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Why does the stock market exist?

By Michael Tibbits, YouCanTrade Content Specialist To help companies raise capital The main reason the stock market exists is to help companies raise capital as an alternative to borrowing funds. If we break it down, there are two ways a company can raise money to perform its operations. The first way is by borrowing money. This [...]

Why does the stock market exist?2020-12-02T17:01:10-05:00

Six Habits Every Trader Should Practice

By Michael Tibbits, YouCanTrade Content Specialist Whether you are a new trader or an experienced trader, having a set of good habits can help you be the best trader you can be. Below are the six habits I think every trader should practice when trading. #1: Plan your trade Make a set of rules that you [...]

Six Habits Every Trader Should Practice2020-11-23T09:18:10-05:00

Legging In and Out of Vertical Spreads

By: Michael Tibbits, YouCanTrade Trading vertical spreads allows one to trade directionally with generally limited risk and limited reward. Vertical spreads are built by buying one type of option, such as a call or put, and selling that same kind of option at the same time. Both options that make up the spread are known as [...]

Legging In and Out of Vertical Spreads2020-06-18T13:18:34-04:00

Three Possible Reasons Why the Markets Keep Going Up

By Neil Szczepanski, Tradeology: The Fifth Insight   As we are all aware the markets have been on a tare lately. The Nasdaq has regained much of its losses from the start of the pandemic. This has left many wondering if we are in a bull market again. Here are three reasons why this might be [...]

Three Possible Reasons Why the Markets Keep Going Up2020-05-26T11:19:11-04:00

Buying Stocks at a Discount by Selling Put Options

By: Michael Tibbits, Instructional Designer The recent drops in the stock market resulting from the Coronavirus have created buying opportunities for long term investors. If you are considering purchasing stocks, read on to see how you can use put options to your advantage. Not familiar with put options? Put options are contracts which give the holder [...]

Buying Stocks at a Discount by Selling Put Options2020-06-22T16:01:58-04:00

Getting to Know Your Equities Account

Rules every stock or options trader should know about their account before placing their first trade It’s important to know the differences between cash accounts and margin accounts. Both are equities accounts where you can trade stock or stock options, but each account type has its own set of rules. Knowing the rules and limits for [...]

Getting to Know Your Equities Account2020-04-29T12:53:08-04:00

What You Need to Know About Covid-19 and Options/Stock Trading

I recently returned from New York for the NYC Traders Expo and Covid-19 (Coronavirus) was on the mind of all there. As I looked around, I saw people wearing masks, people hoarding hand sanitizer and saw one person wrapped in toilet paper protecting themselves from the virus……. well most of that is true except the toilet [...]

What You Need to Know About Covid-19 and Options/Stock Trading2020-03-24T13:36:58-04:00
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