Active Trader

Digging into oil, gold, and other commodities

Digging into oil and gold

Oil spills volatility. Gold seeks strong close after putting bear to bed. Agriculture sprouts price weakness.

September flows update

Strong flows persisted for U.S. ETP funds in recent months, while international funds saw mixed results.

Volatility: VIX and SPYIX

You can use the VIX and other tools to help you assess the level of volatility in the stock market.

Open and short

Short interest can help assess a stock’s sentiment; open interest, an option’s volatility.

Idea Generation

A case for bond ETFs

If you’re looking for income and diversification and also like exchange-traded funds, consider bond ETFs.

Fund flows

Brexit tilted fund flows toward defensive investments during the second quarter.

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Technical Analysis

How to use RSI

The relative strength index can help identify when a stock or index is over or underpriced.

Dow days of summer

Dow Theory can help you decide when market moves may have staying power.

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Trading Strategy

Penny stocks

Buying shares of small companies that you don’t have much information on can be perilous.

5 trading tips

For shorter-term investors, big price moves can present both risks and opportunities.

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