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Earnings: C, JPM and WFC Report Tomorrow

Earnings: C, JPM and WFC Report Tomorrow

Financial stocks surged following last year’s elections, but many of the bank stocks retreated slightly after hitting highs in early March. That retreat lined up with the failure of House Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Healthcare Sector Earnings: Making a Comeback in Q1 2017?
April 12, 2017

Healthcare Sector Earnings: Making a Comeback in Q1 2017?

In 2016, healthcare was the only sector in the S&P 500 (SPX) that ended the year in the red, declining 2.7% versus a positive 12% return for the SPX...

Balancing Risk: Are You Taking On Too Much Risk? Or Not Enough?
April 11, 2017

Balancing Risk: Are You Taking On Too Much Risk? Or Not Enough?

Risk. Many traders would say it's what defines their long-term success. Sure, if you're a professional trader, returns are your livelihood; but it's managing the risk ...

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Financial Sector Earnings: Market Highs and High Expectations
April 7, 2017

Financial Sector Earnings: Market Highs and High Expectations

For years, interest rates and the Federal Reserve’s actions were a major focus in the financial sector. After the Fed’s March hike...

Where Might the Market Go From Here? 3 Scenarios to Ponder
April 5, 2017

Where Might the Market Go From Here? 3 Scenarios to Ponder

It’s not news that the stock market has been on a tear since the November 2016 presidential election. But recently, the market—as represented by the S&P 500 ...

Trader Routines Revealed: Nothing Wrong With Good Habits
April 4, 2017

Trader Routines Revealed: Nothing Wrong With Good Habits

Traders are creatures of habit. In fact, those living with the market-obsessed might argue that traders are a species unto their own. In all seriousness, ...

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Traders and Taxes: Special Tax Treatment for Special Situations
March 28, 2017

Traders and Taxes: Special Tax Treatment for Special Situations

If you’re a trader you take calculated and managed risks in an attempt to make money … or at least outperform your chosen benchmark. You might even do it for ...

Housing Sector Preview: A Strong Start to 2017
March 23, 2017

Housing Sector Preview: A Strong Start to 2017

After many years of a sluggish recovery, the housing market has continued to strengthen and some analysts think 2017 could be the best year since the bottom...

Have You Practiced Your Trading This Week?
March 21, 2017

Have You Practiced Your Trading This Week?

We've all heard the old saying: practice makes perfect. Just like athletes who hone their skills on a daily basis, traders can, too. However, many traders don't practice ...

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Earnings Preview: Nike Reports After Market Close
March 21, 2017

Earnings Preview: Nike Reports After Market Close

Nike is scheduled to report Q3 earnings on Tuesday after market close.

Can Oracle Keep Up Its Cloud Revenue Growth In The Third Quarter?
March 15, 2017

Can Oracle Keep Up Its Cloud Revenue Growth In The Third Quarter?

It’s a generally a quiet time of the year for earnings and a lot of focus is on The Fed’s March meeting, ...

The Turtles Followed Trading Rules. What Are Yours?
March 14, 2017

The Turtles Followed Trading Rules. What Are Yours?

Richard Dennis's now-famous experiment with teaching a group of traders known as the “turtles” back in the early 1980s demonstrated a number of things. First, that ...

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No Carrier Pigeons Required: Old Trading Theories Live On
March 9, 2017

No Carrier Pigeons Required: Old Trading Theories Live On

We recently discussed some of the technical indicators that many professional traders harness to determine a stock’s valuation and decide when to buy and sell. ...

Trade Like a Turtle and Follow the Trend
March 7, 2017

Trade Like a Turtle and Follow the Trend

We've all heard the saying "the trend is your friend," and for good reason. There’s an entire group of traders and money managers who swear by the so-called ...

Q4 Earnings: BBY and the ‘Disciplined Promotional Strategy’
February 28, 2017

Q4 Earnings: BBY and the ‘Disciplined Promotional Strategy’

Best Buy (BBY), the big-box electronics and entertainment retailer, is set to release Q4 earnings ahead of the bell Wednesday, on the heels of 15 straight ...

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Can Trading Be Taught? Ask Richard Dennis and His Turtles
February 28, 2017

Can Trading Be Taught? Ask Richard Dennis and His Turtles

The Chicago trading pits were a scrappy place in the 1980s: a sea of runners, clerks, brokers, and local traders sporting trading jackets of different colors. ...

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