Nicole Wachs explains the difference between IPOs and the secondary market. Sometimes, in deep-diving into a topic, you lose sight of big-picture ideas. I was asked a very interesting question at... more
Aaron Hoddinott weighs near-term prospects for gold. Gold has been a very frustrating commodity for many investors this year. The precious metal has yet to settle, but for a brief moment, above $... more
Mark Wolfinger explains the difference between “reasonable” and “greedy”. Lots of discussion lately on TK about what your target ROIs for trading should be. I thought I’d jump into the fray and r... more
Join me in welcoming PinnacleDigest.com to the TradeKing All-Stars crew!
PinnacleDigest.com is a leading online financial magazine and social network for investors in North America. (For all you ... more
Mark Wolfinger tackles an option beginner’s questions. I came across some great options newbie questions from Darkenedforest in the forums. This makes for a great opportunity to cover some option... more
Mark Wolfinger explains what’s happening “under the hood” in this scenario. I came across an interesting question from Carter in the TradeKing forums and thought I’d tackle it as my first All-Star... more
Get ready for another wave of fresh talent joining TradeKing All-Stars. Today I’m happy to introduce Mark Wolfinger, a former options market-maker and current options educator, to the All-Stars cre... more
Forex traders most likely to feel the pain, says Jim Crimmins In the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime (we hope) economic crisis, where the number of zeros behind the various bailout and stimulus pac... more
Nicole Wachs votes “yes” on reinstating the uptick rule for short sellers.
This is my sixth and final post in a series on short selling and the uptick rule. We’ve talked about why short selling is... more
Dr. Smoller digs into present and future values.
How do you determine the “real” value of a stock? So many factors impact a stock’s price: market psychology, buying and selling pressures in trad... more
TradeKing gets down to fundamentals – analysis, that is.
Can you confidently parse a company’s income or balance sheet? What’s P/E or beta? In today’s tough markets, digging through a company’s ... more
Nicole Wachs and the OIC hit D.C. and NJ with great educational sessions.
I’ll be traveling with the Options Industry Council quite a bit in May, so I wanted to be sure to get the word out about ... more
Doc Maher discusses how choosing your strikes can put a bullish or bearish spin on your strangle. I love it when All-Stars can get specific on a real-world trade by one of TradeKing’s clients. I... more
Hello, traders. It’s been a while since my last All-Star post, but I’ve teamed up with TradeKing blog editor Jude Stewart to help me get my thoughts down on paper (or Word doc) a little faster. So ... more
Nicole Wachs explores two more Leaderboard heroes’ winning strategies. Not too long ago I talked with kc51 and DanB, who’ve both dominated the TradeKing Leaderboard in recent weeks. Here are a f... more
Jim Crimmins explains a few tricks to joint tax filing. Ah, spring! The season of renewal, spontaneity, romance – and of course, tax planning. If your thoughts of love are likely to lead to the... more
Nicole Wachs steers the short selling conversation to this hot topic. Lots of chatter lately on the Trader Network and in financial media about re-instating the “uptick rule” when selling short. ... more
Doc Maher explains why this options strategy is so tough to nail.
Recently I saw TK client Metaprog describe a “killer mistake” on a strangle on Alcoa (AA). Metaprog, you’re not alone: many optio... more
Nicole Wachs gets the goods from trace9, phillipdupont and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater. There are so many new rock stars on the TradeKing Leaderboard lately; I thought it’d be fun to do a lightning-ro... more