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Welcome to TraderPlanet's Feature Stories. Here you’ll find timeless financial content that is not closely tied to breaking news on the economy or financial markets. The articles in this section explore complex trading concepts and specific market interests. These articles are written by some of the world's best market analysts who enjoy the interaction with our readership — so post your comments and you may be pleasantly surprised by who responds!

Playing Precious Metals And Not Losing Your Shirt

Playing Precious Metals And Not Losing Your Shirt

The precious metals markets, namely gold and silver, offer traders the allure of large profits.  However, high margins and unpredictable volatility are often too much for the average retail trader to handle.  Likewise, using unleveraged alternatives, such as the ETF, GLD, forces traders to face other obstacles, including inefficient price movement and hidden costs.  There are some...

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Track The Dark Pools With The Balance Of Power (BOP) Indicator

Track The Dark Pools With The Balance Of Power (BOP) Indicator

The most challenging aspect of the automated-order marketplace is to find an indicator that can reveal where the Dark Pools are accumulating a stock over time, and which stocks they are quietly rotating out of to lower their held shares of a required chartered stock. Rotation and accumulation are hidden these days on Dark Pool venues that do not show the huge lot orders moving through the...

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The Consumer May Be Feeling Better this Holiday Season

The Consumer May Be Feeling Better this Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner. Traders and economic watchers will be closely watching the Retail Sector given the dismal turnout by consumers in recent years. The XRT (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) peaked in 2013 and since has traded sideways, until today.  There are clues that this year may be a different season for both the consumer and retailers alike, and traders will be...

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Growing CRO Industry & Acquisition of Covance (CVD) Put INC Research IPO in Spotlight

Growing CRO Industry & Acquisition of Covance (CVD) Put INC Research IPO in Spotlight

In a very busy week for IPOs, one deal that stands out from the pack is INC Research (INCR), a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that solely focuses on conducting Phase 1 to Phase 4 clinical trials for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Its 8.1 million share IPO is expected to price on November 6 within a range of $17-$20, and then open for trading the following morning....

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The Indian Rupee And The Euro Carry Trade

The Indian Rupee And The Euro Carry Trade

Since the beginning of this year, the Indian rupee has rallied 8% against the euro after hitting a record low of INR/Euro 85. Investors bought rupees amid a renewed confidence in the newly-elected Modi government, while selling euros, as the European Central Bank gets ready to implement its quantitative easing policy. Our analysis suggests the INR/Euro exchange rate will rally to 70-to-1...

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Is Bitcoin The Future?

Is Bitcoin The Future?

Bitcoin is a crypto-currency, “a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank”(Google Dictionary).  The unit of account is also called a bitcoin, but it is not capitalized. The Characteristics Required For Long and Lasting Value At the moment, the supply of...

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For Every Winner There Is A Loser

For Every Winner There Is A Loser

Ok, so you find a day trade that meets your plan. You take it. It reaches your target. You cash out for a profit. But did you ever wonder who is buying that stock from you? The answer is simple – another trader possibly chasing the same day trade or another trader that is looking at the same trade on a higher time frame. In either case, depending on the technical pattern there will be a...

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10 Things Every Trader Should Know Before Making a Trade

10 Things Every Trader Should Know Before Making a Trade

Many new traders entering the trading game can’t get the right answers because they aren’t asking themselves the right questions. Much of the success traders experience is attributable to how well they know themselves. This insight for you will come from the quality of the questions you ask, and how honest you are willing to be with yourself. Only after you honestly answer the following 10...

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Psychology: How To Stop Trading Hesitation

Psychology: How To Stop Trading Hesitation

Procrastination, and in particular trading hesitation, over your trade set-ups is very frustrating and detrimental to the health of your trading account and your emotional and physical well being. Whenever we observe behavior patterns that prevent us from trading profitably value conflicts born out of incorrect assumptions about your reality are always at the root of the issue. In a world...

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Trading: Communication Is The Key To Lowering Your Taxes

Trading: Communication Is The Key To Lowering Your Taxes

How many times have we been told that communication is the key to a good marriage or a good friendship? In the business world, we are told that communication is the key to success. I am a big believer in the power of open communication. It’s one of the main reasons that Guardian Accounting Group has a flat fee structure. We never want our clients to be afraid of talking to us about a tax...

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