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The Best Day Trading Strategies For Beginner Traders
The fast pace of moving investment positions within a single trading day leads to the misguided sense that day trading is riskier or more volatile than other types of trading. Let's put these theories to the test with an overview of day trading.
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10 Day Trading Secrets For Beginners
Day trading (or short-term trading) is one of the most misunderstood trading techniques. Here is an overview of day trading and some helpful short-term trading strategies for beginners.
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A New Year Brings New Trading Opportunities
Well it’s official, we are deep into the first month of the New Year and, of course, all the euphemisms are in order, like references to merry-go-rounds and moving much too fast. However, the fact is that this is another time frame altogether;
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Dire Market Warnings
In my last article, we took a deep dive into the S&P 500 index to evaluate the signs and likelihood of a bear market. Today, we will examine the other equity market indexes to see if they are also indicating a bear market correction.
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Bargain-Hunting With Options
One creative way in which put options can be used is to buy a desired stock at a discounted price. This strategy works best when a stock has recently had a sharp drop, to a point that you believe is a bargain price.
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Are You Keeping Your Trading Simple?
‘Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.’ This is one of my favorite quotes and I I love what this saying conveys as it relates to both life and trading.
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Debt Tension & Preparing For A Market Crash
A look into the tension that Turkey is causing on the global economy, reasons to protect yourself even if you are bullish, and upcoming opportunities on oil plays.
When To Use Moving Averages, The Cape Ratio,
Some thoughts on the death cross, golden cross, and when to use daily moving averages. The Cape Ratio and what it can tell you. Finally, some topics related to the Federal Reserve.
Trading Maturity
Here we take a look at what it takes to be a successful trader in any asset class, how much to start trading with on a low budget, and how to make a market crash an opportunity instead of a fear.
The Trifecta With Greg Hadley, Don Dawson & Merlin Rothfeld
Merlin kicks things off with a trade on Qualcomm based off of a major media manipulator. Greg looks at using different asset classes to capitalize on high probability trade setup. Later, Don Dawson joins Merlin to talk about a variety of commodities.
Market Commentary, Bond Strategies, And Price Analysis
For the first time, investors and traders across the nation will be able to get live perspective on the market from experienced professional traders. In addition to stocks, topics will include bonds, chart analysis and wealth management.
The Global Financial System
Today’s show focuses on the size of the financial markets. John and Merlin take a look at how each category functions and the impacts they impact the markets. They also add in the potential for the newcomer, cryptocurrency, to the global marketplace.
Listener Q&A (Interest Rates, Bitcoin, Market Scammers And More)
With an active social media group online today, Merlin is faced with a ton of great questions. Topics range from interest rates to market scammers, Bitcoin to internet stocks.
Understanding The Debt Ceiling
It is the responsibility of our Treasury Department to meet the government’s financial obligations. As most are aware, our current tax revenue does not cover those debts. In fact, since 1964 the US government has operated at a deficit.

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