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Selecting Stocks During Recessions

by Eric Petroff

When investing in stocks during recessionary periods, the relatively safest places to invest are in high-quality companies with long business histories, as these should be companie ...

Understanding the Supply and Demand Curve

Most of us know that supply and demand form the basis for Capitalism itself. During the analysis process, sometimes it’s easier to be able to visualize th...

The Random Walk Theory

While EMT suggests that stock is always efficiently priced (and therefore you cannot outperform the market except as a consequence of luck), another theory sugg...

Support and Resistance: The Trading Range as a Defining Attribute of Price

Most traders have heard about support and resistance; but few truly understand how significant it is and how it serves as the basis for virtually every technica...

Market Risk and Volatility Risk

The first distinction that has to be made between fundamental and technical analysis is that of risks. An investor is most likely to purchase shares of stock as...

Types of Mutual Funds

The mutual fund industry is huge. There are thousands of choices for investors, and many different types of funds. These types are defined by investment objecti...

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