bigdog’s Blog posts

Which Behavioral Patterns Create Investing Opportunities?

bigdog posted on 04/17/15 at 04:49 PM

You could say there are two kinds of traders: the “sell in May, go away” crowd and those who see “sell in May” as a potentially exploitable market opportunity. If you’re the latter, you’ll find... more

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A Little Tax Day Fun: 2015 Edition!

bigdog posted on 04/15/15 at 09:48 AM

For several years now, I’ve shared some fun Tax-Day-themed finds to help you blow off steam on 4/15: the most nail-biting, mind-numbing, dully stressful day of the year. Don’t you deserve a br... more

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April is Financial Literacy Month!

bigdog posted on 04/08/15 at 02:12 PM

I've made no secret of the fact that part of TradeKing’s mission is helping independent investors educate themselves to make smarter trading and investing decisions. And most Americans sorely n... more

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What March Madness Can Teach Traders & Investors

bigdog posted on 04/01/15 at 09:30 AM

Hoops-fans: welcome back to your favorite sports season! North Carolina is huge basketball country, so plenty of TradeKingers, myself included, have been excited to hunker down for the big spr... more

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Company Hold Music

bigdog posted on 03/30/15 at 04:27 PM

At TradeKing, we always try to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, imagining how they experience our brand and services. Getting the client experience exactly right means sweating every deta... more

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Let’s Hear It for Chores!

bigdog posted on 03/25/15 at 10:35 AM

Did you catch this Wall Street Journal article “Why Children Need Chores” by reporter Jennifer Breheny Wallace? It confirms what many adults suspect: even though chores have “fallen victim to t... more

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The 3 Hardest Words to Say Are…?

bigdog posted on 03/23/15 at 11:59 AM

Why is it so tough to admit it when you don’t know something? Investing, business, politics - nearly every endeavor in life is fraught with uncertainty. Yet plenty of otherwise intelligent adul... more

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Apple Watch - Hot or Not?

bigdog posted on 03/17/15 at 09:45 AM

So last Monday Apple hosted a splashy media event to introduce the world to Apple Watch, which goes on sale next month. In addition to keeping track of time, Apple Watch can monitor your vit... more

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TradeKing Media - Taking Live Collaboration for Traders to the Next Level

bigdog posted on 03/11/15 at 10:13 AM

Big news to announce today, folks: we’ve created a new subsidiary, TradeKing Media. It’ll soon become the primary resource for all our comprehensive educational content and the social collabor... more

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TradeKing Wins 4 Stars from Barrons – Again!

bigdog posted on 03/09/15 at 04:26 PM

Barron’s 2015 online brokerage survey is out – and I’m happy to report TradeKing made yet another strong showing. This year marks our 9th year in a row winning 4 stars in Barron’s exhaustive a... more

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50 Years of Warren Buffett Quotables In His Annual Letters

bigdog posted on 03/05/15 at 01:50 PM

It’s a watershed moment in investing, folks: Warren Buffett has just published his 50th annual investment letter. Prized and parsed by market-watchers everywhere, it’s both fun and instructi... more

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Avoid These Super-Common Investing Mistakes

bigdog posted on 03/02/15 at 04:58 PM

Here are two can’t-miss reads to help you avoid common investing mistakes. The Mistakes That Individual Investors Make by Forbes contributor Jay Ritter calls individual investors out for not ... more

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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

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Stockbrokers.com 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 Stockbrokers.com brokerage survey is out, and our newly revamped TradeKing LIVE platform ranks as their #1 broker innovation of the year!... more

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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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