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February 27, 2017

Look, Markets Appear to Be Doing it Again: Waiting for Oomph

Markets open marginally lower, threatening halt to record-highs rally, ahead of at least two important speeches this week from President Trump and Fed Chair Yellen

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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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Trading
February 27, 2017

Earnings: After Holiday Sales Warning, TGT Set to Report Tuesday

Target Corp. (TGT), the big-box general merchandise retailer unwraps its Q4 results ahead of the bell Tuesday. TGT already warned Wall Street that its results would ...

Investing
February 27, 2017

How Parents of Elite Athletes Can Help Fund Their Child’s Dreams

It’s no secret that parenting today is much different than it was a generation ago. Today’s youth are always on the go. While parents may have ...

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...