How Does Options Trading Work?

You’ve invested in the stock market, purchased bonds, and have looked into day trading. Now, you want to see if options trading can make you the kind of returns you’re hoping for.   Before you begin options trading, you must do your research. You need to know what it’s all about, how to effectively do it, and what sources to follow to help you score[…]


What Are Stock Options and How Do They Work?

Stock options are often part of a benefits package for middle managers and executives at large corporations. Employee stock options aren’t traded on an exchange like traditional options trading. They do; however, work in a similar way. Whether you’re taking advantage of stock options from your employer or trading options on your own through a[…]


Day Trading 101: Key Strategies & Terms

Day trading refers to the act of buying and selling securities over the course of a single day. Seasoned day traders make small incremental gains by capitalizing on fluctuations within the market over the course of a one-day period. These small, daily gains can add up to a substantial profit over time.     Although it can sometimes be considered risky to day trade, there are several day trading[…]


Options Trading Versus Futures Contracts: What’s the Difference?

It’s easy to confuse options trading and futures contracts. They operate on similar concepts, the primary one being that the actual trade takes place at a later date. However, they’re entirely different investment strategies. One of the first things you need to know is that having a basic understanding of traditional trading will serve you[…]


What Is Swing Trading? Your Guide to Short-Term Profits

What is swing trading? And why is it essential for your trading success? Many people don’t understand the nuances between swing trading, day trading, investing, and other important words that we need to define carefully. I’m D.R. Barton, and I help people learn how to invest wisely. Whether that’s answering fundamental questions like, “What is[…]


D.R. Barton’s Best Tips for Trading When You Have a Full-Time Job

One of the main questions I get from readers of my newsletters is how to be a successful trader when you have a full-time job. This is because the majority of people work a full-time job and trade on the side. It can be frustrating to only have time to trade on the side or[…]


Tips for Picking the Right Stocks for Swing Trading

Swing trading strategies can result in consistent profits, but only if you know how to pick the right stocks. Swing trading has become increasingly common because of predictable price action, but you don’t want to make an incorrect guess. At first, swing trading might look scary. However, it comes with certain benefits, which I’ll describe[…]


Common Types of Algorithmic Trading Strategies

To understand algorithmic trading strategies, you must first understand how large orders impact the market. When an investment firm or brokerage makes a huge order for shares in a stock or another security, everyone else takes note, which means that the order can artificially influence the market. It’s just like a consumer market. If you[…]


Swing Trade Stocks: A Starter Kit

When you’re an investor, you want as many opportunities to profit as possible. Learning how to swing trade stocks gives you another tool in your toolbox. Maybe you’ve already tried day trading strategies, but you want to expand your knowledge base. Or perhaps you’re interested in day trading and swing trading at the same time.[…]


Can Intraday Trading be Profitable?

In many corners of the internet, intraday trading and day trading have become confused. I’m here to clear it up. But first, I want to tell you that, yes, intraday trading strategies can absolutely result in profits. In fact, I’ve used them numerous times. What’s important to understand is that intraday trading is much different[…]