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Depending on which investor you are talking to, technical analysis can be considered either a very useful tool or voodoo magic. Since we have begun to add a sample of this type of equity analysis to your site, and some questions have arisen, we thought an explanation of some of the basics could prove useful to those with an interest...
The term "Wall Street" refers to the entire financial industry. But like all streets, Wall Street has two sides: the buy-side, and the sell-side. One side is quiet, the other talks all the time. To an investment banker, stock is a product. That product is created, through an IPO, and then sold in the market. The creators, and "servicers" of stock...
With a volatile market, a fear on everyone's mind is committing new money to the market. The worry is that what you invest today may lose 5% or 10% if the market declines. How can you avoid this, but still commit money to the stock market? One possible approach to limiting downside risk is to buy a put option at the same time...
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