The SheCanTrade Summer Reading List

Summer is in full swing.
From basking on a sunny beach, to flying across the ocean for an adventure trek to bicycling in wine country, having a good book in your bag never hurts. Here's ideas on what to pack.

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Are You Riding the Small Cap Rally Wave?

Just like a surfer who waits patiently for the best wave to carry them to shore, traders who ride sector rallies enjoy a triumphant feeling at the end of the day.

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Can A Stock Go The Distance? Volume Offers Clues

When it comes to analyzing a stock chart, price action is king.

However, volume is a like a thoughtfully placed castle or knight or queen that can help you win a game of chess.

When your game of chess is the stock market, those who succeed stack the odds in their favor.

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A Simple Way to Identify a Stock Trend

Some things in life are complicated. Identifying a stock's trend is not.

Wall Street is littered with old market adages. These include:

  1. The Trend Is Your Friend
  2. Sell In May And Go Away
  3. When the last bear says "buy" it's time to sell.
  4. Even a dead cat will bounce if it's dropped from a high enough altitude.
  5. Troubled waters make for good fishing.

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Charles Dow and the Market's Stormy Seas

Hey traders, do you recognize any of these statements?

  1. The market has three trends.
  2. The averages must confirm each other.
  3. Major trends have three phases.
If you answered yes. Congratulations! You get an A in today's trading lesson.

Not sure? No sweat, we've got you covered. 

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Volatility Equals Opportunity, If You Know Where to Look

The S&P 500 is down roughly 10% from the January high. The stock index is testing major support at the 200-day moving average. The Federal Reserve just hiked interest rates and the United States and China are lobbing the first strikes in what could prove to be a potentially significant economic trade war. 

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Where Were You When Bear Stearns Collapsed?

Ten years ago – on March 13, 2008 – prestigious Bear Stearns securities firm went bust.
The 85-year old Bear Stearns had been named the seventh largest securities firm in terms of total capital just three years earlier.

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MoneyTalk: Using options when markets become volatile

BNN Money Talk Recording: Sarah Potter, Founder of shecantrade.com looks at options strategies and how they can be used to trade when markets become volatile.

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Let's Talk Money

How often do you talk about money with your friends, your parents, your kids or even your significant other?
Many tiptoe around or avoid talking about money, even when it could be an important conversation to have.
What does money represent that makes talking about say – one's salary – off-limits even among close friends and family?

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Technical Analysis: Don't Let the Name Scare You

One of the tools I use every day to help find stocks to trade is Technical Analysis. Yep, the name can sound scary, but it really is a very intuitive and visual way of looking at the markets.
You've heard that saying that a picture is worth 1000 word? A chart of a stock is simply a picture of its price history – where it's been. I can help show you how you can use that "picture" to determine where the stock price is going.

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