Category Archives: Online stock trading

Economic Red Flags That Indicate A Recession Could Be Near

It’s every investor’s worst fears come true – a market correction that turns out to the beginning of a larger bear market. If you saw the threat coming, you might not be surprised when it hits or even notice much of a change in your portfolio’s performance if you made preparations. But those that don’t … Read More

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Easy Stock/Option Combination Strategies for any Investor

Sometimes holding a portfolio of stocks that you buy and sell just isn’t enough. Whether you’re looking for risk management, higher returns, or just something to add a little excitement to your investment activity, options are a great addition to your investment strategy. By combining your stock portfolio with a few choice option trades, you … Read More

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How Economic Growth, Interest Rates, and Inflation Work Together

Three of the strongest forces to affect the markets, and subsequently your portfolio, are economic growth rates, interest rates, and the inflation rate. It’s relatively easy to track each of these separately by looking at GDP data, the yield on the 10-year treasury, or the latest CPI chart. But understanding how these interact with each … Read More

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Do Alternative Investment Funds Actually Work?

The traditional portfolio consists of stocks and bonds and little to nothing of other asset classes. Adding more than that to the mix has generally been left up to professionals to handle. But with the advent of ETFs and other asset creations, everyday investors now have relatively easy access to all sorts of alternative investments … Read More

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Easy Stock/Option Combination Strategies for any Investor

Sometimes holding a portfolio of stocks that you buy and sell just isn’t enough. Whether you’re looking for risk management, higher returns, or just something to add a little excitement to your investment activity, options are a great addition to your investment strategy. By combining your stock portfolio with a few choice option trades, you … Read More

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10 Essential Rules For Every Investor To Follow

Investing isn’t for everyone. The lure of making money from the simple act of buying a stock and selling it at a high price is hard to resist though. It doesn’t take much time to open up a brokerage account, fund it, and start making moves in the market. But as with most any activity, … Read More

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Don’t Get Fooled By A ‘Dead Cat Bounce’

Value investors pride themselves on being able to identify out-of-favor or misunderstood stocks and take advantage of its price difference relative to its intrinsic value. Oftentimes, this means buying a stock near a 52-week low or after a sustained drop in price. But timing is everything – buy too late and you’ve missed out on … Read More

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What the 10-Year Treasury Says About the Economy

There’s no lack of economic indicators for investors to look at when it comes to gauging the current health of the economy. From unemployment figures to GDP estimates, investors have access to virtually any type of data they could want. But one of the most under-represented indicators is the 10-year treasury yield. The yield on … Read More

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What A Healthy Stock Buyback Program Can Do For Your Investment

When considering a stock for investment purposes, there are usually a number of qualities that always need to be addressed – price-to-earnings, sales, profit margins, dividends, EPS growth, debt, and other items. But one of the things that tend to get overlooked far too often is stock buyback programs. Stock buyback (or repurchase) programs are … Read More

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The Best Way to Invest in the US Dollar

There are four main types of assets investors trade in – equities, bonds, commodities, and currencies. Equities and bonds are relatively easy to invest in while commodities can be done through mutual funds and ETFs, but investing in currencies is usually the domain of large institutional investors. While there are a number of currencies investors … Read More

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