Stock Market Made Simple: Anatomy of a Candle

In our fourth installment of our Stock Market Made Simple blog series, we are taking a closer look at the various aspects of an individual candle. Interesting enough, each candle’s body and wick length or lack of it, tells us a story. If we understand the story behind a candle’s ​assorted characteristics, then we can […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: What Is a Candlestick Chart?

Welcome to the third installment of our new introduction to trading blog series called Stock Market Made Simple. In last week’s post, which you can read here, we covered how a stock was traded in the marketplace. Today was are going to go a little deeper in our journey and cover candlestick charts.What Is a […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: How is a Stock Traded?

In the first blog of our new Stock Market Made Simple series, which you can read here, we learned what a stock is and how you can benefit from owning shares of a company’s stock. Today, we are going to take a look at how you can purchase and sell stock – which brings us […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: What is a Stock?

Welcome to the first installment of our new introduction to trading blog series. In this series, we will be building a foundational understanding of the stock market from the ground up. So, if you are curious about the stock market and how it works, and if you want to learn the basic principles of how […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: One Black Crow

​What is it?The One Black Crow candlestick pattern is made up of two candlesticks and starts with a long bullish white candle. It is followed by a long black candle which opens and closes lower than the previous white candle’s open and close. Remember, both candles in this pattern should be long candlesticks.Where is it?The […]

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An Overview of Options

Options are perhaps best thought of as the name implies, as a tool which gives their owner options. Since the market has both buying and selling activities, we also have options associated with each transaction:Options that give you the right to buy are named Call Options.Options that give you the right to sell are named […]

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Approaching the Market: Trading vs. Investing

There are two main approaches when it comes to the stock market, you can trade stocks, or you can invest in a company’s stock. A trader is someone who looks to extract capital from the stock market consistently. While an investor is someone who looks to place or park cash in the stock market with […]

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The 5 Worst Candlestick Patterns to Trade

Taking the time to learn candlestick patterns is one of the best uses of time for any trader. Once you learn the patterns, they will stay with you forever. However, before you go out and spend a lot of time memorizing patterns, understand there are some patterns which provide little useful information because the signals […]

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The Hidden Danger of Buying Call Options

Options are relatively simple to learn and extremely exciting from which to profit. Unfortunately, they also come saddled with a couple secrets most traders never take time to understand in the shape of implied volatility and vega. Now, imagine you are sitting at your computer looking over your stock portfolio. As you sit there, you check […]

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Top 5 Favorite Candlestick Patterns

Since the beginning of TradeSmart, we have often been asked by students which candlestick patterns are the best? They may change the question around a little bit to which ones are the most reliable or is such and such pattern better than this pattern. Regardless of how the question is phrased, it always comes down […]

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