Active Trader

Buy calls

Buying calls

Call options grant you the right to control stock at a fraction of the full price.

ETF trading tips

Here’s how to seek the best price for an exchange-traded fund you’re considering.

Timing your trades

Bollinger Bands® are widely used technical indicators for short-term traders. See what they’re signaling now.

IPOs: What's ahead?

Why the slowdown in IPOs may be ending. What to look for—and why careful research is key.

Idea Generation

Inside ETFs

Learn the basics—including the benefits and risks—of investing in exchange-traded funds.

Fund flows: 2016 in review

Demand for ETFs set another record as investors sought out U.S. stock funds—especially after the election.

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Technical Analysis

The January barometer

How might stocks perform in 2017? Here’s what this widely followed market theory suggests.

How to trade in a channel

Stocks broke out of a channel to reach all-time highs. Learn how to spot potential channels in the S&P 500.

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Trading Strategy

Picking the right expiration date

A delicate balance between time and cost is at the heart of this critical choice when buying or selling options.

A volatility strategy

Here's how to capture opportunities created by volatility with the calendar spread.

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