When you build a portfolio that includes stocks it's very likely that you will encounter a move higher or lower that you just didn't expect. Sometimes it happens because Wall Street analysts upgrade or downgrade a stock for various reasons. Now, when a stock is upgraded most investors don't really pay much attention and just enjoy the ride, but when a stock is downgraded that's when people usually get upset. If you are an investor in a stock and it gets downgraded should you...
There will come a point (if it hasn't happened already) where you will find yourself not able to get a winning trade. Some stretch of trades where it seems that everyone of them is a loser. Now, psychologically this will quickly put you into a different state, but that is a topic for another day. Today we want to talk about what you can do to get back in the groove, and most importantly, not lose all your trading capital.I'm assuming that those reading this have some sort of...

Well we are approaching the thanksgiving holiday in the states which really begins the holiday season. From Thanksgiving on to the end of the year consumers begin to ramp up their holiday spending in anticipation for Christmas. As for Thanksgiving, it can be a time of travel, and time away from the markets. So what should you expect as the holiday approaches?

Thanksgiving is on a Thursday and the markets are closed on this day. The Friday after the markets will only be open for a half day. Leading up to Thanksgiving Thursday many will be travelling to be with their family (myself included) and this means that many traders, investors, hedge funds, and others will not be trading. This causes extremely low volume in the markets which, these days are mostly the computers making adjustments.

Now historically the weeks before the Thanksgiving break tend to provide average volume. There were only a few years during the financial crisis where volume was above average going into the holiday. Given that most feel the economy is strong and growing many expect the volume to remain consistent into the holiday week.

The week of Thanksgiving you can expect very low volume after the open on Monday and it will likely remain this way throughout the week. Long term investors, short term traders should not have to take much action and it's highly suggested that new trades wait...

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