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A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market - The stock market can be a daunting place for anyone who is new to the concept, but, when you get to grips with it, it can be an exciting and exhilarating place to be. The stock market itself is a very fickle and unstable environment, with shifts and changes happening daily, and one event can have a far-reaching knock-on effect. However, with the recession making things difficult in the past few years and pensions and investments giving back an all-time low, many people are looking to the stock market as somewhere to invest and make money. Here is the ultimate guide for beginners who don't know the first thing about stocks and shares but who would like to learn the basics. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Market Beginner's Guide

Five Things Your Stock Broker Isn't Telling You - Many people make the mistake of assuming that their stock broker is working in their be interest. Here are 5 things your broker isn't telling you. To read the article, click the following link: 5 Things

Penny Stocks: Does it Pay to Think Small? - To be a successful trader you need to be able to find and act on opportunities wherever they may arise and, whilst you may have lofty ambitions as far as the return on your investment is concerned, that doesn't always mean you'll be looking at investing in Fortune 500 companies that are already world beaters. This is where so called "penny stocks" come in. To read the article, click the following link: Penny Stocks

Free Half-Day Stock Trading Class in Charlotte - If you've ever wanted to learn how to trade stocks like the pros, we have a great opportunity for you. If you live within driving distance of Charlotte, NC we can offer you a free half day trading class that will give you the foundation you need to start trading as a business. Most traders trade like it's a hobby. They read about stocks from time to time and act on the advice of others with no real plan of their own. This type of trading relies too much on luck rather than knowledge, and rarely leads to long-term success. If you want to make real money in the market, you need to approach trading like it's a business. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Trading Charlotte

Direct Access Trading - Direct access trading allows investors to trade directly with market makers and specialists, rather than going through a broker. Direct access trading uses software to link directly to the major stock exchanges and electronic communication networks, or ECNs. (An ECN is a completely electronic stock exchange.) Having this direct access to the exchanges not only saves the trader on commissions, but it also allows for faster executions and immediate trade confirmations. For active traders, and those who need immediate information, this instantaneous action and reaction is a great value. To read the article, click the following link: Direct Access Trading

Free Half Day Trading Class in Atlanta - If you live in within driving distance of Atlanta, we can offer you a free half day trading class at the Marietta, GA location of Online Trading Academy. This is a unique opportunity available to those who are interested in learning some critical aspects to stock trading, as well as some secrets of the pros. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Trading Atlanta

Free Half Day Trading Class in Milwaukee - If you live in Milwaukee, Green Bay, or anywhere else in the state of Wisconsin, we can offer you a free half day trading class at the Germantown, WI location of Online Trading Academy. This is a unique opportunity available to those who are within driving distance of the Milwaukee area to learn some critical aspects to stock trading. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Trading Milwaukee

How Stock Dividends Work - We receive a lot of questions from our readers regarding stock dividends and how they work. In particular, people want to know when they need to buy or sell a stock in order to be entitled to the dividend payment, and how much tax they will owe on it. Here are the answers and explanations for frequently asked questions about stock dividends. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Dividends

Investing in China - Many of our readers have asked us whether or not they should consider investing in China, and if so, what is the best way to go about it. The answer to the first question is yes. In today’s global economy, every investment portfolio should own foreign investments, including some from emerging markets. To read the article, click the following link: Investing in China

A Basic Introduction to Shorting Stocks - Stock shorting is a high risk trading strategy used by sophisticated investors who believe that the value of a company's stock is going to fall, and they want to profit when it does. The act of shorting is selling share of a stock that you do not own, in anticipation of the stock value dropping so you can buy it back at a later date…for less money than you sold it. In other words, you’re trying to buy low and sell high, but in reverse. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Shorting

'Defensive' Stocks: Are They the Ticket in a Downturn? - Approximately three out of four stocks go down in a bear market. This ratio doesn't just apply to high beta names; historically, 75 percent of all stocks go down when the general market falls. To read the article, click the following link: Defensive Stocks

Popular Culture and the Stock Market - Both a study of the stock market and a study of trends in popular attitudes support the conclusion that the movement of aggregate stock prices is a direct recording of mood and mood change within the investment community, and by extension, within the society at large. To read the article, click the following link: Culture and the Stock Market

Introduction to Exchange Traded Funds - Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, are index funds that trade just like stocks on major stock exchanges. If you want to invest in the market quickly and cheaply, ETFs are the most practical vehicle. They help the investor focus on what is most important…choice of asset classes. To read the article, click the following link: ETF Trading

Take a Free Power Stock Trading Workshop in Kansas City - If you live in western Missouri or eastern Kansas, we can offer you a free 2-hour stock trading workshop at the Overland Park, KS location of Online Trading Academy. This is a unique opportunity available to those who are within driving distance of the Kansas City area to learn some critical aspects to stock trading. To read more about this free offer, click the following link: Stock Trading Kansas City

The Risks of Buying Stock on Margin - Anyone who's looking to invest should know their options, and about the dangers that come with them. Buying stocks on margin is one way of buying stocks, but it is one that comes with a fair amount of risk. So is it something you should do? To read the article, click the following link: Buying on Margin

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