What is slippage in stocks day trading?

Slippage in the stock markets

In an ideal world, when a daytrader place an order, the trade is executed at exactly the price specified. However, under certain conditions, the trade or operation can be executed at a different price. For example, if an intraday trader places a stop loss after having taken a long position – in other words, a trade in which he or … Read more

The role of fear in investment

Sure we’ve all read a book or article on sectors, markets or companies with potential, deep fundamental analysis, or interesting investment systems.

But investors and traders less often discuss a subjet that ultimately has as much or more influence on investment: psychology in general and in particular the fear that an investor feels at some point.

When the market falls hard and savings that has cost so much effort to get lost value per minute, is inevitably to feel fear.

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What are meme stocks?

What are meme stocks?

Meme stocks are the result of applying popular culture to financial markets. The list of companies turned into meme stocks on U.S. exchanges has been expanding in recent months, affecting a broad group of companies. But what exactly are meme stocks? Meme stocks are publicly traded companies whose stock prices are driven by investor platforms created in online forums. In … Read more

Quadruple witching – Definition and Market Impact

The term “Quadruple Witching” refers to a specific date on which four different types of financial derivatives contracts expire simultaneously. These contracts include stock index futures, stock index options, single-stock futures, and single-stock options. This event occurs four times a year, on the third Friday of March, June, September, and December. On the Quadruple Witching day, market participants may witness … Read more

What are pending orders?

buy limit order

Pending orders are instructions given by traders to their brokers or trading platforms to buy or sell an asset at a specific price in the future. These orders are also known as limit orders or stop orders and allow traders to set up trades ahead of time, even when they are not actively monitoring the market. Pending orders are useful … Read more

Oscillator of a Moving Average (OsMA) – Main Features

OsMA Oscillator

The OsMA (Moving Average of Oscillator) is a technical analysis indicator that measures the difference between an oscillator (usually the MACD) and its signal line (usually a moving average of the MACD).  The traditional OsMA is usually derived from the MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator, which is itself a widely used momentum indicator, but other oscillators can also be … Read more

United States Existing Home Sales Indicator

Existing home sales indicator

General Definition The US Existing Home Sales is a report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that provides information on the number of previously owned homes that were sold during a given month in the United States. The report tracks the number of completed transactions for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, and includes data on the median … Read more

Phillips curve, the relationship between unemployment and inflation

Phillips curve indicator

The Phillips curve is a principle of economic theory that establishes an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment in a country. This is one of the many links established between the economic and monetary perspectives of the economy. In this article, we moved virtually to a class on macroeconomics at the University. But, unlike those tedious explanations where the slate … Read more

Quantitative Trading – Definition and Concept

Quantitative trading is a way of trading in financial markets using quantitative metrics that allow analyzing numerical variables. This type of trading uses only that information that can be represented by numbers, in tables or charts, that is, of a quantitative nature. For example, the value of the unemployment rate of a country or the evolution over time of the … Read more