Trading Systems

A popular investment strategy is to buy quality stocks and plan to hold them forever. The buy-and-hold strategy became popular because it works well — sometimes. From 1982 to 2000, buying and holding delivered exceptional returns. At other times, the results are nothing short of disastrous. Bank stocks offer an… Read More

The U.S. stock market has been the darling of the world this year. The trifecta of a strengthening economy, a stronger greenback and decreasing commodity prices helped drive U.S. corporate profits. Foreign and domestic money flowed into U.S. stocks, pushing the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to record… Read More

Commissions are low, and many traders assume that means there is no need to consider costs when making trading decisions. Unfortunately, commissions are only one of the costs traders face. According to a report prepared by Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG), commissions only represent about one-sixth of the total cost… Read More