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August 29, 2016

A Yawner From Yellen: Attention Now on Jobs Data After Speech Fails to Excite

Friday’s speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, awaited all last week, turned out somewhat anti-climactic, providing no real insight into timing of the next rate hike.

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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 29, 2016

Getting Friendly with Trends: Drawing and Applying Trendlines

From falling and rising hemlines in fashion, to falling rates of poverty and rising life expectancies around the world, trends are everywhere. When it comes to stock ...

Tools
August 29, 2016

Sharpening My Trading Habits with FRED

I recently bought my son the Scooby Doo Lego Mystery Mansion which ended in an epic mom fail when we discovered that the most coveted character...

Money & Culture
August 26, 2016

Space! The Ultimate Bucket List Travel Destination

The opening lines to Star Trek said that space was the final frontier, and although Gene Roddenberry’s dreams seemed far off in the 1960s, today’s scientists are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...