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August 18, 2017

Safety Back in Play After Sell-off Driven By Perceived Weakness In Key Earnings

The safety trade is back in town after yesterday’s earnings-driven sell-off, with gold, bonds and the VIX all on the upswing.

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Mutual Funds: Looking to Boost Your Portfolio Diversification?

Mutual Funds: Looking to Boost Your Portfolio Diversification?

Looking for diversification in your portfolio, but crunched for time, or maybe you have little investment experience? Mutual funds might be one answer. Because mutual ...

IMX July 2017

IMX July 2017

July marked a historic milestone for the Investor Movement Index® as it crossed 7.0 for the first time ever. The July IMXSM reading broke a new all-time-high record, climbing to 7.09, as bullish retail investors continued a 6 month trend of net buying.

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Money & Culture
August 18, 2017
Investing in Wine: Build a Self-Funded Wine Cellar Collection

Investing in Wine: Build a Self-Funded Wine Cellar Collection

Looking for a really liquid asset? No, we’re not talking “I-can-sell-this-easily-if-I-need-to” liquidity, but rather “it’s-drinkable” liquidity. We’re talking about wine investing. ...

Trading
August 17, 2017
Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Reports Results Friday Morning

Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Reports Results Friday Morning

Agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. (DE) reports earnings for the fiscal third quarter of 2017 before market open on Friday, August 18. So far in 2017, DE has...

Investing
August 17, 2017
Beginner’s Guide: Understanding the Basics of Fixed Income Investing

Beginner’s Guide: Understanding the Basics of Fixed Income Investing

As a young investor, you will likely favor a stock-focused portfolio to take advantage of higher growth potential, despite the added risk. With many more years ahead ...

Options
August 17, 2017
Term Structure and Covered Calls in a Low-Volatility Environment

Term Structure and Covered Calls in a Low-Volatility Environment

When summer trading is slow, and everyone’s either at the beach or wishing they were, implied volatility (IV) can get pretty low. For covered call sellers, lower IV means ...

Trading
August 16, 2017
Earnings Preview: E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Reports on Thursday

Earnings Preview: E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Reports on Thursday

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) reports first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2018 before market open on Thursday, August 17. The stock has...

Retirement
August 16, 2017
Long Time Horizon: Is It Ever OK to Ignore Your Retirement Portfolio?

Long Time Horizon: Is It Ever OK to Ignore Your Retirement Portfolio?

Our lives are busy. There are children to feed and educate, bills to pay, bathrooms to clean, lawns to mow, TV programs to watch, social media sites to peruse ...

Investing
August 16, 2017
N. Korea Tensions Offer Investors Chance to Assess Risk Tolerance

N. Korea Tensions Offer Investors Chance to Assess Risk Tolerance

Risk is everywhere. A big part of an investor’s job is recognizing and accounting for that reality in your strategy and decisions. The recent escalation in U.S. ...

Trading
August 15, 2017
Earnings Preview: The Retail Parade Continues with Target and Wal-Mart

Earnings Preview: The Retail Parade Continues with Target and Wal-Mart

Between last week and this week, it’s been a particularly busy stretch for retail earnings. Last week, the big department stores reported earnings, July’s retail sales...

Trading
August 15, 2017
Brexit, Clearing, and the Ever-Changing Face of European Markets

Brexit, Clearing, and the Ever-Changing Face of European Markets

Ask most Americans where the center of the financial universe is, and they’ll probably say New York City. But there was a time during the last century when the ...

Trading
August 14, 2017
Earnings Preview: Home Depot Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow

Earnings Preview: Home Depot Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow

Home improvement retailer Home Depot (HD) reports second-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, August 15. Over the past several years...

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