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Indicator Throw Down: Simple vs. Exponential Moving Averages

Indicator Throw Down: Simple vs. Exponential Moving Averages

Of the hundreds of technical analysis studies and indicators available for traders, perhaps none is more widely used than the moving average. Guess what? There are several types of moving averages, based on different calculations. Understanding which type works best—and when—is the key to effectively adding moving average to your charting ...

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IBM Earnings Could Lag as Big Blue Goes for Big Change
July 20, 2015

IBM Earnings Could Lag as Big Blue Goes for Big Change

International Business Machines (IBM), like other Dow Jones Industrials’ components, is in deep transition mode and investors well know its results could lag ...

Halliburton’s Results Will Paint Picture of Oil-Rigging Recovery
July 17, 2015

Halliburton’s Results Will Paint Picture of Oil-Rigging Recovery

The oilfields-service providers have been on a slippery patch as plummeting oil prices have put the brakes on exploration and production activities, which will....

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Expect Clarity on GE’s Massive Back-to-Roots Restructuring
July 16, 2015

Expect Clarity on GE’s Massive Back-to-Roots Restructuring

Investors will be looking for a progress report on General Electric’s massive efforts to shrink itself back to its manufacturing roots when the Dow Jones Industrial's...

Does Netflix Have Game and Will Google Earnings Score?
July 15, 2015

Does Netflix Have Game and Will Google Earnings Score?

Trading and commentary ahead of Wednesday’s after-the-bell earnings report from Netflix is proving to be rocky with implied volatility on fire.

Investors Hungry for Revenue Gains as Banks Kick Off Earnings
July 13, 2015

Investors Hungry for Revenue Gains as Banks Kick Off Earnings

The overall theme for earnings season is revenue, a key measure of growth in any financial situation but certainly in the second quarter as we monitor the U.S...

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Strong Dollar Likely Not So Healthy for J&J Earnings
July 10, 2015

Strong Dollar Likely Not So Healthy for J&J Earnings

Get used to “blame the dollar” this earnings round. The strong buck’s stranglehold on the profits that multinationals derive from their overseas markets ...

Earnings Stampede Rolls In with Alcoa; Does Soft Q2 Await?
July 7, 2015

Earnings Stampede Rolls In with Alcoa; Does Soft Q2 Await?

Alcoa (AA) unofficially kicks off the next round of quarterly earnings reports after Wednesday’s closing bell. AA’s results matter for the industrial sector ...

Stock Catalyst: Crude Oil Prices Hit 3-Month Low as Supply Builds
July 7, 2015

Stock Catalyst: Crude Oil Prices Hit 3-Month Low as Supply Builds

Crude oil prices slid to a three-month low this week, driven by concerns about global energy demand and reports saying Iran seeks to double its oil exports if ...

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Trading World Tour (Pt 1): Will Europe Take the Torch from U.S.?
July 7, 2015

Trading World Tour (Pt 1): Will Europe Take the Torch from U.S.?

As U.S. stock averages clawed and scraped to fresh record highs in the first half of 2015, it was easy to forget that European stock markets roundly beat their ...

Best Role for U.S. Investors in Greek Drama May Be in the Wings
June 30, 2015

Best Role for U.S. Investors in Greek Drama May Be in the Wings

Greek leaders sucker punched global markets over the weekend with steps that put the country on the brink of bankruptcy and a possible eurozone exit, causing ...

Active Traders: Bread-and-Butter Chart Setups to Your Taste?
June 30, 2015

Active Traders: Bread-and-Butter Chart Setups to Your Taste?

In the 30 years that markets have been in my life, I’ve met a lot of active traders. And yet I’m still impressed when I find one who can successfully trade with a ...

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Penny for Your Stocks? Risky Shares Can Be Sentiment Tool
June 25, 2015

Penny for Your Stocks? Risky Shares Can Be Sentiment Tool

Ryan Campbell remembers a time years before he joined Investools® when a media celebrity client called his discount brokerage firm with instructions to buy ...

Energy Stocks' Relative Strength Hits 20-Year Low—What's Next?
June 23, 2015

Energy Stocks' Relative Strength Hits 20-Year Low—What's Next?

Energy stocks have arguably been the weak link of the stock market. With the sector bruised, some contrarian traders may begin to wonder if the retreat is a buying ...

Greek Debt Talks Falter: More Stock Volatility May Be Likely
June 16, 2015

Greek Debt Talks Falter: More Stock Volatility May Be Likely

The latest installment in the Greek debt saga pummeled global financial markets to start the week. More stock market volatility—bonds, too—comes with swelling ...

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Investor Movement Index Update: Buy in May and Tweet Away?
June 8, 2015

Investor Movement Index Update: Buy in May and Tweet Away?

Last week, it seemed as if everyone was talking about the fact that NYSE margin debt hit a record high of $507 billion in April 2015. There was a lot of speculation as ...

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