John McDowell

As Lead Content Strategist, John diligently searches for ways to connect with day traders and provides training and education to those in this space.

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What Is the Financial Stability Oversight Council?

What is the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC)?

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) is the United States federal government institution set up in July 2010 following the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...

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The Plunge Protection Team Explained

What is the Plunge Protection Team?

The Plunge Protection Team (PPT) is an informal term for the Working Group on Financial Markets. The working...

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Insider Trading Explained

What is insider trading?

Insider trading refers to trading in the stock of a publicly-traded company by its directors, employees, or anyone who has...

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What is Limit Up - Limit Down in Day Trading?

Limit down in day trading refers to a large decline in the prices of a financial asset or an index, which triggers a temporary halt in its trading on...

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What Is A Stock Market Flash Crash?

A flash crash is a rapid and sudden downfall in the prices of electronically-traded securities in a stock market due to an overwhelming number of...

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Gamma Squeeze Explained for Beginners

What is a gamma squeeze?

By now we’ve all heard about what a short squeeze is and how they happen in the stock market. If we take a short squeeze one...

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Web 5.0 versus Web 3.0: What's the Difference?

Why Jack Dorsey Wants Web 5.0

While Web 3.0 hasn't even arrived yet, some visionaries are already dreaming about Web 5.0. Jack Dorsey, the former CEO...

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What Does Capitulate Mean in Trading?

The word capitulate means to give up or stop trying. It’s easy to see how this would apply to trading, especially considering the current market...

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What Is a Block Trade?

A block trade is a large-sized stock order that takes place outside of the publicly traded stock market. By the definition of the NYSE and NASDAQ...

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Stock Halts and Circuit Breaker Halts Explained

What is a stock halt?

A stock halt is a temporary suspension in the trading of a particular stock by the exchange. It is one of the many regulations...

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