Learn how to develop and implement a trading plan that consists of analyzing the markets, filtering for potential opportunities, assessing risks, executing trades, and evaluating results. 

Looking to the Futures: OPEC Meets Virtually as US Commercial Crude Inventories Sink

The January Light Sweet Crude Oil contract (CLF23) has increased 3.49% to 80.93 in Wednesday’s mid-morning trading after the EIA released their weekly petroleum data giving insight into crude supplies.

Common Trading Mistakes to Avoid

For new market traders, review these common trading mistakes so you can avoid emotional blunders with your investments and take advantage of psychological edges.

Today's Options Market Update

Bulls catch their breath following yesterday’s robust rally.

How to Tell a Good Stock from a Bad Stock

Learn how to tell if a stock is a good or bad investment by looking at fundamentals, trends, and stock charts so you can build a healthy stock portfolio.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Equities trend very modestly lower on mixed economic data.

How to Use Moving Averages for Stock Trading

Learn how to use a simple moving average to confirm established trends, along with the pros and cons of applying it to different time frames.

Trading Up-Close: Bracket Orders

Learn about helping to manage risk by using bracket orders.

Help Protect Your Position Using Stop Orders

Help protect your position. Stop orders may help you obtain a predetermined entry or exit price, limit a loss, or lock in a profit.

How to Trade Simple Moving Averages

A stock's simple moving average can help traders identify when trends are established or broken. Here's how to employ them in your own trading.

Investing vs. Trading: What's the Difference?

Learn about the differences between a long-term investor and a short-term trader so you can decide what's best for you.