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10 Reasons to Avoid Day Trading

Twenty years of stock trading has helped me realize that with my first big loss — at age 18 — I was a statistic in a game that never ends.

Blain Reinkensmeyer

7 Best Stock Trading Journals for 2024

This guide breaks down the best trading journals available today for analyzing stocks, options, futures, forex, and cryptocurrency trades.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

7 Best Free Stock Screeners for 2024

The best free stock screeners offer investors the data and usability they need to efficiently screen for stock picks. Here's a list of the best stock screeners and scanners available to stock traders.

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25 Best Long ETFs (Bullish ETFs) in 2024

Here is a full list of the best long and leveraged ETFs, including 2x and 3x long (bullish) ETFs.

Blain Reinkensmeyer

41 Best Inverse ETFs (Short ETFs / Bear ETFs)

Inverse ETFs (exchange traded funds) are an easy way to place bearish bets without physically shorting shares of stock.

Blain Reinkensmeyer

Trading Psychology: The 14 Stages of Investor Emotions

A common market psychology cycle exists that shines light on how emotions evolve and effect our decisions. By understanding the stages of this cycle, we can tame the emotional roller coaster.

Blain Reinkensmeyer

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What Is a Stock?

A share of stock represents ownership of a company, and you can make money from stocks in several ways. Here's what to know about stocks.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

What Is a Bond?

A bond is a loan that pays bondholders interest and principal. Here's how they work.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a stock market index managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices that tracks the price performance of 30 U.S. publicly traded stocks.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

What Is the S&P 500?

The S&P 500 measures the performance of the U.S. stock market — and actually totals more than 500 stocks. Here's what to know.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

What Is a Mutual Fund?

Mutual funds are a great and simple way for investors to build a diversified investment portfolio. Here's what to know about them.

Andrea Coombes

What Is an ETF?

With one share of an ETF, you can gain access to the entire stock market or a specific sector, such as tech stocks or health-care stocks. Here's how they work.

Andrea Coombes

How Do I Start Investing?

Investing is a great way to build wealth — and it's not difficult to get started. Here's a quick three-step guide to investing in the stock market.

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