Stock Market

Stock Market

17
Oct

Facebook – A Safe Value Proposition

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Facebook needs no introduction, it is the largest social media company in the world, owning 4 of the 5 most popular social media platforms worldwide. As of 10/16/21,...
03
Oct

Key Lessons From The Market Wizards

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The Market Wizards is a classic trading book written by Jack D. Schwager and published back in 1989. It features a series of interviews that takes you through...
08
Sep

How Easy is it to Get Rich from the Stock Market?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Getting rich. It’s the goal of many, if not most people in the world. After all, money can solve a lot of problems. In pursuit of this goal,...
08
Sep

Selling Cash Secured Puts

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Have you ever wanted to own stock but it was too overpriced for you to buy it? You wait weeks or even months, and the price fails to...
06
Sep

Hedging – Why and How?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Hedging is a strategy employed by investors and traders in order to limit the risks of existing positions. In a sense, it is an insurance policy against adverse...
29
Aug

Market Sentiment – Why the Market Always Moves Against You

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview It is a pretty well-known fact that around 80% of retail traders either lose or break even in the market. But why does this happen, and how can...
29
Aug

What is the VIX?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview VIX, which stands for the CBOE’s Volatility Index, is a real-time index that measures the volatility of the market. Often referred to as the fear index, it was...
27
Aug

Amazon – Still So Much More To Grow

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview What was once a small online book retailer has since evolved into the 5th largest company in the world with a market cap of  $1.68 Trillion. The company...
27
Aug

Basic Candlestick Patterns

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Candlesticks are a powerful tool used to track the price movements of a stock. In a previous article, we covered the basics of how to read candlestick charts....
27
Aug

The Moving Average Crossover – A Simple Strategy

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The moving average crossover is a powerful strategy that can be used to follow trends in the market. It usually consists of two moving averages, one on the...
22
Aug

How to Create the Perfect Stock Portfolio

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Behind an incredible stock portfolio lies hours and days worth of research and homework. If you’re willing to put in the work, the profits are incredibly worth it in...
21
Aug

The Longest Bull Market in History

By Aidan Hackett. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview From the 9th of March 2009 to the 20th of February, the US stock market grew almost 4 times – 380%. By pure length of time, this is the...
17
Aug

How to Sell Options

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview There are 2 types of options contracts: calls and puts. Most options traders trade long calls or puts. But where do they buy the calls or puts from? The...
09
Aug

Introduction to Moving Averages

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The moving average is a popular indicator used to analyze the price movements of a particular stock or equity. It aggregates past prices in order to define trends....
07
Aug

Introduction to Risk Management

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You’ve probably heard the cliche “don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” and while it is a cliche, it isn’t wrong. No matter how sure you are...
07
Aug

Can You Time the Market?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Since 1926, the S&P 500 has had an average annual return of 10 to 11%. That means that $1,000 dollars invested into the S&P 500 in 1926, would...
31
Jul

Alibaba: A Risky Value Proposition

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Alibaba is the largest retail commerce business in the world by Gross Merchandise Value,  the second largest Chinese company, and has a market cap of 570 Billion USD...
30
Jul

McDonalds: The King of Fast Food

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview McDonalds is a fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1955. Since then, it has grown to be the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain and as of July 31st, 2021,...
24
Jul

Introduction to Crashes and Bear Markets

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You’ve likely heard of the 2020 stock market crash, the 2007-08 financial crisis, and the DotCom bubble. During these events, the S&P 500 index dropped 36%, 57.7%, and...
24
Jul

Peter Lynch’s 6 Stock Categories

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Stock categories are a great way for us to divide our investment portfolios and assess how diversified and/or volatile we can expect our portfolios to be. Peter Lynch,...
18
Jul

Types of Stock Market Indicators

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Market indicators are quantitative and are used to explore stocks or other financial index data in an attempt to display moves in the market. Market indicators are also a...
08
Jul

Introduction to Activist Investing

By Michael Feng. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview While people are focused on trading stocks and turning a profit, they often ignore the key concept of investing: owning a stake in a company. However, it is reasonable...
30
Jun

The 2011 Debt Ceiling Crisis

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The term “debt ceiling” depicts the maximum amount of money that the U.S can borrow, and it was created under the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917. In case...
27
Jun

Black Monday the 2nd: 1987 Crash

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Black Monday occurred on October 19, 1987, where financial markets all over the world crashed immensely, with the U.S stock market specifically falling more than 20% on that day....
27
Jun

The 2010 Flash Crash

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The 2010 Flash Crash occurred on May 6, 2010 which caused many major stocks and indexes such as Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and others to decline drastically...
22
Jun

Dot-com Bubble

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The dot-com bubble of 2000 was a financial crisis led by the crash of internet company stocks. It was a bubble created by pure speculation of venture capitalists and...
18
Jun

Staying Smart about Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview It is important to know that a low P/E ratio is generally better than a high P/E ratio before investing in the stock market. The P/E ratio shows that...
18
Jun

Swing vs. Day Trading

By Arjun Chandrasekar. What’s the difference between swing and day trading? Well, day traders have multiple positions which they open and close through the day. Swing traders make trades that last longer times: days, weeks, months, or...
18
Jun

What is a Stock Market Index?

By Arjun Chandrasekar. In simple terms, a stock market index shows the overall feeling of how an economy is progressing. An index, such as S&P 500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ, is a composite, representative portfolio of investment...
18
Jun

Types of Portfolios

By Tarun Gopinath. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A portfolio is a collection of financial investments like stocks, bonds, commodities, cash, and cash equivalents, including closed-end funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). A portfolio may also contain...
18
Jun

Top Brokers

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Brokers are the “middle man” or the intermediary between an investor and their trading. They can be a company with an online trading platform in which investors may have to pay commission for...
18
Jun

Variations of Stock Trading

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Essentially stock trading involves the buying and selling of stocks frequently in an attempt to time the market at the right time. The main goal of stock traders is...
18
Jun

The Seasonal Investing Strategy

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is the Seasonal Investing Strategy? The seasonal investing strategy acts as a guide for investors to bet on various stocks and sectors based on their past performance during the...
18
Jun

Undervalued vs Overvalued Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Undervalued Stocks The term “undervalued stock” is referring to a stock that’s selling price is significantly below what is assumed to be its value. For example, there is a stock...
18
Jun

Stop-loss Orders vs. Stop-Limit Orders

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What are Stop-loss Orders? A stop-loss order is an order that is placed with a broker with the intent to either buy or sell a certain stock once that stock...
17
Jun

Stock Screeners Overview

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is a Stock Screener? A stock screener is a set of tools for investors that allows them to sort through the myriad of stocks available to them very quickly...
17
Jun

Fractional Shares

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A fractional share is when you own less than one whole share of a company. Fractional shares allow investors to purchase stocks based on the amount the investor is...
17
Jun

Types of Trade Orders

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Introduction Stock trade orders primarily refer to the different types of orders that can be fulfilled or placed on trading exchanges for financial assets, like stocks or even future contracts....
17
Jun

Spoofing Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview “Spoofing” is a type of scam in which criminals attempt to attain someone else’s personal information while pretending to be a legitimate business, neighbor, firm, or any other innocent...
17
Jun

Futures vs. Options Trading

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Futures and options trading are among the most common and beneficial types of investing for full-time investors. Both are classified, constricted, and contracted agreements to buy and sell assets...
17
Jun

Death Cross Pattern

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The death cross pattern is a technical chart pattern where the pattern indicates the potential for an investor for a major opportunity to sell their stocks. The pattern appears...
16
Jun

High-Performance Green Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What Are Green Stocks? Green stocks are the stocks of companies that typically invest in environmentally friendly energy sources. Some of these stocks are wind power stocks, solar power stocks,...
16
Jun

What are Exchange Traded Funds?

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar An exchange-traded fund is basically a type of investment fund and an exchange-traded product. For example, they are mostly traded during stock exchanges. The way it works is the fund...
16
Jun

Asset Allocations

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. An asset allocation is primarily the implementation of an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio. Some...
16
Jun

Types of Stock Market Sectors

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Stock markets are an equity or share market which is the gathering of sellers and buyers of stocks. These stocks represent ownership rights of the businesses that the seller and...
16
Jun

The Start of the New York Stock Exchange

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. The New York Stock Exchange is an American stock exchange in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It is by far the world’s largest stock exchange...
16
Jun

The History of Stock Trading

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Stocks are primarily an investment in a corporation that grants a shareholder certain ownership rights. They are shares into which a corporation’s ownership is divided. A single share of stock...
16
Jun

Interim vs. Final Dividend

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is a Dividend? A dividend is the distribution of some of a company’s earnings to its shareholders, which is determined by the company’s board of directors. The common shareholders...
16
Jun

Cyclical vs Non-Cyclical Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Cyclical Stocks A cyclical stock is a stock whose underlying business usually follows the economic cycle of expansion and recession. Cyclical businesses best perform through economic expansions but typically profits...
16
Jun

Introduction to Penny Stocks

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Penny stocks are  stocks that are valued at less than five dollars per share, hence the name penny, or small. Previously, penny stocks were only considered to be valued at under one dollar,...