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July 22, 2016

Earnings Extravaganza Rolls On, With Strong Results Bolstering Market

After weeks of jubilation, stocks appear ready to extend their rally Friday as positive news from the earnings front keep rolling in. The strength comes despite weak oil.

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July 22, 2016

Say, Who's at the Wheel? Drivers of Self-Driving Cars

There’s excitement around the idea of self-driving cars and the potential for major changes in transportation, whether it’s for passenger vehicles or commercial ...

Options
July 21, 2016

Volatility Update: VIX Trades From One Extreme To Another

What a difference a few weeks can make! In late June, CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) rallied to the mid-20s and its best levels in months. Indeed, the market’s...

Trading
July 21, 2016

Creating Healthy Habits to Help Optimize Trading Performance

Being a successful trader involves more than just picking entry and exit points. There are emotional challenges (such as fear and greed) and mental hurdles (such ...

Trading
July 21, 2016

Earnings: Has CMG Turned the Corner on Food-Safety Concerns?

Another diverse set of companies are scheduled to report earnings Thursday, with results coming out from AT&T (T) and Chipotle (CMG), after the close...

Trading
July 20, 2016

Earnings: Can Chip Maker INTC Reinvent as a Cloud Play?

There’s a variety of earnings reports coming out the next couple of days that might give some insight into how different segments of the economy are performing.

Trading
July 20, 2016

Preparing for the Trading Day With a Solid Morning Routine

History is full of examples of great men and women who credit their daily success to a morning ritual. So it should be no surprise that applying this principle to your ...

Investing
July 19, 2016

From Pamplona to Wall Street: The Bulls are Running

In case you missed the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, last week, you might turn your gaze to Wall Street. The bulls are back! The stock market staged...

Trading
July 19, 2016

Earnings: MSFT Moves Deeper into Cloud Technology

Analysts say Microsoft (MSFT) and Halliburton (HAL), two long-time NYSE stalwarts, might report very different Q2 results this week. MSFT reports after...

Options
July 19, 2016

Events and Options: Are Long Straddles Risky Around Earnings?

If a stock’s going to make a move—perhaps because of an earnings announcement or other upcoming event—then why not buy a call option in case it goes up and a ...

Trading
July 18, 2016

Earnings: Investors Await Results from IBM, NFLX, and More

This is a busy week for earnings with 10 out of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrials ready to report quarterly results. First up this week...