Project Category: Trading Insight

Explained: Price Monitoring Extensions

Explained: Price Monitoring Extensions

For anyone trading in smaller cap companies, price monitoring extensions can be an extremely common occurrence. But what are they? Why do they occur? And are they good or bad? Find out the answers to these questions and more with this article on price monitoring extensions.  What is the role of an auction? Any discussion...

Explained: SEAQ, SETS & SETSqx

Explained: SEAQ, SETS & SETSqx

Different stock exchanges have different systems to facilitate trading. To make matters more complicated, the same stock exchange can have a number of different systems for the trading of different securities – largely dependent on their levels of liquidity. This article reviews the different trading systems used by the London Stock Exchange. SEAQ (Stock Exchange Automated...

Explained: London Stock Exchange Auctions

Explained: London Stock Exchange Auctions

Although only accounting for around 3-5% of the eight and a half hour trading day, auctions are an important trading mechanism that investors need to properly understand. This article covers what they are, why they take place, when they take place, and how relevant they are for the trading of smaller cap companies. What are...

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Trade

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Trade

By no means an exhaustive list, the following questions are a potential framework for anyone interested in trading stocks based primarily on technical analysis. Such questions are most suited to those looking to hold their investment longer than a day but less than a month. There are, however, plenty of questions below that are relevant to...

Candlestick Patterns: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Candlestick Patterns: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Uncovering the struggle between buyers and sellers, candlestick patterns are a highly effective way of determining the direction in which the share price is likely to move in the near future. Here we discuss how a candlestick is formed, what each of the different patterns mean, and how they can be used to help inform...

Trading Volume: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Trading Volume: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Depicted as a histogram at the bottom of the chart, trading volume is one of the most closely watched indicators next to price. Why is it thought to be so important and how can it be used by traders? Find out the answers to these questions and more below. What is trading volume? What does...

Support & Resistance: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Support & Resistance: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Support and resistance levels act as a glimpse into the psychology of the traders who are active in a stock. Identifying them on a chart and determining their levels of significance is massively important. Here we discuss how to identify them, the psychology behind them, and how best to factor them into your trading and...

Moving Averages: An Intro To Technical Analysis

Moving Averages: An Intro To Technical Analysis

A moving average is a tool that helps traders determine the direction of the current trend, as well as providing guidance on possible entry and exit points. Here we discuss the different types of moving averages there are, how best to use them, and what caution should be used when factoring them into your trading...

Explained: Broker Ratings & Price Targets

Explained: Broker Ratings & Price Targets

Although highly subjective and often missing the mark, broker recommendations and price targets are important to track both before and after buying shares in a company. Here we make sense of the nuances in the different types of recommendations, as well as looking at how price targets are often calculated, and whether or not they...

Explained: Understanding The Bid-Ask Spread

Explained: Understanding The Bid-Ask Spread

The bid-ask spread can quite easily catch out investors who are new to trading and attracted by the potential upside of certain smaller cap securities. Determining how to beat the spread and factoring it into your investment approach can help improve your returns considerably. What is the difference between the bid and the ask price?...

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