ScalpTrader: Style Guide

The team is updating our Trading Style Guides to reflect current market conditions. Almost every experienced trader I speak to talks about the impact high frequency trading and Black Box trading has had on the market. Some have been unable to adjust and have been pushed out of the business. From my perspective, oppty continues to exist in spades, but individuals must adapt their style to reflect the new conditions. Here are some of the adjustments I’ve made:

  • Positioning for smaller moves: Instead of focusing on the 0.75-2.00 moves, I’m now seeing more consistent success trading for 0.25-1.00. Because I’m positioning for smaller moves, I’ve had to increase my size. With this change comes the need to increase my knowledge on the names I trade and to use tighter stops. I use columns such as Emerging 50/Liquid Momentum and Emerging Growth to help me stay on top of the fundamental/technical developments in some of the names I trade. I’ve also found that by focusing on 0.25-1.00 moves, I am seeing far more opptys over the course of the day. Читать далее «ScalpTrader: Style Guide»

Ticker symbol

A stock symbol or ticker symbol is a short abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market. A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. «Ticker symbol» refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine.

U.S stock symbol history

In the United States, modern letter-only ticker symbols were developed by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to bring a national standard to investing. Previously, a single company could have many different ticker symbols as they varied between the dozens of individual stock markets. The term ticker refers to the noise made by the ticker tape machines once widely used by stock exchanges.

The S&P system was later standardized by the securities industry and modified as years passed. Stock symbols for preferred stock have not been standardized. Читать далее «Ticker symbol»

Тикер акции

Тикер (англ. ticker symbol) — краткое название котируемых инструментов (акций, облигаций, индексов) в биржевой информации. Является уникальным идентификатором в рамках одной биржи или информационной системы. Используется для того, чтобы постоянно не печатать в сводках полное наименование ценных бумаг или других объектов торговли.

Краткое название обычно имеет от одного до шести символов и присваивается ценной бумаге при включении её в листинг. Традиционно используют заглавные буквы латинского алфавита. Обычно это аббревиатуры или краткие названия (International Business Machines — IBM), сокращения или усечения названий (Microsoft — MSFT, РАО ЕЭС России — EESR). На азиатских биржах часто используются цифровые и буквенно-цифровые тикеры, адаптированные для международной торговли. Например, тикер компании Toshiba на Токийской фондовой бирже — 6502. Читать далее «Тикер акции»