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Active Trading Blog

Why The First And Last Half Hours Are The Most Important Times Of The Trading Day

By: Wayne Duggan For day traders, a day’s or week’s worth of profits can come in a matter of minutes or even seconds. That’s why traders always want to be in on the action during the optimal trading times every day. Without question, the best time for trading is the first and last half hour.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, May 22, 2017

IPOX 100 U.S. back on top of weekly performance rankings, rises as most U.S. equities fall. IPOX-linked ETFs “FPX” and “FPXI” gain on the week, dodge the Brazil bullet. Review of week’s global deals: Amid buyer’s market for IPOs, IPOs show initial strength; Solid deal flow seen. IPOX 100 U.S. back on top of weekly.. Read more

The VIX Explained

By: Wayne Duggan Most traders are aware of the VIX and have at least some vague idea what it represents — market volatility. However, in order to trade VIX-based market volatility, traders must first understand how exactly the VIX tracks market volatility and what types of trading strategies can capture that movement. What is the.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, May 15, 2017

China-linked tech exposure propels IPOX International to another big week. IPOX 100 U.S. consolidates. “FPXI” ETF extends weekly winning streak to Seven. Review of week’s global deals: 1/3 of deal’s close week below final offer price. Upside focus on Nordic region. China-linked tech exposure propels IPOX International to another big week. IPOX 100 U.S. consolidates... Read more

Lightspeed Trader Adds Short Locate Functionality

A long-requested capability that users wanted in the Lightspeed Trader platform was the ability to find stocks to short easier and faster. Version 8.2.171 of Lightspeed Trader added a new functionality which allows customers to request shorts which are not found on the “Easy to Borrow” list. This new feature is an example of one.. Read more

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