Advertisement

News

The latest posts from SparxTrading – in depth views on the world of online investing.

THE LATEST

category logo

2012 World Outlook Conference – Recap

Published February 25, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

If there is one thing that the stock market has no shortage of, it’s opinions.   At this year’s 2012 World Outlook Conference hosted by Money Talks’ Michael Campbell, the only thing in greater supply than those opinions was the demand of the people who wanted to hear them. Attendees at this annual investor conference got […]

Read More >
category logo

Technical Analysis

Published February 18, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

With so many people talking about technical analysis and using stock charts to help make trading and investing decisions, here are some good tutorials to get your feet wet with some of the key concepts and terms used in technical approaches. Top marks go to the folks at Interactive Brokers for preparing this handy introduction […]

Read More >
category logo

Short Selling – Two Perspectives

Published February 18, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

Ever wondered how shorting a stock works? A couple of handy tutorials help explain this often misunderstood approach to trading: The first is a bit of a technical explanation prepared by Interactive Brokers on how a short sale works: http://www.interactivebrokers.com/images/flash/shortsale/index.html   A simpler version prepared by the Khan Academy can be found here:

Read More >
category logo

The Mighty TFSA

Published January 31, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) Many of you are probably familiar with the saying: “the only sure things in life are death and taxes.” Well, as of January 2009 there’s been a little ray of hope as far as those taxes are concerned. In February of 2008 the Canadian Minister of Finance (Jim Flaherty) announced […]

Read More >
category logo

Conference Snapshot: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

Published January 28, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

Check out our highlights from Cambridge House International’s 2012 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.  It was an amazing conference for us and we’d like to say thanks to everyone who we were able to speak with and a special thanks to the organizers at Cambridge House International.

Read More >
category logo

The 2012 World Outlook Financial Conference

Published January 27, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

When: Friday February 10th (5PM to 9PM) and Saturday February 11th (9AM to 5PM) Where: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver BC How Much: $25 for Students (with valid Student ID); $119 General Admission Description: The 2012 World Outlook Financial Conference is another in a series of regular events hosted by Michael Campbell, a well known figure in […]

Read More >
category logo

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2012

Published January 9, 2012
clock 5 Minutes

What: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference When: January 22nd – 23rd  2012 7:30am – 6pm Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC How Much: Free (if you preregister otherwise $20 at the door) The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, hosted by Cambridge House International,  is a great event to attend to learn about mining […]

Read More >
category logo

A falling knife in real time

Published November 21, 2011
clock 5 Minutes

Today was a great opportunity to witness the raw power of stampede for the exit on a stock.  Focus Media Holding was at the centre of a report released by controversial investment firm Muddy Waters alleging fraudulent business practices.  This is the same company that has made headlines in the past by obliterating stock prices […]

Read More >
category logo

Playing both sides of the market

Published November 21, 2011
clock 5 Minutes

This is a great interview with Kyle Bass (Hayman Capital) that captures two things really well: approaching opportunity and how media sometimes approach trading. The first compelling point of this video is that is shows viewers how successful traders approach opportunities and the calculated fashion in which they “speculate”.  While it is true that there […]

Read More >