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July 27, 2017

Tech Takes Center Stage After Strong Facebook Results, With Amazon in the Wings

The earnings extravaganza keeps on churning today, with a boatload of companies stepping into the spotlight, including Amazon (AMZN).

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Want to Monitor Sentiment from Key Influencers? Get Social

Want to Monitor Sentiment from Key Influencers? Get Social

Politicians. CEOs. Media personalities. What do these three very different groups of people have in common? All of them can influence the markets and individual stock ...

IMX June 2017

IMX June 2017

TD Ameritrade ended the first half of the year with record market exposure. Following a decrease in equity exposure in December of 2016, clients began adding to exposure in 2017 as markets…

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Money & Culture
July 28, 2017
Plug It In, Turn It On, Check It Out:  Here Come Smart Home Products

Plug It In, Turn It On, Check It Out: Here Come Smart Home Products

From the knowledge in your head to the products in your home, smarter is better, right? Well, one thing’s for sure—more smart home products are are making inroads into ...

Trading
July 27, 2017
Earnings Preview: Oil Giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron Report Soon

Earnings Preview: Oil Giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron Report Soon

It’s been a busy week between the parade of earnings reports, the Fed’s July meeting, and a slew of economic data coming out. In upcoming earnings, major energy...

Trading
July 27, 2017
Earnings Preview: Chip Giant Intel Reports Q2 After Market Close

Earnings Preview: Chip Giant Intel Reports Q2 After Market Close

Chipmaker Intel (INTC) reports second-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, July 27. As the broader semiconductor industry rallied over the past several...

Trading
July 27, 2017
Can You Hear It? Hidden Market Activity with Volume Profile

Can You Hear It? Hidden Market Activity with Volume Profile

Volume, at its most basic level, can provide extremely valuable information. For example, watching for volume on a breakout above resistance or below support can ...

Options
July 27, 2017
Earnings Moves: When Being Below Average Might Be a Good Thing

Earnings Moves: When Being Below Average Might Be a Good Thing

Earnings announcements can be volatile events for the company reporting, and have the potential to propel the stock higher or lower depending on the results. Option ..

Options
July 27, 2017
Proportional Proposal: An Intro to Put Ratio Options Spreads

Proportional Proposal: An Intro to Put Ratio Options Spreads

Ready for a primer on put ratio spreads? Take a deep breath and let’s dive in. For options traders, basic spreads are typically created on a ratio of 1:1. ...

Trading
July 26, 2017
Earnings Preview: Tech Giant Amazon Reports Results Tomorrow

Earnings Preview: Tech Giant Amazon Reports Results Tomorrow

Amazon (AMZN) reports second-quarter earnings on Thursday, July 27 after market close. The company has had a lot going on recently between Prime Day...

Trading
July 26, 2017
Earnings Roundup: Gilead, Verizon, and MGM Open the Books Soon

Earnings Roundup: Gilead, Verizon, and MGM Open the Books Soon

The earnings parade continues as the Fed wraps up its July meeting. Biotech giant Gilead Sciences (GILD) reports today after market close, and tomorrow...

Retirement
July 26, 2017
Why Wait? When It Comes to Social Security, Patience Can Pay

Why Wait? When It Comes to Social Security, Patience Can Pay

Some say 70 is the new 50. That’s up for debate, but as far as Social Security is concerned, perhaps it’s fair to say 70 is the new 66. Huh? Stay with us, because this ...

Trading
July 26, 2017
Earnings Preview: Twitter Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow Morning

Earnings Preview: Twitter Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow Morning

Social network Twitter (TWTR) reports second-quarter earnings on July 27 before the opening bell. Since its last earnings report, the stock is up quite a bit on the year...

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