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Screwdrivers and Scroll Saws: Using Advanced Order Types

Screwdrivers and Scroll Saws: Using Advanced Order Types

Success in almost any profession requires familiarity with a basic set of tools. For the carpenter, it’s the hammer, saw, and screwdriver. The artist must know how to use brushes and pigments to make a canvas come alive. Even scientists rely on tools like formulas, spreadsheets, and computer modeling to prove their theories. And when it comes to trading, order types ...

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Earnings Preview: Nike Reports Fiscal Q1 Results on Tuesday
September 25, 2017

Earnings Preview: Nike Reports Fiscal Q1 Results on Tuesday

Nike Inc. (NKE) reports first quarter fiscal 2018 earnings on Tuesday, September 26 after market close. Nike shareholders have been on quite a ride so far this year...

Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One
September 19, 2017

Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One

Is it time to forget about global diversification as a portfolio strategy? Or put another way, is it time for investors to ask themselves what they’re trying to ...

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Apple Event: New Products and the Tech Sector’s Push into Healthcare
September 15, 2017

Apple Event: New Products and the Tech Sector’s Push into Healthcare

Apple’s (AAPL) product launch event happened earlier this week, with the company debuting new iPhones, the Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K and AirPower, a...

Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center
September 14, 2017

Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center

Drink your milk. Have a firm handshake. Diversify your portfolio. Everyone gets some free advice as they move through life, and most investors remember that last one.

Tech Bellwether Oracle Reports Fiscal Q1 Earnings Tomorrow
September 13, 2017

Tech Bellwether Oracle Reports Fiscal Q1 Earnings Tomorrow

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reports earnings for its fiscal first quarter after the market closes on Thursday, September 14. In the past several weeks, the company has...

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As Market Structure Evolves, Adapt with These Stop-Order Strategies
September 12, 2017

As Market Structure Evolves, Adapt with These Stop-Order Strategies

Technology is changing the face and structure of global commerce, from the way we shop, to the way we travel, to the way we buy and sell stock. Even the stop order ...

New to Online Investing? Try Out a Few of the Basics
August 30, 2017

New to Online Investing? Try Out a Few of the Basics

Today, thanks to technology, it’s easier and more convenient than ever to trade stocks online. And new bells and whistles are being added each year to ...

Let’s Clear the Air: What Is Inflation, Anyway?
August 29, 2017

Let’s Clear the Air: What Is Inflation, Anyway?

In the news business, there’s a saying that news is either important or interesting, but rarely both. Unless you’re super into economics, inflation falls squarely into the ...

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Earnings Preview: Best Buy to Report Fiscal Q2 on August 29
August 28, 2017

Earnings Preview: Best Buy to Report Fiscal Q2 on August 29

For the most part, earnings season has wrapped up, but there’s still a few companies left to report. This week, Best Buy Co. (BBY) reports fiscal second-quarter...

The Power of Patience and the Four Stages of Stock Cycles
August 24, 2017

The Power of Patience and the Four Stages of Stock Cycles

From the changing seasons to the ebb and flow of the economy, cycles are all around us. Each is driven by unique forces and made up of individual stages. Cycles ...

Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Reports Results Friday Morning
August 17, 2017

Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Reports Results Friday Morning

Agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. (DE) reports earnings for the fiscal third quarter of 2017 before market open on Friday, August 18. So far in 2017, DE has...

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Earnings Preview: E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Reports on Thursday
August 16, 2017

Earnings Preview: E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Reports on Thursday

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) reports first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2018 before market open on Thursday, August 17. The stock has...

Earnings Preview: The Retail Parade Continues with Target and Wal-Mart
August 15, 2017

Earnings Preview: The Retail Parade Continues with Target and Wal-Mart

Between last week and this week, it’s been a particularly busy stretch for retail earnings. Last week, the big department stores reported earnings, July’s retail sales...

Brexit, Clearing, and the Ever-Changing Face of European Markets
August 15, 2017

Brexit, Clearing, and the Ever-Changing Face of European Markets

Ask most Americans where the center of the financial universe is, and they’ll probably say New York City. But there was a time during the last century when the ...

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Earnings Preview: Home Depot Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow
August 14, 2017

Earnings Preview: Home Depot Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow

Home improvement retailer Home Depot (HD) reports second-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, August 15. Over the past several years...

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