Buying Power and BPR

What exactly is buying power? As a small account trader, this is a number that I have to pay very close attention to, to make sure that I don’t have the potential of wiping out my entire account with one trade. The number basically is the maximum amount of money that I have to trade…

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The Earnings Plight

One thing that we have to pay attention to when we trade is earnings. I haven’t mentioned it very much on here, because I tend to trade ETFs (which don’t have earnings, most of the time), so I normally don’t worry about it too much. But when we have active positions in single stocks, it’s…

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The Key Tenets of Trading

The market can be scary. This active trading stuff can be scary. I’m still reeling from some burns. I’m still nervous to get back into the market. (side note: I will be getting back into the market, and documenting my trades on here for everyone to see) But I have to remember the key tenets of…

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Kurtosis= What?

When we have a stock, we like to look at the distribution of its returns to figure out the likelihood of certain outcomes. The 4 main things this distribution tells us is the average, or the mean, the standard deviation, 0r how spread out the data is, skew, or which way the data is “biased”,…

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