Find out how and when the covered call strategy can be applied, and take a look at some examples that show how it could be used.Read More
The Covered Call Strategy in Today's Market What You Should Know Before Buying Funds in DecemberRead More Tax-Loss Harvesting
Taxes may be less of a burden if you plan ahead. When it comes to investments, you may hear a lot about the strategic selling of losing positions to offset capital gains, a process called tax-loss harvesting, around this time of year.Read More
Goodbye, Quantitative Easing. Hello, Stable Economy?
The two big questions everyone has been asking around monetary policy for the last few years are: (1) when is the Fed going to end their quantitative easing bond-buying program and (2) when will they raise interest rates? We're still waiting for the answer to the second question, but we've got our answer to the first now.Read More
Ebola, Earnings, Europe and the Economy! Oh My!
The market appears to be in a balancing act right now. Traders aren't quite certain whether mid-October was just a dip in a bull market or we're seeing the beginnings of a bear market, and they're unsure how to react.Read More
The Earnings Season Trade
The quarterly release of a company's financial results is one of the few market catalysts for which the exact date is known and anticipated. These releases can provide trading opportunities, but it is important that you understand how the market prepares and reacts to these events before you trade.Read More
The Chinese/U.S. IPO Conversation
The VIE corporate structure that offers heavily regulated Chinese companies a way to access foreign markets is a hot topic for U.S. investors. Find out what it could mean for your portfolio.Read More
Wall Street's Smart Beta ETF Craze
Take a look at a few things you should know about Wall Street's latest buzzword – smart beta ETFs.Read More
The Truth about the Market's 'Fear Gauge'
When the CBOE introduced their volatility index (VIX), the media was quick to dub it the ‘Fear Gauge.' Find out what the VIX can actually tell you.Read More
How to Use Earnings Volatility
Take a look at a few strategies you may be able to use to identify post-earnings volatility in the option market.Read More
College vs. Retirement Savings: Which One Wins?
A smart financial plan understands that college savings and retirement savings need to complement each other rather than be treated as completely separate entities.Read More
Investing in Your 20s - 50s and Beyond
Take a look at different investing approaches broken out by age group.Read More
The Truth about Covered Calls and Selling Winners
Some traders are under the belief that covered calls make you sell winners and hold losers. Find out the facts.Read More
4 Tips for Finding Your Next Trade
Take a look at 4 tips you may want to use to find opportunity in today's fast-moving market.Read More
Earnings Reports that Matter
Find out what's happening this earnings season and how 2nd quarter reports are impacting the markets.Read More
Why Traders Reported Feeling Optimistic
See why 97% of the traders we polled felt optimistic about their trading portfolios and what they're doing to keep it that way.Read More
Option Trading for the Long Term
While many traders think of options as a product best suited for short-term trading strategies, a short-term option contract can be used in plans that involve holding a stock for longer than just a trade.Read More
Is a Market Correction Coming?
With the market in record territory, rumors of a possible correction are widespread. Take a look at different hedging strategies that could help you prepare.Read More
Trading Engulfing Candlestick Patterns
Candlesticks can tell a story about trader sentiment that may not have been obvious at first glance.Read More
Contango Isn't a Dance in Argentina
It's what the state of the market is when futures contracts with longer expirations are more expensive.Read More