Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How the Federal Reserve May Signal a Rate Cut Today

Everybody's looking for the Federal Reserve to signal an interest-rate cut today. The central bank issues its policy statement at 2 p.m. ET -- one of the most important...
Stocks Keep Climbing to Records amid Trade Optimism and Dealmaking

Stocks Keep Climbing to Records amid Trade Optimism and Dealmaking

Stocks continue their advance into new record territory as trade worries and recession fears keep easing. The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent between Friday, November 1, and Friday, November...
Naysayers Hapless as Worst-Case Scenarios Prove Elusive

Bright Spots as Big Tech Disappoints: Earnings This Week

The last week of quarterly results featured bad news from some high-profile stocks, but other names rose in prominence. Right off the bat, Apple (AAPL) had disappointing iPhone sales and stunned investors by saying it...
Know Your Options Educational Series

The Basics of Options

Options are an increasingly important tool for retail investors. They can either replace trading shares, or make it easier to position yourself in stocks. Let's consider the first things you need to...
Another New High for Stocks as the 'Growth' Trade Makes a Comeback

Another New High for Stocks as ‘Growth’ Trade Makes a Comeback

Investors are returning to their old favorites, growth stocks, as the market continues its breakout to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 1 percent in the Thanksgiving-shortened period between...
In the Blink of an Eye, The 5G Boom Could Be Starting

In the Blink of an Eye, the 5G Boom Could Be Starting

Just when everyone was worried about China bringing down tech stocks, the country may be kicking off a boom that will fuel growth in the sector: 5G Networking. China...

Last Earnings Season Was a Tough Act to Follow

Last earnings season was a tough act to follow, but Corporate America is about to give it a try. Per-share profits climbed about 25 percent and revenue rose approximately 10 percent. Both of those gains...

Can This Tech Giant Hold Support?

Big Tech has seen its share of volatility in the last week. Now as the waves of panic recede, a value opportunity may have washed up on the beach. Take a look at Alphabet (GOOGL)....
Deja Vu for the Bulls? These Two S&P 500 Charts Look Almost Identical

Deja Vu for the Bulls? These Two S&P 500 Charts Look Very Similar

The S&P 500 flew to new highs last week, and its technical patterns strongly resemble an earlier breakout. First, consider this TradeStation chart study of the index in late...
Big Banks Announce Strong Results as Earnings Season Begins

Big Banks Announce Strong Results as Earnings Season Begins

Earnings season is off to another strong start, thanks to big banks and financials. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and Morgan Stanley (MS) all reported...
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