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Volatility Is A Two-Way Street
Article By: Sterling Raskie
Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:37 PM EDT
We tend to give volatility a bad rap – and rightfully so. Generally, the word is thrown at us during periods of when the market, and our investments, lose value. Volatility, however, works both ways.
COT Blue: A Decade Of Weird
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:00 AM EDT
Crony free markets don’t possess a downside, at least not officially – unless they are the bond market.
In this article: TNX Also: UUP
2000 Tech Bubble And Stock Crash, Causes And Lessons
Article By: Cory Mitchell, CMT
Friday, March 16, 2018 2:55 PM EDT
Learn the history of the 2000 stock market crash, when technology stocks declined 83%. Also, learn the causes of the crash and the lessons it left us with.
In this article: NDX
Why It’s Better To Trade Sector ETFs Instead Of Individual Stocks
Article By: Troy Bombardia
Friday, March 16, 2018 5:53 AM EDT
Individual sectors are harder to trade than the stock market index. Individual economic and political factors will determine which sectors outperform and which sectors underperform.
In this article: SPY, XLB, XLE, XLF, XLK, XLY, XLP, XLV
Is The US Stock Market Overvalued? Depends On Which Model You Ask
Article By: Alpha Architect
Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:22 PM EDT
Are stocks overvalued?
In this article: SPX, DJI
High Quality Trading Is Episodic, Not Continuous
Article By: Macro-Ops
Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:42 AM EDT
There are two types of market returns. Alpha and beta. Beta is what you get for diversifying and passively holding the market. Alpha is the opposite. It requires an edge, of which there are three: informational, analytical, and behavioral.
How To Trade When You Get Conflicting Signals
Article By: Troy Bombardia
Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:20 AM EDT
The market is never 100% bullish or 100% bearish. There will always be some bullish factors and some bearish factors.
This Math Is Magic
Article By: Andrew Gordon
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:34 PM EDT
Today, I’ll be discussing a neat tool that investors should use: Fibonacci retracements.
Craft Oil: The Lesser Known Side Of America’s Energy Industry
Article By: Jeff Desjardins
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT
In the short span of eight years – and thanks to the use of technologies like horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing – the United States quickly went from having a questionable energy future to being in a clear position of strength.
In this article: OIL, UCO, USO
What Drives Stock Price?
Article By: Rachel Fox
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:07 PM EDT
The magic formula for guaranteeing an investment will rise in value does not exist yet. There are four things you can depend on for being the strongest drivers of stock price, and to a greater extent, the price or value of anything.
In this article: AAPL, NFLX, TSLA, TWTR
Have You Considered Preferred Stocks?
Article By: Online Trading Academy
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:42 AM EDT
The ‘preferred’ in ‘preferred stock’ refers to the fact that preferred shareholders have certain rights to the company’s assets, and these obligations must be satisfied before the common shareholders can receive any money.
Mother Nature’s Deflationary Forces
Article By: Rodney Johnson
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:30 PM EDT
As energy prices fall, the cost of power should take a smaller chunk out of our daily budgets, as well as the cost of producing goods and providing services.
In this article: TAN, FAN, PBW
The Business Cycle & Fiscal Policy Timing
Article By: Upfina
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:55 PM EDT
The unusual timing of the fiscal stimulus means there won’t be any solutions, otherwise referred to as “ammo” left to stimulate the economy once the business cycle ends and a recession begins.
How Mark-To-Market Accounting Election Affects You
Article By: Online Trading Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:38 AM EDT
A simple explanation would be that MTM is an accounting method that describes how a trader calculates their trading gains and losses, and how these gains and losses are reported on a trader’s annual income tax return.
Does Strong Economic Growth Equate To High Factor Returns?
Article By: AllAboutAlpha
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:15 AM EDT
Economic cycles have a clear impact on factor performance. Given that real GDP is not published in real-time, it is unlikely effective for factor selection.
Worried About Extreme Down Markets? Consider Formal Portfolio Risk Models
Article By: Alpha Architect
Monday, March 12, 2018 12:59 PM EDT
Funds with more extensive risk management practices including formal models of portfolio risk performed relatively better than funds using no risk management.
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