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Circuit Breakers: Learn the Basics of These Market-Wide Pauses November 2, 2021 4:00 PM   |  

The stock market has had circuit breakers—temporary trading halts imposed if U.S. stock markets fall by certain percentages—in place since 1987, but they've rarely been triggered until March 2020. Here's what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Industrial and Precious Metals: Linking Money, Value, and Economic Growth June 10, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Industrial and precious metals are key components for investing, trading, and understanding the market. Learn how industrial and precious metals markets may potentially affect economic growth and sentiment.

4 min read  |  Futures
What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? Measuring the Nation’s Economic Output March 17, 2021 1:46 PM   |  

Gross domestic product (GDP) data is one key to understanding U.S. economic health. It’s a closely watched number that can affect fiscal and monetary policy as well as corporate planning and strategy.

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
Stairs, Elevators, and Walls of Worry: What Stock Market Metaphors Really Mean November 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading, and many may sound charming. But a deeper dive into the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
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
Flying Blind? What Withdrawing Guidance Means (and Doesn’t Mean) June 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When a company withdraws guidance, it used to mean bad news was coming. That was before the coronavirus pandemic stopped the economic expansion in its tracks. Now, executives are withdrawing forward-looking statements with less stigma amid the widespread uncertainty.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Stock Market Menagerie: Bulls vs. Bears, Unicorns, & the Animals of Wall Street November 29, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Animal terms and animal references are prominent among Wall Street slang terms. Here’s a look at bulls and bears, hawks and doves, cats and dogs, sheep and pigs, and even black swans and unicorns.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Investing in Meat Alternatives & Plant-Based Companies: Opportunities and Risks June 27, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Shifting tastes and preferences have led to the emergence of publicly traded plant-based meat alternatives such as Beyond Meat (BYND), and established food producers are responding.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Ripples Across the Pond: Potential Brexit Impact on the U.S. Economy June 3, 2019 12:00 AM   |  

If a no-deal Brexit should come to pass, there would likely be further market volatility. But an “oasis” factor could help fortify the U.S. economy.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends

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