Alex Coffey
Senior Specialist, Trader Group, TD Ameritrade

About Alex Coffey

Alex Coffey is the co-Host of Fast Market on the TD Ameritrade Network program. Alex’s main role at TD Ameritrade is Senior Specialist of Client and Market Structure Insights. Alex has a background in financial markets and market structure.

Having been with TD Ameritrade since 2014, he was previously a Senior Specialist on the 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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What Is a Secondary Public Offering? Learn About the Risks and Opportunities September 20, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Secondary public offerings, also called follow-on offerings, differ from IPOs in some key respects.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
What Happens to SPACs After an Acquisition? A Look at the SPAC Life Cycle June 3, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

What happens when a SPAC makes an acquisition? A cooling of the SPAC market in 2021 may be a good time to look at the full SPAC life cycle.

5 min read  |  Alternative Investing
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
Coinbase Offering Puts New Focus on Cryptocurrencies, Reignites DPO vs. IPO Debate April 13, 2021 11:31 AM   |  

Looking to participate in a company’s first stock offering to the public? As Coinbase prepares its DPO, understand the differences between direct public offerings (DPOs), initial public offerings (IPOs), and special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Why the Jobs Report Matters to Investors: What to Look for in Jobs Numbers March 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The Employment Situation (also known as the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment) offers insight into many facets of the economy.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Gearing Up: Tesla's Path to the S&P 500 Index Has Been a Wild Ride December 17, 2020 10:44 AM   |  

Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Options Building Blocks: Why Should Investors Consider Covered Calls and Cash-Secured Puts? November 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Selling covered calls and cash-secured puts can help investors generate additional income, increase their probability of success, decrease their volatility of returns, and lower their overall risk when compared to buying stock.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Investors Wagering on Sports Betting Companies: The Players and Stats You Should Know October 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the sports world comes back to prominence after the coronavirus-related shutdown, sports betting stocks have gotten considerable attention. Interested in this sector? Here's a play-by-play for investors.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Electric Car Market Revs Up: Global Interest in the Fast Lane August 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Electric vehicle sales are poised to shift into a higher gear, and the coronavirus pandemic likely will be a speed bump, not a stop sign.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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