Alex Coffey
Senior Trading Strategist, TD Ameritrade

About Alex Coffey

Alex Coffey is the co-host of Next Gen Investing and a senior equities contributor on the Schwab Network. A Senior Manager in Trading Services for TD Ameritrade, Alex has a background in financial markets and market structure.

Coffey joined TD Ameritrade in 2014. Previously, he was the co-host of Fast Market on the TD Ameritrade Network and formerly a member of the company’s Retail Trade Desk and Client Services departments. 

Coffey graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a double major in finance and accounting and a double minor in math and economics. He holds his Series 7, 63, 3, and 34 U.S. securities industry licenses.

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December Outlook: Market Prepares to Ring Out the Old with Hopes of Rate Cuts, New Direction on AI, Energy Prices November 28, 2023 12:57 PM   |  

December begins with better news on a number of concerns that kicked off the previous month. Focus now turns to when the Fed might cut rates, though investors appear more optimistic than policymakers on that front. The storm around OpenAI could also be a focal point in December.

4 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Retail Q3 Earnings: 2023’s Resilient Consumer Was a Surprise, but Rate Pressure, Jobs Picture Could Dim Holiday Lights November 14, 2023 1:31 PM   |  

As Q3 retail earnings arrive, so do lower inflation numbers. But interest rates are still high. How will that affect consumers as holiday shopping begins?

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Q3 EV Sector Earnings Outlook: Amid Reports Tesla's Losing US Market Share, How Will UAW Strike Outcome, ’24 Instant Tax Credits Shape Near-Future? October 17, 2023 1:14 PM   |  

As Tesla prepares to report Q3 earnings, U.S. EV makers are dealing with a fast-moving competitive landscape.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
What Happens After a SPAC Merger? A Look at the SPAC Life Cycle October 10, 2023 1:28 PM   |  

What happens after a SPAC merger? SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) mergers are a crucial step in taking a private company public. Learn more.

5 min read  |  Alternative Investing
Q3 Earnings: Corporate Recession Could Be Ending, but May Not Be Solace for Sagging Market October 4, 2023 3:07 PM   |  

S&P 500® earnings have fallen year-over-year three quarters in a row, constituting an "earnings recession." There's a chance that could end in the coming Q3 earnings season, bolstered by strength in consumer discretionary and communication services results. But slow revenue growth could keep margins from improving much, and analysts don't expect major earnings growth until Q4.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
October Outlook: Hawkish Fed, Labor and Spending Scares May Send More Chills Through Nervous Markets September 27, 2023 12:50 PM   |  

October looms with more uncertainty than usual amid worries about a possible government shutdown, the autoworkers' strike, the resumption of student loan payments, and soaring crude oil prices. However, Q3 earnings season also starts in October, and analysts expect signs of improvement.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
How to Use Stock Trading Alerts to Stay in the Know August 22, 2023 1:00 PM   |  

Discover how to set up stock trading alerts on TD Ameritrade to effectively monitor, track prices, and optimize portfolio performance for smarter investing.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
What Is a Secondary Public Offering? Learn the Risks and Opportunities May 23, 2023 11:41 AM   |  

Secondary public offerings, also called follow-on offerings, differ from IPOs in some key respects. Learn the types of secondary offerings in this guide.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Getting a Slice: How IPO Shares Are Priced and Allotted May 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

When a stock is made available to the public, there’s a process in place. In some high-demand issues, the IPO process involves an allocation. How does it work?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Connecting the Dots: Investor Guide to Tracking Fed Policy Projections with the Dot Plot May 24, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

The Fed provides a quarterly “dot plot” with its monetary policy projections for the next several years that can help investors glean the Fed’s thinking about the future.

5 min read  |  Federal Reserve
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