Category Archives for Foundations of Stocks and Options

Foundations: The Anatomy of Options

In our last blog, we introduced the concept of stock options and how trading them is similar to trading stocks. If you are long on a stock, you will need to use a call option. If you are short on a stock, you will need to use a put option. The main principles are the […]

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Foundations: Introduction to Stock Options

When it comes to stock trading, there are two main approaches; you can either buy a stock and sell it when it increases in value, or you can short a stock and take your profits as the price of the stock drops. In both cases, you are dealing with transactions of actual shares of a […]

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Foundations: Moving Averages

In our Stock Market Made Simple series we introduced you to using indicators and the information they bring to a trader’s toolkit, which you can read here. Today, we are going to take a closer look at indicators as ​they are ​presented in Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 Class 5. We will cover […]

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Foundations: Trend Lines

Two weeks ago, we covered building a framework for your trades using support and resistance lines. When we locate and mark lines of support and resistance on our charts, it gives us a framework upon which we can ​build. It provides a graphical representation of trader sentiment, and it defines pivot points where a stock […]

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Foundations: Buying Long and Selling Short

​In last week’s blog, which you can read here, we covered building a framework for your trades using support and resistance lines. By marking lines of support on a candlestick chart, we are identifying price points which the stock historically will not drop below, and by marking lines of resistance, we are identifying price points […]

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Foundations: Support and Resistance a Framework for Trading

We first introduced you to support and resistance lines in our Stock Market Made Simple blog, which you can read here. Today, we are going to dive deeper by introducing you to technical analysis as it is taught in Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 Class 2.Technical analysis is the study of a stock’s […]

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Foundations: Breaking Down a Stock Chart

In our Stock Market Made Simple blog series, we introduced the concept of a stock chart and covered the information they provide to traders, which you can read here. Today, we are going to delve deeper into stock charts as it is taught in Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 Class 1.​What Is a […]

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