Understanding Bond Yields

Most investors find it difficult to understand bond yields. We break it down for you so you can understand how bond yields work and, more importantly, what you should really care about.

Understanding Unexpected Volume

Unexpected volume happens. But if you understand what it is and how to trade it your anxiety is much reduced. We explain volume and the misconceptions associated with unexpected surges.

How to Determine Where to Set a Stop Loss

There a several methods for determining where to set a stop loss when placing a trade. We cover the percentage, the support and the moving average methods and discuss the relative benefits of each.

What Are Bonds and How Do They Work?

Bonds are conservative, mostly reliable investments that provide stability to any portfolio. It’s important to understand exactly how bonds do this and how they work with the rest of your portfolio.

Understanding Price Patterns on Your Stock Charts

Price patterns are an underutilized and extremely valuable tool in your stock-trading arsenal. It may take a little while to get comfortable with dealing with the subtle nuances and occasional ambiguity that are a part of price patterns, but once you do, you will feel like you are able to see into the future.

Why Investors Care About Retail Sales

If you’ve ever wondered why investors and analysts pay so much attention to retail sales numbers, this article is for you. We explain the various reports and what they mean to investors.

How to Determine if P/E Levels Are Too High or Too Low

Most investors try to look inside the stock market to get an objective view of P/E levels. Instead, investors should be looking outside of the stock market and into the bond market, especially the U.S. Treasury market.