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Social Investing

bigdog posted on 02/26/15 at 12:06 PM

Here’s an interesting read for anyone (like me) who’s fascinated by the big-data prospects of mining social media sentiment for trade-able ideas: Can Social Listening Make You Millions in the S... more

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How to Vanquish Irrational Fears in Your Trading Plan

bigdog posted on 02/23/15 at 01:43 PM

I’m on a roll lately, blogging about trader psychology and how to improve your habits, outmaneuver your mental blocks, and trade at your peak performance level. Today’s topic:  irrational fea... more

No Comments Ranks TradeKing LIVE the #1 Broker Innovation of 2015!

bigdog posted on 02/18/15 at 11:54 AM

We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that the 2015 brokerage survey is out, and our newly revamped TradeKing LIVE platform ranks as their #1 broker innovation of the year!... more


Happy Presidents’ Day!

bigdog posted on 02/13/15 at 01:23 PM

Greetings, my fellow Americans! A friendly reminder that Monday, February 16th, is Washington’s Birthday (observed) AKA Presidents’ Day and a market holiday. TradeKing’s offices will be close... more

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Common Investing and Trading Mistakes (and Myths) – And How to Avoid Them

bigdog posted on 02/12/15 at 09:46 AM

I’m on a trader self-improvement kick these days. Recently I’ve posted on trader psychology, playing the trading odds smarter in 2015, and sticking to your financial New Year’s resolutions. T... more

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Americans Are Really Stressed Out About Money

bigdog posted on 02/09/15 at 04:30 PM

Surprise, surprise: Money is America’s #1 stressor, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association. A whopping 90% of survey respondents reported suffering either the sa... more

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Iconic “House of Morgan” Turning Into a Bowling Alley?

bigdog posted on 02/05/15 at 09:13 AM

I stumbled upon this Quartz article and thought it’d make a great share for Throwback Thursday: The most important building in American financial history may become a bowling alley by Matt Phillips... more

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Are Your Trading Problems All in Your Head?

bigdog posted on 02/02/15 at 12:39 PM

I’m noticing a theme of changing habits in my posts so far in 2015. I kicked off the year with How to Make – and Keep! – Your 2015 Financial Resolutions, followed by another post on physical ... more

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Introducing Risk Assist®

bigdog posted on 01/28/15 at 09:42 AM

We’ve just enriched TradeKing Advisors with an exciting new service, Risk Assist®. This optional feature aims to protect client principal investments during steep declines in the market by re... more

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Wealthy Women Are Way Better Investors Than Everyone Knows

bigdog posted on 01/26/15 at 04:37 PM

I’ve always wondered at the oft-cited stat that women investors are more cautious, taking on less risk than they should to achieve their long-term goals. It didn’t jive with my own experience... more

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Play the Odds Smarter in Your 2015 Trading

bigdog posted on 01/22/15 at 03:29 PM

How are those financial New Year’s resolutions shaping up so far? Recently I blogged a few reads I found useful on making money resolutions actually stick. Here’s another suggestion I learned... more

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Where Physical Fitness & Smarter Investing Intersect

bigdog posted on 01/20/15 at 03:21 PM

Show of hands, folks:  who’s resolved either to lose weight or trade smarter in 2015? Turns out, mixing metaphors of physical fitness and investing is a pretty popular trope. If you’re seeking ... more

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Carolina Lost In The Playoffs But Won In Customer Service

bigdog posted on 01/16/15 at 10:47 AM

Happy playoff season, football fans! With AFC and NFC championships this weekend, I know more than a few TradeKings are keeping one eye glued to the TV set at all times. (And here’s where I li... more

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Oil’s Slippery Slide – And How to Trade It

bigdog posted on 01/15/15 at 09:13 AM

Does it feel to you like traders just can’t stop talking about the recent slide in oil prices? It is pretty startling how sustained the trend has been and how oil prices still, apparently, ha... more


How to Make - and Keep! - Your 2015 Financial Resolutions

bigdog posted on 01/13/15 at 01:44 PM

Let me be perhaps the last person to wish you a Happy New Year! When, by the way, may we officially stop issuing that greeting, …maybe on the 15th, …or maybe for investors it should be right... more

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Spreading Holiday Cheer at TradeKing

bigdog posted on 12/31/14 at 12:43 PM

To my mind, the best part of the holidays is that generous, overflowing feeling they provide. Everyone is bursting with good feeling, and that overflow is expressed through a glorious excess of gif... more

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Happy Holidays, TradeKings and Queens!

bigdog posted on 12/30/14 at 03:16 PM

Just a short-and-sweet blog post today, friends, to wish you all season’s greetings and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. As always, we’re so glad you chose us as your online bro... more

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How Much Do You Believe in the American Dream?

bigdog posted on 12/26/14 at 01:44 PM

This is intriguing, if troubling news: The New York Times released the results of a poll indicating that Americans’ belief in the American dream is fraying, even as economic conditions steadi... more

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Yes, Virginia, the Santa Claus Rally is Real

bigdog posted on 12/24/14 at 12:11 PM

This just in: evidence that the Santa Claus rally might actually exist! USA Today columnist Matt Krantz reports on some upcoming academic research indicating that investors who invest $10,000... more

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What Financial Advice Would You Give Your Past (or Future) Self?

bigdog posted on 12/23/14 at 09:17 AM

Here’s an interesting article I stumbled on recently: Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self by Huffington Post contributor Jerry Patterson. It involved surveying a... more

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