Monthly Archives: March 2013
March 31, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Open Interest is the total number of contracts that are open and have not been settled. Open Interest accounts for both futures and options contracts and can allow a trader to see where most of the activity and/or liquidity is for any given instrument. It is important to understand how open interest can affect the […]




By Vlad Karpel

Early Monday, March 25, Cyprus agreed into a deal with the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund to close its second largest bank and impose the losses to its uninsured depositors for a return of 10 billion euro or $13 billion. Cyprus follows Greece, Ireland, and Portugal to receive a […]




March 27, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Range Bound Trading is a technical analysis that predicts the short term highs and lows of a stock. It helps traders and investors to plan when to buy or sell the stock. Range Bound Trading closely monitors the stock range as any change can affect the price. How To Buy Or Sell Using Range Bound […]




March 26, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Option Straddle, or simply Straddle, is a popular investment strategy that allows the investor to profit from an option position by how to underlying’s price will move rather than the direction of the price. Regardless whether the price is moving up or down, the price must move significantly in order for an investor to profit, […]




March 25, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

TRIX or Triple Exponential Average is a momentum indicator and oscillator developed by Jack Hutson in the 1980s. It measures the rate of change of a triple exponentially smoothed moving average. It is a popular tool for eliminating short-term market trends to filter the overall market direction. It is indicated on a chart as an […]




March 16, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

What Are Bollinger Bands®? Bollinger Bands® was invented by John Bollinger in the 1980s but it was only trademarked in 2011. It is a technical analysis tool that measures volatility of stocks through analyzing the relative high and low prices of stocks. It uses two standard deviations from a simple moving average as a band […]