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February 24, 2017

Pushing Pause: Red Numbers Pop Up Amid Overseas Weakness, Policy Caution

Steep losses overseas and policy caution may put the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s ($DJI) 10-day streak of record highs in peril.

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Retiring? Keep an Eye on These Five Tax Implications

Retiring means many life changes—not having to worry about the daily grind, pursuing passions, spending more time with friends and family. One retirement change ...

Year-End Review and Look Ahead with JJ Kinahan

JJ Kinahan gives his review of market activity in 2016, shares helpful tips, and discusses key stories that may shape 2017.

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Options
February 24, 2017

Turning a Short Option Into a Risk-Defined Vertical

Let’s say you have been selling naked puts, and the market has made an extended move higher in your favor. Chances are, you are getting a little nervous. ...

Money & Culture
February 24, 2017

Job-Hopping? Don’t Skip These Retirement Ideas

Trends come and go, but one trend that seems to be continuing is job-hopping. It wasn’t too long ago that the American Dream involved getting on with a company ...

Options
February 23, 2017

Vertical Credit Spreads: Your High-Probability Trade?

In our daily Swim Lessons sessions, we aren't above the occasional sports analogy. Since my co-host, Scott Connor, is an avid tennis player, that sport is a popular ...

Investing
February 23, 2017

The Fed: Consider The Forest, Not Just the Trees

Legendary 1930s technical analyst Edson Gould developed the "Three Steps and a Stumble" rule which suggested when the Fed hikes rates three times...

Trading
February 22, 2017

TSLA Earnings: Cars, SolarCity and Gigafactory—Update after the Bell

Electric-car buffs and industry analysts are likely to be revved up for the quarterly results from Tesla (TSLA), the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric carmaker. TSLA ...

Trading
February 22, 2017

Know Your Options: The Basics of Calls and Puts

One of the main things that makes options attractive to investors is the flexibility they can provide during a variety of market conditions. Regardless of whether...

Retirement
February 22, 2017

Want a Smooth Handoff? Consider a TOD Registration

Let’s face it—when thinking about how we want to spend our time, estate planning doesn’t really bubble to the top of the list. The checklist of considerations can ...

Trading
February 21, 2017

The Basics of IPOs: Some Things You Should Know

Record stock markets can bring on initial public offerings (IPOs) and plenty of hype. Like most new things, it can be easy to get caught up in it all and...

Trading
February 21, 2017

IPOs Are Buzzy…But Do They Live Up to The Hype?

Our brains are wired to like new things, even when they aren’t necessarily better than the old. In the world of investing, nothing is newer or can generate...

Tools
February 21, 2017

5 New Features: IPOs & Fixed-Income New Issues

This past fall we told you that good things were on the way in relation to our IPO and fixed-income new-issue offerings, and now they have officially ...