An investment tactic is an actual routine or practice that you follow, in order to make the "buy" decision. The strongest and best investing tactic of all is to know yourself. Most investing mistakes come from taking positions you don't actually understand, or which make you extremely uncomfortable. Download this whitepaper to learn our investment tactic as well as other tactics submitted by a few of our readers.
Technical analysis (TA) is the interpretation of data present in stock charts. Although the basic assumption of future price movements being dependent on past price movement is never certain, many traders use TA as their primary means of making tactical buy and sell decisions. Download this report to learn about technical indicators, methods, and how to use them.
When people ask how the market did today, they rarely ask about volume. Yet volume tells as much about market strength as price movements in the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Volume indicates how meaningful a market movement is. Download this whitepaper for a full definition, learn what large and small volumes imply, why you should know the average daily volume for an individual stock, and why it’s an important indicator of value.
Of all the fundamental statistics available for comparing stocks, the Price/Earnings ratio is the single most widely used. the P/E ratio is the most well-known, most often quoted when only one statistic is given, and serves as an instant reading on the value of a stock. Download this report for a full definition, learn the types of P/E ratios, what good it is, and which variation is the most useful.
For much of the late 1990s, the Price/Sales ratio was more important than the Price/Earnings ratio. Therefore, you needed to know the price/sales ratio of every stock you owned by heart. Though the market is not always willing to focus on sales over earnings, it still happens when new companies have not yet achieved profitability. Download this report to get a complete definition, learn why it became more widely used, what the ratio implies, and common misunderstandings.