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The uptick rule: part 2

TK All-Star posted on 05/12/09 at 10:08 AM

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


Cash flow fundamental analysis, part 1

TK All-Star posted on 05/07/09 at 04:27 PM

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


Dr. Margaret Smoller joins TradeKing All-Stars

TK All-Star posted on 05/05/09 at 07:14 PM

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

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TradeKing / OIC on the road!

TK All-Star posted on 05/05/09 at 10:06 AM

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


Give your strangle a directional spin

TK All-Star posted on 04/30/09 at 10:40 AM

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


Trade the post-earnings snooze with calendars

TK All-Star posted on 04/28/09 at 09:42 AM

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

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Trading secrets from DanB and kc51

TK All-Star posted on 04/27/09 at 11:33 AM

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


Wedding Bells Can Ring In Tax Savings

TK All-Star posted on 04/23/09 at 01:53 PM

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

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The uptick rule: part 1

TK All-Star posted on 04/22/09 at 04:34 PM

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


Don’t get killed by a strangle

TK All-Star posted on 04/17/09 at 12:48 PM

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


Smart ideas from Leaderboard heroes

TK All-Star posted on 04/15/09 at 10:52 AM

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


Who needs liquidity?

TK All-Star posted on 04/14/09 at 09:16 AM

Nicole Wachs explores why liquidity is important and what happens when it dries up. In my last post Is short selling bad for the market? I explained one of the positives short sellers bring to th... more


Happy Tax Freedom Day!

TK All-Star posted on 04/13/09 at 10:33 AM

Jim Crimmins marks the milestone Don your party hats – Monday, April 13th is Tax Freedom Day, that statistically special moment each year when we working Americans have earned enough income to pay... more

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Killer Online Bond Reads

TK All-Star posted on 04/08/09 at 12:41 PM

Angelo Benedetto clues you into great bond sites. If you’re a fan of Times Square news tickers, like I am, and looking to get hip to the bond world, you might be wondering: where are the best rea... more

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Short Interest and Days to Cover

TK All-Star posted on 04/07/09 at 09:59 AM

Nicole Wachs discusses some short selling stats. Welcome back to my series on short selling. If you’re just tuning in, my first post was an overview of selling short and provides details of the m... more

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Is short selling bad for the market?

TK All-Star posted on 04/02/09 at 11:30 AM

Nicole Wachs explains why short sellers play a vital role in keeping markets moving. Last time I covered a few basic points about selling short and some of the operational pitfalls you may encoun... more


Which Elliott Wave are we in now?

TK All-Star posted on 04/01/09 at 10:58 AM

If I had a nickel for every time I got this question, I’d be a very rich man. Everyone – confirmed Elliott Wavers and those totally unfamiliar with this great technical analysis tool – wants to kno... more

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Tell Uncle Sam about foreign affairs

TK All-Star posted on 03/31/09 at 12:58 PM

Tax penalties for failure to file can be steep. Some of the greatest movies of all time involve foreign affairs, most notably the king of all date movies, “Casablanca” starring Ingrid Bergman and... more

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What the heck are Corporate Bonds?

TK All-Star posted on 03/26/09 at 09:38 AM

Angelo Benedetto explains this popular bond type. Put many traders on the spot and ask: “What’s a corporate bond?”, chances are you’d get a lot of stammering, a good healthy sweat and an answer al... more

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Parse Elliott Wave’s 8-part structure

TK All-Star posted on 03/25/09 at 12:11 PM

Chris Wilson explains the elements of this classic chart pattern. Welcome back to my rookie series introducing Elliott Wave. If you’re just joining, catch up with my first post and then head back ... more