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Dizzy Investors Seek Stability Amid Broad Market Volatility

Dizzy Investors Seek Stability Amid Broad Market Volatility

As the S&P 500 enters its seasonally weak period from May to October, historical price data reveals certain sectors tend to outperform and health care is one of them. Over the past 25 years, the health care sector posted an average 4.5% return in the May to October period versus a 1.5% gain in the S&P 500 during that time period, says Sam Stovall ...

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Economic Reports Primer, Pt 2: Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
May 10, 2016

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 2: Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

When economists want to analyze whether the economy is expanding or slipping into a recession, they often turn to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) ...

Rolling Along: Knowing When to Adjust an Option Trade
May 5, 2016

Rolling Along: Knowing When to Adjust an Option Trade

Adjustments can be an integral part of any option trade, but knowing when to adjust can be tricky. Still, if you know what to look for, the market can send you a ...

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Earnings: Can TSLA Spark Investor Sentiment?
May 4, 2016

Earnings: Can TSLA Spark Investor Sentiment?

Earnings season keeps rolling this week with high-profile names like TSLA, BABA, and MGM. Can these companies provide insight into the broader economy?

Stock Bulls May Be Showing Fatigue
May 3, 2016

Stock Bulls May Be Showing Fatigue

Markets don't move in a straight line up or down forever. Where might the broader market find support in a pullback? Markets don't move in a straight line up ...

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 1: Non-Farm Payrolls & Employment
May 3, 2016

Economic Reports Primer, Pt 1: Non-Farm Payrolls & Employment

There’s a veritable alphabet soup of economic reports issued by the government each month, from GDP to CPI to PCE. What do these all mean for the economy and ...

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Earnings: What’s in the Pipeline for PFE and MRK?
May 2, 2016

Earnings: What’s in the Pipeline for PFE and MRK?

Drug giants PFE and MRK get ready to report earnings and talk about the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Can these two pharma giants deliver?

Tap into XOM and CVX Q1 Earnings
April 27, 2016

Tap into XOM and CVX Q1 Earnings

The oil patch has been on a slippery slope since crude prices collapsed. Is there an end in sight? XOM and CVX may offer insight.

Prime Earnings Report Ahead with Amazon
April 26, 2016

Prime Earnings Report Ahead with Amazon

One of the world’s largest sellers of almost everything online reports results after market close Thursday. Will expenses for the Prime membership program and ...

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Airline Stocks: Is It Time To Fly?
April 26, 2016

Airline Stocks: Is It Time To Fly?

In recent quarters, U.S. airliners have reported strong financial performance, fueled in part by consolidation in the industry and less competition and cheaper...

What to Do in a Market Crash: Try Relative Strength Analysis
April 26, 2016

What to Do in a Market Crash: Try Relative Strength Analysis

Baron Rothschild, a member of the famous French banking family, is famous for saying “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” But that may be ...

Earnings: Up Close with AAPL, FB, TWTR, LNKD, and LLY
April 25, 2016

Earnings: Up Close with AAPL, FB, TWTR, LNKD, and LLY

This is a busy earnings week with Apple (AAPL) and the social-media trio of Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and LinkedIn (LNKD) scheduled to report.

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Investors Flock To Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
April 25, 2016

Investors Flock To Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting is April 30. What can investors learn from the Oracle of Omaha this year?

Earnings: As Go Crude Prices, So Goes HAL?
April 22, 2016

Earnings: As Go Crude Prices, So Goes HAL?

Halliburton (HAL), among the world’s biggest energy industry providers of products and services, kicks off next week’s earnings parade with Q1 results...

Trading Volatility: Insights From Professional Traders
April 21, 2016

Trading Volatility: Insights From Professional Traders

When discussing the markets, there’s a common question among investors and traders: "What’s your position?" The answer often varies based on the ...

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Earnings: MCD, MSFT, GE and CAT Up Next
April 21, 2016

Earnings: MCD, MSFT, GE and CAT Up Next

Investors will get a chance to take the pulse of the economy from a few different angles with earnings results coming out...

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