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Why Earnings Announcements Mean High Volatility and Risk

Why Earnings Announcements Mean High Volatility and Risk

This may sound like the opening line from a bad TV special, but the fact is, investment success depends largely on choices. The strategy you use, the stocks you invest in, the amount of risk you take—these and countless other decisions you make can directly affect your profitability. And perhaps one of the most important choices you'll have to make is ...

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Investors and Bond Markets on Edge Ahead Of Brexit Vote
June 14, 2016

Investors and Bond Markets on Edge Ahead Of Brexit Vote

Investors are skittish and rotating into traditional safe-haven assets such as government debt and gold. Just nine days ahead of the U.K's vote...

All Done Paper Trading. Now What? Experiment for Real
June 14, 2016

All Done Paper Trading. Now What? Experiment for Real

Paper trading is a great way to get familiar with how the stock market behaves, gain some experience without risking real money, and develop an investing ...

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Economic Reports Primer, Pt 5: Understanding Retail Sales Data
May 31, 2016

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 5: Understanding Retail Sales Data

Shopping, anyone? In the U.S., consumers make the economy go ’round. Consumer spending accounts for roughly 70% of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). ...

Earnings: Can Luxury Retailer TIF Navigate 3 Headwinds?
May 24, 2016

Earnings: Can Luxury Retailer TIF Navigate 3 Headwinds?

Tiffany’s (TIF) Q1 results are scheduled for release ahead of the market open Wednesday. Wall Street is waiting to hear how the iconic luxury retailer is ...

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 4: Inflation Data Watched by the Fed
May 24, 2016

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 4: Inflation Data Watched by the Fed

Inflation has been stubbornly low in recent years, but that hasn't always been the case. Inflation hit a whopping 14% in 1980, a period that some economic ...

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Earnings: Are Consumers Spending on Electronics at BBY?
May 23, 2016

Earnings: Are Consumers Spending on Electronics at BBY?

Best Buy (BBY) opens its Q1 books before the bell Tuesday and, like many other retailers, faces increasing competition from online retailers. How can BBY...

Earnings: Can DE’s Cost Cutting Plan Work Amid Sales Drought?
May 19, 2016

Earnings: Can DE’s Cost Cutting Plan Work Amid Sales Drought?

The world’s been a tough one for farm-industry machinery makers. Investors will find out Friday if there’s any relief when DE reports ahead of the ...

Psychology: Can Bull Markets Give You Bad Trading Habits?
May 19, 2016

Psychology: Can Bull Markets Give You Bad Trading Habits?

Bull markets like the one we’re in now can sometimes be like a too-permissive parent, blinding traders to their own weaknesses and reinforcing bad habits. These ...

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Earnings: What Can WMT’s Results Say About the Consumer?
May 18, 2016

Earnings: What Can WMT’s Results Say About the Consumer?

Wal-Mart (WMT) faces challenges as it seeks new ways to grow annual revenues that are already approaching $500 billion. Investors will find out...

Earnings: Can Target Hit the Mark in Q1?
May 17, 2016

Earnings: Can Target Hit the Mark in Q1?

This earnings season has seen some disappointments in the retail sector. Investors will get more guidance, and another read on consumer sentiment, from the ...

Gold Demand Grows Double Digits In First Quarter
May 17, 2016

Gold Demand Grows Double Digits In First Quarter

Many investors around the globe rotated to the perceived safety of gold in the first-quarter, fueling a 21% increase in gold demand year-over-year ...

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Economic Reports Primer: Understanding ISM Manufacturing
May 17, 2016

Economic Reports Primer: Understanding ISM Manufacturing

Although the U.S. manufacturing sector was hit hard in recent decades amid an exodus of many jobs overseas, it remains a critical component of the total economy ...

Earnings: Are Consumers Spending at Home Depot?
May 16, 2016

Earnings: Are Consumers Spending at Home Depot?

Did you spend money fixing up your home or on new appliances in the last three months? Home Depot’s earnings forecasts say you or your friends might have ...

How Can Technical Indicators Help Determine Value?
May 16, 2016

How Can Technical Indicators Help Determine Value?

Investors often hear that one stock is “overbought,” or another is “oversold.” How do experts arrive at those conclusions, and how can investors learn to do their ...

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Earnings: Was the Strength with Disney in the last Quarter?
May 10, 2016

Earnings: Was the Strength with Disney in the last Quarter?

Earnings season is winding down, but two more high-profile companies are scheduled to report this week with DIS and M. What can they reveal about...

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