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Active Trading Blog

3 Tech Companies Still Left To Report In May

The tech industry continues to experience success, and with the publicity the sector has gained as of late, earnings season should be particularly interesting for all things tech. Thanks to the Apple Watch release and potential BlackBerry acquisition, Tesla’s Elon Musk’s recent attention-grabbing remarks about world annihilation (which will, incidentally, come about thanks to Google),.. Read more

Key Suppliers of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)

By Craig Walters for Lightspeed Trading As the most highly valued public company in the world, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is perpetually under a level of scrutiny that a lot of small and mid-cap companies can escape. And one of its scrutinized items has recently been the ethical treatment of workers outside of its own.. Read more

Risk Management When Trading Stock

Most active traders are intimately familiar with basic risk management — planning entrances and exits before execution and following through with appropriate stop-loss and take-profit orders. However, risk management is much more complicated than simply being aware of at which price points you are willing to buy and sell. This most basic strategy should not.. Read more

Entities Provide Tax Benefits to Traders

By Robert A. Green, CPA and CEO of GreenTraderTax.com. Excerpt from Green’s 2015 Trader Tax Guide. (25%-off coupon at the bottom.) Forming an entity can save active investors and business traders significant taxes. Active investors can prevent wash-sale losses calculated between their individual taxable investment accounts and IRAs with an entity account. Business traders solidify.. Read more

Using Trade Imbalances for Better Trading

Trade imbalances can serve as potential profit opportunities and show positions with an especially high amount of risk. Order imbalances exist when orders to buy or sell a security far outweigh the current supply. These situations usually last for just a few moments because the announcement fuels a wave of liquidity and the market maker.. Read more