The Earnings Opening Bell: Eyes Turn to Mixed Results from Big Banks After Newly-Unveiled Stimulus January 15, 2021 9:31 AM   |  

President-elect Joe Biden announces details of his stimulus plan, and earnings season kicks off with mixed results from JP Morgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Transition Transmission: Market Downshifts Ahead of Bank Earnings, Inauguration January 14, 2021 9:17 AM   |  

Big banks are set to kick off earnings season tomorrow, and next week a new administration is set to take over. Markets could be in for a sort of "transition day."

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Pogo Stick: Drop, Rebound, Repeat as Direction Seems Hard to Find Ahead of Earnings January 13, 2021 9:18 AM   |  

The traditional start of earnings season is just two days away, and in the meantime Wall Street has its eyes on events in Washington and a pretty mild inflation reading. Crude is up and small caps have been leading the charge lately.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
On the Mend: After a Tough Monday, Wall Street Attempts to Turn Things Around January 12, 2021 9:24 AM   |  

The market looks like it’s attempting another turnaround Tuesday with many investors anticipating a strong earnings season. Data and earnings are a bit light today, so Washington could remain in focus.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Countdown to 2021: Everything Coming Up Green with Two Days Left in Old Year December 30, 2020 9:17 AM   |  

The day starts with most of the indicators pointing higher. Crude, stocks, yields all are in the green early, and focus could again be on Washington as the Senate contemplates a bigger stimulus check.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
The $2,000 Question: After Passing House, Will Higher Direct Payments Die in the Senate? December 29, 2020 9:16 AM   |  

Washington is in focus today after the House passed a bill raising direct payments to $2,000. Senate approval seems less likely. Meanwhile, hotel and airline stocks shined yesterday, and the 737-MAX takes to the skies.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Entering the Final Turn of 2020: Week off to Solid Start Amid Decreased D.C. Drama December 28, 2020 9:29 AM   |  

Stocks appear poised for a positive beginning to a short holiday week. There’s little data and basically no earnings of note to track, but thin volume could cause sharper market moves at times.

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
Slicing and Dicing the Apple Numbers Ahead of Earnings: iPhone 12, 5G, Services and More October 28, 2020 12:46 PM   |  

Apple’s recent iPhone 12 rollout is likely to be front and center when the firm opens its books Thursday afternoon. Another question is whether AAPL decides to issue guidance after declining to do that in recent quarters.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
October Outlook: After a Shaky September, Volatility Looms Ahead of Election, Earnings September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

It’s been a wild year so far with the pandemic, and now a presidential election is just a few weeks away. Between election news, earnings season, and hopes for a vaccine, October seems to promise plenty of action. And volatility.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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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