I know we’ve been talking a bit about trading journals and how they are an essential tool to fine-tuning your strategy and learning about yourself as a trader. I’ve got five more things that you need to be paying attention to when you start recording…
Okay, so you get the point that a trading journal can be effective. But how can you boost your potential for optimal success with it? Let’s go over some key tips today.
A trading journal can help you improve your setups exponentially by using your own experiences as data to analyze and help foster improvement and refinement in your trading. Intrigued? Here, you’ll learn all about how to create and maintain an effective trading journal.
We already began looking at the different components of a stock quote: Ticker symbol… dividend yield… dividend per share… etc. I have a few more to cover with you today before talking about how you can use them as part of your investment strategy.
I’ve been reading stock quotes for decades now, but I still get surprised when a company’s stock moves differently from what the stock quote leads me to predict. That instability makes trading more fun.
If you’re interested in adding a global dimension to your portfolio but don’t know where to begin, ADRs may be worth considering. ADRs offer the opportunity to invest overseas with minimal confusion and hassle, and can help you benefit from the financial success of other regions of the world.
Why do ADRs matter? Let’s look at it from the point of view of the company, and that of the investor.
ADR stands for American Depositary Receipt (sometimes also spelled depository). An ADR is a security that allows foreign companies to trade on the US financial exchanges. If you’re not buying shares of a foreign stock directly, how do ADRs work?
The reality, though, is that even a depressed market sector doesn’t need to impact your trading by a significant degree, especially if you’re into penny stocks or day trading. You’re looking for individual opportunities.
A sector, in some ways, is just another way of saying “industries.” In the finance industry, however, investment sectors refer to the specific delineations between different types of stocks and securities. Healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, and tech are just a few examples of investment sectors.