have a sense of when you will need to buy a currency — and when it is time to sell. This might seem like an easy task but if that were the

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options

How to Read an Options Table Now that you have completed the Options Basics section, it is time to start preparing for real-time trading.  In order to do this, you will need to have an understanding of the mechanics for the trades themselves.  Option values are determined by elements like

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forex

Exotic Currencies By nearly all measures, the foreign exchange market is one of the most diverse markets in the world. This is because the forex market encompasses the currencies of every nation in the world. Some currencies are more commonly traded than others, and we have included a list of

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options

What is Options Trading? In the financial markets, options refer to contracts that offer the right — but not the obligation — to buy or sell an asset at a later date for a predetermined price.  Options are binding contracts with a strict set of clearly defined terms, and they

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commodities

Bull and Bear Cycles Those with some commodities trading experience have almost certainly come across the terms bullish and bearish.  Upsurges in price activity and commodities valuations are associated with the positive, or bullish, side of the market. Declines in price activity are associated with the negative, or bearish, side

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forex

Candlestick Reversal Patterns Most forex traders that use technical analysis as the basis for their positions spend a lot of time watching candlestick charts. This chart type is useful on a number of different fronts, and one of the best examples of this can be found in the ways candlestick

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