Article Eight Items That Impact Daily Trades

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There are a number of things that can impact an investor’s entry (buy) into or exit (sell) out of a given stock and/or sector. Depending on the investor and his or her goals and investing time frame, the importance of timing the entry will differ. Obviously, the shorter the time frame the more important the entry; specific entries matter little to long-term (five years or more) investors.
That said, all investors should be aware of some of the more common market moving influences that can affect a stock’s price. By becoming aware of these market traits, investors can make better entries and catch an extra percent or two in return.
Let’s take a look at eight items that can materially impact the average day’s trading.
1) Overseas Market / Economic ActionThe New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opens for business at 9:30am EST each day. However, prior to the opening trade on the “New York”, equity markets in Asia and Europe have already (or almost) finished their trading day. The...
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