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September 23, 2016

Easy Money: Central Banks’ Dovish Policies Intensify Search for Yield

The central banks have spoken, and the message appears to be more easy money for a longer period. As rate hike threats ebb, investors search for yield opportunity.

Editor‘s Picks

Three Monthly Economic Reports That You Should Be Checking

Oftentimes economic reports can move markets. Here are three major ones and why they matter.

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Money & Culture
September 23, 2016

Back-to-School Shopping: Picking Up Supplies and Stocks?

September means it’s time for students to go back to school, and often this means shopping for new school supplies. These supplies might include anything from ...

Retirement
September 22, 2016

Approaching Retirement? Why You May Want to Consider Growth Stocks.

Growth stocks and growth mutual funds: Aren’t those for young people? Not necessarily.

Options
September 22, 2016

Volatility Update: September Market Volatility Sizzles

You probably noticed that levels of volatility in the first two weeks of September stand in stark contrast to the pattern during July and August. For instance, through ...

Investing
September 22, 2016

Trade Time Out? Candidates' Foreign Policy and the Market

It’s safe to say that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don’t agree on much. But when it comes to foreign trade, they’re talking similar language.

Trading
September 21, 2016

Trading Journal: Writing Things Down Can Offer Profitable Insight

Despite the interconnected world we live in today, trading can often be an isolating endeavor. A trader’s need to process the nonstop streams of data and ...

Money & Culture
September 20, 2016

Considering a Vacation Home? Sales Trends Vary. Location ...

The primary house market remains red-hot, but the secondary, or vacation, home market is mixed. According to the National Association of Realtors ...

Tools
September 20, 2016

Helpful tools for Earnings Season (and the thinkorswim Challenge!)

The third annual thinkorswim Challenge virtual trading competition kicks off on Monday, October 5th which is also the beginning of the Fall Earnings Season ...

Trading
September 20, 2016

The Fed's Conundrum: It's All About The Velocity of Money

Could this week's meeting of Janet Yellen and team be a snore? Maybe. Financial markets are pricing in only a 20% chance of an interest rate hike on Wednesday...

Investing
September 19, 2016

Stock Market History 101: Lore Behind the Best Six Months

Just as summer fades into fall and winter takes over, the stock market has its "seasons," too. The start of the U.S. stock market's so-called "best six months" is right ...

Money & Culture
September 16, 2016

How Beauty Products Can Make a Face and Portfolio Look Pretty

Beauty is big business. Research firm Euromonitor said global sales of skincare products exceeded $111 billion in 2014, and that doesn’t even include cosmetics. ...