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Can You Spot a “Weather Market?” Corn, Crude, Other Commodities

Can You Spot a “Weather Market?” Corn, Crude, Other Commodities

Whether the question is when to plan your family picnic or how to trade corn futures, the answer typically distills into three words: Check the weather. Weather affects everyone and everything, especially the agricultural commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat (plus, oil and other energy markets, too; more on that later). With the growing season in full swing ...

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Earnings Preview: Apple’s Results Come Out After Market Close
August 1, 2017

Earnings Preview: Apple’s Results Come Out After Market Close

Apple (AAPL) reports fiscal third-quarter earnings on August 1 after market close. While the company’s earnings are always an important event for...

Where Does My Order Get Filled? A U.S. Stock Market Overview
August 1, 2017

Where Does My Order Get Filled? A U.S. Stock Market Overview

Once upon a time, the world’s financial markets consisted of small, regional exchanges whose hours depended on the whims of local merchants. And getting cross ...

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Earnings Preview: What Might Be Expected for Pfizer’s Q2?
July 31, 2017

Earnings Preview: What Might Be Expected for Pfizer’s Q2?

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer (PFE) reports second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, August 1 at 10:00AM ET. For most major pharma companies, analysts and...

Earnings Preview: Oil Giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron Report Soon
July 27, 2017

Earnings Preview: Oil Giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron Report Soon

It’s been a busy week between the parade of earnings reports, the Fed’s July meeting, and a slew of economic data coming out. In upcoming earnings, major energy...

Earnings Preview: Chip Giant Intel Reports Q2 After Market Close
July 27, 2017

Earnings Preview: Chip Giant Intel Reports Q2 After Market Close

Chipmaker Intel (INTC) reports second-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, July 27. As the broader semiconductor industry rallied over the past several...

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Can You Hear It? Hidden Market Activity with Volume Profile
July 27, 2017

Can You Hear It? Hidden Market Activity with Volume Profile

Volume, at its most basic level, can provide extremely valuable information. For example, watching for volume on a breakout above resistance or below support can ...

Earnings Preview: Tech Giant Amazon Reports Results Tomorrow
July 26, 2017

Earnings Preview: Tech Giant Amazon Reports Results Tomorrow

Amazon (AMZN) reports second-quarter earnings on Thursday, July 27 after market close. The company has had a lot going on recently between Prime Day...

Earnings Roundup: Gilead, Verizon, and MGM Open the Books Soon
July 26, 2017

Earnings Roundup: Gilead, Verizon, and MGM Open the Books Soon

The earnings parade continues as the Fed wraps up its July meeting. Biotech giant Gilead Sciences (GILD) reports today after market close, and tomorrow...

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Earnings Preview: Twitter Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow Morning
July 26, 2017

Earnings Preview: Twitter Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow Morning

Social network Twitter (TWTR) reports second-quarter earnings on July 27 before the opening bell. Since its last earnings report, the stock is up quite a bit on the year...

Earnings Preview: AT&T, Ford and Boeing Take The Stage This Week
July 25, 2017

Earnings Preview: AT&T, Ford and Boeing Take The Stage This Week

It’s another busy day for upcoming earnings with three more major companies releasing Q2 results. After market close today, telecom giant AT&T (T) reports, and...

Earnings Preview: Tech Giant Facebook Reports on Wednesday
July 25, 2017

Earnings Preview: Tech Giant Facebook Reports on Wednesday

Social network Facebook (FB) reports second-quarter earnings on July 26 after market close. This earnings report comes out a month after the company...

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What’s the Stock Market? U.S. and International Markets Explained
July 25, 2017

What’s the Stock Market? U.S. and International Markets Explained

We take a lot of things in life for granted. Turn on the faucet and you expect water to run. Flip on the wall switch and you expect electricity to power your lights ...

Earnings Preview: Advanced Micro Devices Reports After Market Close
July 25, 2017

Earnings Preview: Advanced Micro Devices Reports After Market Close

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reports second-quarter earnings today after market close. For the most part, shares have recovered from their significant...

Earnings Preview: CAT, LLY and GM Report Q2 Results Tomorrow
July 24, 2017

Earnings Preview: CAT, LLY and GM Report Q2 Results Tomorrow

The earnings parade continues this week with some of the biggest companies across sectors reporting. Next up this week, heavy equipment maker Caterpillar...

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Earnings Preview: MCD, CMG, and KO Report This Week
July 24, 2017

Earnings Preview: MCD, CMG, and KO Report This Week

It’s the height of earnings season and there’s a packed week full of results. Looking at food and beverage companies reporting second-quarter earnings...

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