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Three Ways Active Traders Use Stock Screens

One of the hardest aspects of trading can be coming up with ideas. Abandonment of an investment thesis in order to participate in the market can lead to very toxic transactions. In today’s market of low volatility and volume, this is especially true. This blog post looks at several ways traders can use stock screeners.. Read more

Using Correlation in Extended Hours Trading

The previous Active Trading blog examined risks and preparation for extended hours trading. Now, a strategy for pre-market and after-hours trading is examined. Extended hours trading can be potentially profitable, in part because high frequency traders are not active. However, traders need to be aware that this lack of volume, along with less activity from.. Read more

Lightspeed Preparing For Extended Hours

Premarket and after-hours hours trading can be especially profitable, but also offer unique risks. With high frequency traders less active outside of the regular hours session, individuals have the opportunity to profit from trades which would otherwise be difficult. However, the absence of these traders, and others, makes markets thin. This blog looks at risks.. Read more

What Are Moving Averages?

Moving averages are often the first technical indicators traders are exposed to, specifically the simple moving average. This blog post looks at the purpose of simple moving averages and how traders can customize them to their trading strategies Moving averages were developed to give investors and traders a less noisy view of how the value.. Read more

What moves the VIX?

At the end of January a blog was published explaining how the VIX is calculated. In short, the VIX is based on the premium traders are paying for options protection. For this reason, the VIX usually moves conversely to the market: when stock prices drop, traders demand more protection, prices rise and subsequently the VIX.. Read more

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