Marching in Place: Fed Stands Pat but Sees Improvement; Market Focused on Apple, Facebook April 28, 2021 3:13 PM   |  

The Fed meeting didn’t bring any surprises, with the Fed keeping rates unchanged and vowing to continue its bond-buying program. There aren’t any new signs that tapering of that program is anywhere near.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Earnings Sundae with a Fed Cherry on Top: Early Lull Seen Ahead of Apple, Facebook Results April 28, 2021 9:24 AM   |  

With a Fed meeting concluding and Apple and Facebook results in the wings this afternoon, trading might be slow ahead of the news crush. The 10-year yield starts the day higher after a mixed overnight session for major indices.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Start Your Engines: Fed Mtg, Big Tech Vie for Attention Ahead of Microsoft, Alphabet Results April 27, 2021 9:13 AM   |  

It’s such a busy week that the start of today’s Fed meeting may be third on the list of importance behind big Tech earnings and the government’s first estimate of Q1 GDP on Thursday. Alphabet and Microsoft highlight the earnings calendar this afternoon.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Full Plate: Investors Have Lots To Digest Between Earnings, Data, Fed This Week April 26, 2021 9:28 AM   |  

This morning, trading seems pretty subdued ahead of a big week. That’s probably to be expected as Wall Street tends to look to earnings for a snapshot of the recent past and guidance for future performance.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Goodbye, Weekly Win Streak? Early Strength Emerges After Taxman Takes a Bite April 23, 2021 9:17 AM   |  

We've entered the wheelhouse of corporate earnings season, and volatility seems to be returning to the market. Word of a new capital gains tax plan yesterday certainly didn't help.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Bring on the Data: Plenty of Earnings, but Economic Numbers Could Help Determine Direction April 21, 2021 9:20 AM   |  

It's earnings season, and volatility seems to be returning. Amid a global setback in the pandemic fight, stock indices look to be starting out on the back foot again. But we'll see plenty of data releases and earnings reports over the next few days.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Another Sick Day: Growing Virus Fears in Asia Bring Pressure Despite Solid Earnings April 20, 2021 9:27 AM   |  

So far, stocks look like they could be on pace to be down two days in a row for the first time this month. The culprit appears to be concerns about growing virus cases in India and South America. The pressure comes despite mostly solid earnings results.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Expectations, Meet Reality: Earnings Parade Gets Strong Start, But Long Way to Go April 19, 2021 9:19 AM   |  

The earnings parade gathers steam this week, starting with IBM and CocaCola today and followed by Netflix tomorrow. Airlines are another industry dominating this week’s reporting schedule.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
On the Cusp: With Earnings Season Just Days Away, Major Indices Retreat from Records April 12, 2021 9:19 AM   |  

The new week picks up where the old one left off—with markets in slow motion ahead of earnings season. Big banks including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and other megabanks report later in the week.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Government Gridlock: Which Stock Sectors Might Benefit? November 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In the past, gridlock in Washington has often been associated with strong outcomes for the stock market. It looks like we’ll have gridlock again in 2021, so which sectors stand to possibly benefit, and is there any potential market downside?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Opportunities Can Change on a Dime: Three IPO Investing Lessons from 2020 November 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When investing in IPOs, your time horizon should match your objective. Learn why momentum investing and long-term investing are two distinctly different animals.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Slice and Serve: What Is a Stock Split & Why Do Stocks Split? July 31, 2020 3:02 PM   |  

Stock splits have increased as the U.S. market extended its bull run, but the actual benefits for investors are questionable.

6 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Growth vs. Value Stocks: Which Is Right for Right Now? June 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Growth stocks versus value stocks—a case can be made for both. But which way should an investor's portfolio lean these days?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
FAANGS? That’s So 2016: Now It’s All About BATS, WATCH, and MVPs October 3, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

For years, investors focused on the FAANG stocks to get a sense of how market sentiment shaped up. Now there’s a few new acronyms that could be worth getting to know.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
In Search of the Next FAANGs: How to Evaluate an Up-and-Coming Tech Stock July 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

FAANG stocks and other big-name flyers were, not too long ago, start-ups with no clear path to sustained profitability. If you’re looking for the next potential disruptors, how might you go about assessing candidates? You might want to go beyond traditional fundamental analysis.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Looking Beyond Allocation for a Well-Diversified Portfolio December 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

There’s more to portfolio diversification than stocks and bonds. Factors like market capitalization, international vs. domestic holdings, and sub-sector exposure all deserve consideration as you build a well-diversified portfolio.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Tired of Chasing Leaders? Advantages of a Well-Diversified Investment Plan August 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

A well-diversified strategy with wider exposure across the market might seem less thrilling than chasing leaders, but might give investors a better chance to meet goals.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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