Another year and the stories of corporate scandal, wrongdoing on the part of either corporate big wigs or their employees, never seem to slow down from giving us something to talk about.
Here’s a recap of some of the most notorious dealings or just plain dumb mistakes that occurred in 2017.
There are many advantages to trading stocks versus futures, with some of the best trading opportunities found in newly created IPOs. One advantage of trading stocks is the sheer number of products available with thousands of individual stocks to choose from, compared to a handful of indexes on futures markets. Even on days when the overall market is quiet, many individual stocks have an actionable trading range due to company or sector news. (more…)
Once you understand the very important differences between online brokers and professional trading firms, you will realize why you should dump your online broker!
Online brokers such as Ameritrade, ScotTrade, Fidelity and many others are the gateway to the stock market for most people. For savvy investors with larger balances or an active trading style, however, there are definitely better options that you should be aware of.
We have discussed Payment for Order Flow (POF) and how High Frequency Trading (HFT) firms make money on your trades. We’ve shared how Maker-Taker affects the way that trades are executed. Now let’s see what you can do to improve your trading returns within this complex and often predatory environment. (more…)
As any reputable online trading broker would agree, the Maker-Taker pricing model can distort the market and alter the way market participants transact stock orders. Maker-Taker refers to a pricing model that exists in most exchanges, to encourage stock liquidity in their venue. (more…)