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Stocks look for direction as investors remain focused on trade.
Energy market expectations for further production curbs to be announced by OPEC this week have boosted Crude prices.
If you use short call options strategies, you’ll want to monitor ex-dividend dates for the underlying stocks to avoid being unexpectedly assigned.
Neither the US nor China seem to know what they want with regard to a phase-one trade deal; one day we’re close to a deal; the next day we’re not. With these endless day-to-day gyrations, it’s no wonder traders can’t decide how to position themselves; precisely why the indicators are literally all over the map. With much lower trade volumes likely due to the shortened holiday week, traders should be on high alert for potentially larger price swings and higher volatility.
Most of a stock’s price action should fall between the Bollinger Bands, making a move outside them significant. Here’s how to read three different signals.
Find out why you should have a trade plan—and the five steps that may help you put it to work successfully.
Want to calculate potential profit and loss levels on an options strategy? Find out how our options calculator works.
Hedging with index futures and options may protect investments in declining or volatile markets.
Can trading volume indicate entry and exit points? What does it signal in different market conditions? Explore volume as part of your trading strategy today.
The Relative Strength Index, or RSI, is a technical indicator measuring the strength and momentum behind a stock's recent price moves. It can give you a sense of when a stock might have become over or undervalued, and possibly ripe for a reversal.

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