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December 12, 2017

Is Snooze Fest Over? Dow, SPX Moved Higher in Early Going; Fed Meet Starts

Economic reports show that inflation is ticking higher; Federal Reserve policy makers start two-day confab today with rate-hike decision expected tomorrow.

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Form 1099 OID - Original Issue Discount

Form 1099 OID - Original Issue Discount

You pay for what you get! Yep – heard that one before. Ever hear the phrase “Report on what you don’t get”? Yeah – I haven’t either, but it applies to this topic so now...

2017 November IMX

2017 November IMX

The November 2017 Investor Movement Index® hit a new all-time high of 8.53.The IMX had its largest single month increase ever in November—increasing over 15 percent…

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Investing
December 12, 2017
It's Shopping Season. Care to Try On  Some ETFs for Size?

It's Shopping Season. Care to Try On Some ETFs for Size?

Doing a little shopping for your portfolio this season? Perhaps you should consider exchange-traded funds as a lower-cost route to pursuing your investing objectives.

Trading
December 12, 2017
Line, Bar, and Candlestick: Three Chart Types for Traders

Line, Bar, and Candlestick: Three Chart Types for Traders

One of the great things about investing is that there are all sorts of ways to approach it. Different strategies and asset classes are available whether you’re a short-term ...

Investing
December 11, 2017
How to Save Money: Six Tips to Help Stash Your Cash

How to Save Money: Six Tips to Help Stash Your Cash

Who doesn’t want to save money? Almost no one, but sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking that “saving” is the same as spending, only in smaller increments. ...

Money & Culture
December 11, 2017
Bonds, Fixed Income Securities and Your Adjusted Cost Basis

Bonds, Fixed Income Securities and Your Adjusted Cost Basis

Over the years, Hollywood has developed quite a love affair with Wall Street. In typical Hollywood fashion, they have portrayed Wall Street as glamorous, outrageous ...

Money & Culture
December 8, 2017
thinkorswim Challenge: Simulated Trading Offers Real Rewards

thinkorswim Challenge: Simulated Trading Offers Real Rewards

Talk about looking good on paper. Three students from Queens College just turned a simulated $500,000 into $2.636 million in four weeks during this year’s

Money & Culture
December 7, 2017
Form 1099 OID - Original Issue Discount

Form 1099 OID - Original Issue Discount

You pay for what you get! Yep – heard that one before. Ever hear the phrase “Report on what you don’t get”? Yeah – I haven’t either, but it applies to this topic so now...

Options
December 7, 2017
Derivatives With a Twist: Options on Futures vs. Equity Options

Derivatives With a Twist: Options on Futures vs. Equity Options

Tax audit. Crash. Emergency liquidation. Let's face it—some financial terms are scary, perhaps for good reason. But here's a term that may sound scarier than it is ...

Investing
December 7, 2017
Tempest in a Teacup: Does a Jumpy VIX Have Room to Rise?

Tempest in a Teacup: Does a Jumpy VIX Have Room to Rise?

What might the fear index be telling investors about the stock market? Last week, the fear index that Wall Street monitors for volatility, was on fire, jumping nearly 30% ...

Retirement
December 6, 2017
How Your Retirement Will Be Different from Grandpa’s

How Your Retirement Will Be Different from Grandpa’s

News flash: Retirement has changed. Most of us probably know it doesn’t work quite like it used to. The biggest way retirement is different nowadays is a shift in ...

Trading
December 5, 2017
Financial Facepalms: Avoid These 7 Common Trading Mistakes

Financial Facepalms: Avoid These 7 Common Trading Mistakes

The mechanics of trading are easy. A click or two gets you into a trade and a click or two gets you out. But the decision-making process behind those clicks is much ...

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