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May 25, 2017

OPEC, Fed Could Take Back Seat To Strong Earnings as Market Nears Record High

The hits keep on coming as the market marks five days of the current rally. Thursday begins with the S&P 500 Index (SPX) resting just below all-time record highs.

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Start Setting Financial Goals and Make a Plan to Get There

When it comes to taboo topics, money ranks up there with the best of them. This can make it difficult to comfortably have an open and productive conversation...

April 2017 IMX

The Investor Movement Index®, or IMXSM, retreated to 6.06 for April, down from March’s all-time high of 6.22. Despite reducing their overall exposure to equities, TD Ameritrade retail clients remained net buyers in this IMX period.

Latest Stories

Options
May 25, 2017

Swim Lessons: A Primer on Option Probabilities

In our daily Swim Lessons program, co-host Scott Connor and I often refer to some trades and strategies as “high probability,” but what does that phrase really mean?

Trading
May 25, 2017

Early Assignment? Don't Let Dividend Risk Derail Your Options Strategy

So you've got an options strategy in a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF)—say a covered call, a naked call option, or even multiple-leg strategies like ...

Trading
May 24, 2017

Earnings Preview: Retail Results Continue Tomorrow with Best Buy

It’s gotten pretty quiet as far as earnings goes and there’s just a few names left to report first-quarter results. Big-box retailer Best Buy (BBY) releases first-quarter...

Retirement
May 24, 2017

401k Held at a Former Employer? Know Your Alternatives

One of the things you have to consider when changing jobs or nearing retirement is what to do with your old workplace savings plan. If you’re well into ...

Investing
May 24, 2017

Housing Angles and Moving Parts: Location Matters; Zoom In

Location, location, location. Those are the three most important things in real estate, as the saying goes. This applies to home buyers and sellers geographically ...

Trading
May 23, 2017

Are Exchange Rates Foreign to You? Here's a Forex Primer

Here's a riddle: What asset class averages about $5.1 trillion in trading each day, is available virtually 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, affects each of us pretty much ...

Investing
May 22, 2017

Has the Market Thrown You a Curveball? Tips to Get Back on Track

When a reporter asked baseball great Yogi Berra if his struggles at the plate signaled a slump, Berra replied, “Slump? I ain’t in no slump. I just ain’t hitting.” Some ...

Tools
May 19, 2017

Company Profile Tool Provides Insight Into a Stock's Value

You may think it's a no-brainer. You're only going to put on a directional trade if you've got a hunch a stock's going to move in a particular direction, right? But ...

Money & Culture
May 19, 2017

Taboo Topic: 4 Reasons It's Hard to Talk About Money

Money talk. Sure, you might talk in generalities about the stock market rally, taxes, or the spiraling costs of college and health care but, when it comes to your own ...

Trading
May 18, 2017

Earnings Preview: Deere & Company Releases Fiscal Q2 Results Tomorrow

Since fiscal 2014, Deere & Company (DE) management has cited weakness in the global farm economy as ...