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August 25, 2016

Waiting for Yellen: What Might Fed Chair Say About Economy, Rate Policy?

Today’s theme gets its name from an old movie. But instead of waiting for someone named Guffman, the market is waiting for Yellen. What will she say Friday?

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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Investing
August 25, 2016

How Bollinger Bands Measure Volatility, Overbought, & Oversold

Bollinger Bands are one of the more widely used technical indicators because they are relatively simple to understand and intuitive to apply. Among other ...

Options
August 25, 2016

Volatility Update: Home on the Average True Range in S&P 500

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That familiar (and somewhat troubling) adage is used when somebody wants to say that there’s more than one ...

Trading
August 24, 2016

Earnings: Did TIF’s Blue Box Sell Better than Expected?

When Tiffany (TIF) released its Q1 results last quarter and spoke to analysts on a conference call, it set the bar relatively low. Have the reduced expectations panned...

Options
August 24, 2016

Income Options: Selling Covered Calls, Selecting Strategic Strikes

Selling covered calls is a staple strategy for investors who are looking to generate income from long stocks. But there are some basics about this strategy that you ...

Trading
August 23, 2016

A Richer Technical View: Analyzing Volume by Price

Tired of trying to guess where support and resistance levels are located for the underlying instruments you’re trading? Do you want a deeper view of the supply and ...

Investing
August 23, 2016

3 Questions Investors Can Ask as Stocks Reach Record Highs

Through August 15, the S&P 500 recorded ten new all-time highs since July 11. Not too shabby. This bull market in U.S. stocks has surmounted a wall of worry...

Trading
August 22, 2016

Can BBY Exceed Estimates for a 15th Straight Quarter?

Best Buy (BBY) just celebrated 50 years in business with a 50-hour sale and when the electronics giant reports earnings ahead of the bell Tuesday, investors and...

Investing
August 22, 2016

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 9: Industrial Production & Capacity

If you’re looking for an indicator to measure the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector, look no further. Each month the Federal Reserve compiles and releases data ...

Money & Culture
August 19, 2016

Trader's Appetite: Fancy Trends in Casual Dining Restaurants

The fast-casual restaurant boom continues, with popular chains like Dave & Buster’s (PLAY) and Wingstop (WING) among some of the standout restaurant ...

Trading
August 18, 2016

Can DE Plow its Way through Global Farming Slump?

Deere & Co (DE), by its own admission, is stuck in the middle of a “global farming recession” that doesn’t show any immediate signs of reversing course. Going into...