Category Archives: Stock Trading

Tesla: It’s Not About the Cars

There’s no lack of media coverage when it comes to big tech names like Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook. Technological advancements seem to be coming out of Silicon Valley on a daily basis and innovative products are changing the way the world works. Not every company that’s making breakthroughs is actually defined as a technology company. … Read More

Posted in Stock Trading, Technology |

How To Short Stocks Without Taking On Undue Risk

There’s a common saying on Wall Street: “Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered.” In other words, you can make money in the market whether it’s going up or down but getting too greedy could erase any profits you had up until that point. It sounds good, but many investors get stuck … Read More

Posted in Online stock trading, Options trading, Stock Trading |

How to Invest in Futures

Most investors are familiar with asset classes like stocks or bonds; some might even have experience with trading options or currencies. But one area where many investors are lacking in knowledge and exposure in their portfolios is futures. Even experienced investors may not have much exposure to the futures market. With large initial balances, sometimes … Read More

Posted in Futures trading, Investment 101, Investments, Online stock trading, Stock Trading |

How High Could Interest Rates Get?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that interest rates on the rise again. It’s been years since investors had to be concerned about interest rates when choosing investments, and some may be out of practice. But concerns are floating around on Wall Street about what rates might do next. At first … Read More

Posted in Stock Trading |

Whatever Happened to Alternative Energy?

Energy is a global need that will always be in demand in some way or another. It’s not a defensive sector like consumer staples or utilities though – energy is highly cyclical and tied to global economic supply and demand. As such, energy companies tend to undergo regular ups and downs along the business cycle. … Read More

Posted in Stock Trading |

How to Price an IPO Before It’s on the Market

There’s few things more exciting for an investor than being one of the first to own shares of a newly issued stock. Oftentimes these stocks can climb quickly, resulting in gains of 10%, 20%, 50% or more in a short amount of time – in a matter of weeks or even days. But they can … Read More

Posted in Stock Trading |

What Tariffs Do (and Don’t Do) for the Stock Market

  President Trump recently announced a trade tariff imposed on steel and aluminum imports aimed primarily at China. It places a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum, which is designed to combat the US trade deficit and protect domestic steel and aluminum production. However, steel companies immediately tanked following the announcement, … Read More

Posted in Commodities, News, Stock Trading |

What Margin Levels Mean for Markets

Investors are constantly searching for ways to predict market behavior. They pour over any and all evidence looking for patterns and indicators that might help them spot opportunities or avoid costly mistakes. Some of these correlations are noted in lagging, current, or future economic indicators such as employment levels, GDP data, retail sales, and others. … Read More

Posted in Online stock trading, Stock Trading |