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Trading strategies

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Overview

In this course you’ll learn about a variety of trading strategies. With a better understanding of the types of strategies available you can make a well informed decision about which types may be right for your portfolio.

Objectives

When you complete this course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the key terms and concepts of different trading strategies
  • Know the potential benefits and risks involved with various trading strategies
  • Determine which trading strategy or strategies may be right for your portfolio
Course Outline
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1. Swing trading setups Article
Keep in mind, whatever strategy you choose, stops and money management are essential to your success.
Keep in mind, whatever strategy you choose, stops and money management are essential to your success.
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2. Day trading Article
In this section, Risks of Day Trading, investors will learn about some of the requirements day traders must meet; this section underscores the importance of meeting these requirements.
In this section, Risks of Day Trading, investors will learn about some of the requirements day...
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3. Trading on the news Article
There are consistent characteristics that events have over time. You can begin to build a strategy or portfolio and be ready to take advantage of these events should they start to appear.
There are consistent characteristics that events have over time. You can begin to build a strategy...
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4. Pairs trading Article
The pairs trader attempts to capitalize on market imbalances between two or more financial instruments, such as stocks or funds, in anticipation of making money when the inequality is corrected.
The pairs trader attempts to capitalize on market imbalances between two or more financial...
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5. Range trading Article
The goal of a range trade is to find a point at which price has stretched too far above or beneath the average price and must snap back like a rubber band and/or to find a point where resistance or support has formed and is likely to hold again.
The goal of a range trade is to find a point at which price has stretched too far above or beneath...
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6. Selling short Article
In this section, Traditional Shorting-Borrower Beware, investors will learn about some of the aspects of selling short to keep in mind; this section underscores the importance of monitoring borrowing costs, dividend payment schedules, and co-mingling of long and short positions.
In this section, Traditional Shorting-Borrower Beware, investors will learn about some of the...
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7. Momentum trading strategies Article
A variety of technical analysis tools can be used to assist with a momentum-based approach. To learn more about these tools please visit our Technical Analysis section.
A variety of technical analysis tools can be used to assist with a momentum-based approach. To learn...
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Technical analysis focuses on market action – specifically, volume and price. Technical analysis is only one approach to analyzing stocks. When considering what stocks to buy or sell, you should use the approach that you're most comfortable with. As with all your investments, you must make your own determination whether an investment in any particular security or securities is right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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