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Stocks are modestly lower around the mid-day mark.
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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High levels of complacency from some indicators, combined with high levels of uncertainty from others point to a possible turning point in the markets for next week. While outright direction is unclear, traders should be on high alert for potentially larger price swings and a pickup in volatility.
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There are costs—explicit and implicit—with managing a long-term investment portfolio yourself. Make sure you know what it takes in terms of time, interest, discipline and expertise.
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Stop orders may help you obtain a predetermined entry or exit price, limit a loss or lock in a profit.
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Find out why it pays to be disciplined about selling.
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Get basic options trading strategies for calls and puts depending on your level of bullishness and bearishness.
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Five trading tips to help you meet your financial goals.
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Identifying so-called head-and-shoulders patterns can be tricky but profitable.
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Learn how option Greeks can help you evaluate the risks and rewards of options contracts.

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