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September 21, 2017

Markets Digest Fed, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Economic Data

The Dow and S&P tapped fresh record peaks again yesterday, but can they keep it up? Benchmarks are flat in the early going

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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trading
September 19, 2017
Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One

Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One

Is it time to forget about global diversification as a portfolio strategy? Or put another way, is it time for investors to ask themselves what they’re trying to ...

Investing
September 18, 2017
REITs: Real Estate for Those Who Don’t Fancy Being a Landlord

REITs: Real Estate for Those Who Don’t Fancy Being a Landlord

So you’ve inherited some property and don't particularly like the vision you’re having of your future self as a curmudgeonly landlord bent over a leaky toilet your ...

Trading
September 15, 2017
Apple Event: New Products and the Tech Sector’s Push into Healthcare

Apple Event: New Products and the Tech Sector’s Push into Healthcare

Apple’s (AAPL) product launch event happened earlier this week, with the company debuting new iPhones, the Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K and AirPower, a...

Options
September 15, 2017
Volanthology: A Tour of VIX and Other Volatility Indexes

Volanthology: A Tour of VIX and Other Volatility Indexes

When you hear the phrase "stock market volatility, what's the first thing that pops into your mind? If you're like many investors, you think of the VIX—the CBOE ...

Money & Culture
September 15, 2017
College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy

College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy

Summer is over, and it’s time to hit the books. For young adults (and maybe not-so-young adults), college beckons. A college degree can mean hundreds of ...

Trading
September 14, 2017
Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center

Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center

Drink your milk. Have a firm handshake. Diversify your portfolio. Everyone gets some free advice as they move through life, and most investors remember that last one.

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