Stock Market Made Simple: Support and Resistance

We have covered candles and candlestick charts in a couple of our earlier blogs. Now it is time to build on what we have learned and introduce the concept of support and resistance when analyzing a candlestick chart. And when I say analyzing, I really mean looking at a chart and trying to figure out […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: Using Stops

In this blog series, we have been laying a foundational understanding of the stock market so anyone can open and walk through the door to the world of trading. We want to remove the unknown barrier of fear as you discover the ins and outs of trading and investing. One of the best ways to […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Falling Three

​What is it?It is somewhat ironic this pattern is a five-candle pattern, even though we call it a Falling Three, but once you understand the pattern, it makes perfect sense. The first day closes with a large black candle. It is followed by three smaller candles which do not trade above or below the first […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: Market and Limit Orders

In our last blog, which you can read here, we covered using trading terminologies such as bears, bulls, open, and close which helped establish a broad understanding of market principles. In today’s blog, we are going a step further to discuss placing orders and closing open positions.What is a ​Market Order?A market order is the […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: Bear and Bull Markets

In our last blog, which you can read here, we covered buying stocks long and selling them short. Today we are going to cover a few commonly used trading terminologies such as bears, bulls, open, and close.What is a Bear Market?A bear market is generally defined as an overall downturn in the marketplace. The length […]

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Stock Market Made Simple: Buying Long and Selling Short

​Buying LongThere are many strategies when it comes to purchasing stock, but the most well-known method is the buy and hold approach, which is also known as going long. When you go long on a stock, you are purchasing shares in a company with the long-term belief the stock in question will increase in value […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bearish Engulfing

What is it?Similar to the One Black Crow, the Bearish Engulfing pattern also closes below the preceding day’s opening candle reflecting the bears have taken back more territory than the bulls gained. However, the big difference between the two is the Bearish Engulfing pattern gaps up at the market open instead of gapping down like […]

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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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