Trading Tools

Learn about specialized tools traders may use to make trading decisions. Or explore other trading topics:

How to Use Momentum Indicators

Investors use the momentum indicator to identify potential entry and exit signals.

Mastering the Order Types: Market Orders

Learn about the characteristics, risks, and advantages of market orders.

Active Traders: Beware the Pattern Day Trader Rule

If you're a frequent trader, you could face permanent restrictions if you fall afoul of pattern day trader rule.

Filtering the Market Using Technical Analysis

Identify and evaluate potential trade opportunities using technical analysis tools, including trend lines, moving averages, volume, and more.

3 Order Types: Market, Limit and Stop Orders

Market orders, limit orders, and stop orders are common order types used to buy or sell stocks and ETFs. Learn how and when to use them.

Mastering the Order Types: Limit Orders

Learn about the types, risks, and advantages of limit orders.

High-Frequency Algorithmic Trading

Let's explore some basic questions about what high-frequency trading (HFT) is and how this trading technology impacts investors.

Finding Value Stocks Using the Stock Screener

The Stock Screener on is a tool for finding stocks that meet specific criteria, including value stocks. Learn how to use it to find stocks that meet your own criteria.

Understanding Growth Stock Data Trends

A potential growth stock should have a record of strong historical growth. Learn how you can often gain deeper insight by looking at a stock's actual data trends over time.

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.