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September 28, 2016

Fed Reserve Members Out in Full Force; Will Words Move the Markets?

Benchmarks were moving nowhere in early going today amid push and pull of some major Dow components as well as crude-oil prices. What might give it energy?

Editor‘s Picks

Helpful tools for Earnings Season (and the thinkorswim Challenge!)

The third annual thinkorswim Challenge virtual trading competition kicks off on Monday, October 5th which is also the beginning of the Fall Earnings Season ...

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Investing
September 28, 2016

Confirmation Bias: When Good Results Lead to Bad Trades

Let’s take a look at a psychology mistake many of us fall into in the stock market and in our personal lives—something we should seek to minimize or even ...

thinkMoney
September 28, 2016

Trading Strategies: How To Trade Presidents

Everyone is talking about the elections, but the market doesn't care who’s in office. What should traders be looking at? Same thing they always have.

thinkMoney
September 28, 2016

Covered Calls in the Fast Lane: Ladder Price, Volatility, and Time

Have you shunned the covered call, declaring it a dull convention of traditional investors? Laddering price, volatility, and time can bring life to an old jalopy.

thinkMoney
September 28, 2016

Weekly Options: Stretch Them Out

Weekly options are exactly what you think. They move quickly and live for about a week. Curious about the what, why, and how of trading them? Read on ...

thinkMoney
September 28, 2016

Trading Futures: Futures Scalper’s Guide to the Galaxy

Arbitrary entry and exit points in futures trading can be futile—get rid of the guesswork and place your trades using a price range based on volatility and probability.

Trading
September 27, 2016

Election Uncertainty Could Ramp Up Stock Volatility

The U.S. presidential showdown is just getting started. Investors may want to position themselves for increased levels of stock market volatility now.

Trading
September 27, 2016

Is Nike's Performance Against Competitors Getting Slam-Dunked?

Nike (NKE) appears to have had a tough quarter with analysts downgrading the stock amid reports that ...

Investing
September 27, 2016

Elections: How Might a Change in Congress Affect the Markets?

About a decade ago, a study found an interesting trend: When Congress stayed home, the stock market did better. Through that time, about 90% of the capital ...

Retirement
September 26, 2016

A New Home For Retirement? Test-Drive Before You Buy

Many folks nearing retirement are looking to downsize from the family home. Who needs three empty bedrooms, a big house to clean, and all the upkeep ...

Money & Culture
September 23, 2016

Back-to-School Shopping: Picking Up Supplies and Stocks?

September means it’s time for students to go back to school, and often this means shopping for new school supplies. These supplies might include anything from ...