What Do I Use: Market vs. Limit Trades

What Do I Use: Market vs. Limit Trades

Throughout my investing career, I have made hundreds to thousands of trades.  During the course of that long time frame, you begin to pick up on a few “do’s and don’ts” in executing various trading strategies. What I found out is that very rarely will I use market orders, but now I’d rather use limit…

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Who Is Mr. Market?

Mr. Market is the affectionate term for the general crazy reactions of the stock market as a whole. It is a term invented by master value investor Benjamin Graham, in his 1949 masterpiece, The Intelligent Investor. Mister Market is an erratic, idiosyncratic personality, which reacts to market news with quick trades that oftentimes go against…

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What Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Aka The Dow)?

What is The Dow Jones Industrial Average (aka The Dow)? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), more commonly referred to as “The Dow”, is a collection of 30 stocks that are traded on the stock exchanges. When one asks, “What is the Dow doing today?”, they are wondering how this collection of 30 stocks are…

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