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September 25, 2017

What Next? A Dash of GDP and Geopolitics as Eventful Q3 Nears End

Escalating geopolitical tensions, possible profit taking at the end of the quarter, and a few key economic numbers could be in focus on Wall Street over the coming days.

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Does Where You Live Influence Your Portfolio? A New Quiz Reveals Results

Does Where You Live Influence Your Portfolio? A New Quiz Reveals Results

Have you ever stopped to wonder if the state your investment portfolio calls home is the same state you...

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Trading
September 26, 2017
Screwdrivers and Scroll Saws: Using Advanced Order Types

Screwdrivers and Scroll Saws: Using Advanced Order Types

Success in almost any profession requires familiarity with a basic set of tools. For the carpenter, it’s the hammer, saw, and screwdriver. The artist must know how to use ...

Tools
September 26, 2017
Assess Your Positions’ Risk with Beta Weighting on thinkorswim

Assess Your Positions’ Risk with Beta Weighting on thinkorswim

Comparing all your positions can be a lot like looking at a bowl of different pieces of fruit. Not only are you weighing apples against oranges, but there are some bananas...

Tools
September 26, 2017
Monitor Tab on thinkorswim: Quick Access to Your Trading Activity

Monitor Tab on thinkorswim: Quick Access to Your Trading Activity

When you’re looking for critical information about your trading account, holdings, and activity, you don’t want to have to go poking around for key figures and stats...

Trading
September 25, 2017
Earnings Preview: Nike Reports Fiscal Q1 Results on Tuesday

Earnings Preview: Nike Reports Fiscal Q1 Results on Tuesday

Nike Inc. (NKE) reports first quarter fiscal 2018 earnings on Tuesday, September 26 after market close. Nike shareholders have been on quite a ride so far this year...

Investing
September 25, 2017
Coupon Clipping for the Investor Set: Your Guide to the Bond Market

Coupon Clipping for the Investor Set: Your Guide to the Bond Market

Some investment professionals encourage investors to diversify and balance their portfolios with bonds. But what are bonds, and what role can they play in your ...

Money & Culture
September 22, 2017
Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early

Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early

Nobody ever said a parent’s job would be easy. Keeping food on the table and a solid roof over everyone’s heads are among duties at the top of the list, of course. On ...

Tools
September 21, 2017
Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations

Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations

It can be hard for active traders to profit from a stock or option that doesn’t move, which is why they often look for a certain amount of volatility. But an unexpected ...

Options
September 21, 2017
Gamma Scalping Intro: Synthetics, Put-Call Parity and Delta-Neutral

Gamma Scalping Intro: Synthetics, Put-Call Parity and Delta-Neutral

A recent article introduced negative theta—that is, options positions that lose theoretical value each day due to the passage of time. The article demonstrated how ...

Investing
September 20, 2017
Is Hurricanes’ Impact Beginning to Ripple Through to Economic Data?

Is Hurricanes’ Impact Beginning to Ripple Through to Economic Data?

Massive natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma take relatively little time to devastate entire cities; recovering and rebuilding of course takes a very long ...

Retirement
September 20, 2017
Help Wanted: Experience Required—Job-Search Tips for Older Workers

Help Wanted: Experience Required—Job-Search Tips for Older Workers

Searching for a job is hard, whatever your age and whatever the economy’s status. That probably doesn’t come as news to anyone. Older, late-career workers ...

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