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
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
7 Tips for Wrapping Up Your Financial Year
Round off the holiday season with these tips to help get your investments in tip-top shape.Read More
Fundamentals are Still Trendy
Technicians may believe they have cornered the market on trend analysis, but fundamental analysts care a lot about trends as well.Read More
An Oldie But a Goodie
The bar chart has withstood the test of time and may provide certain trading signals that might not show up as well on a candlestick chart.Read More
Moving Averages: In -Depth
When markets get volatile, many investors turn to tools that may help manage the downside risks to their portfolio.Read More
Margin Borrowing: The Pros and Cons
Margin can be a powerful tool to help enhance your investment returns. Learn about the pros and the cons of trading on margin.Read More
Trading Flag Continuation Patterns
Recognizing the strength of a trend can be difficult when you are already invested in it. It is easy to become emotionally attached such that making cool, detached analysis of the price action becomes difficult. And you find yourself being tempted by the disposition effect, that investor's nemesis of wanting to capture profits too soon.
Return on Equity - The Ratio of Ratios
Investors use valuation and financial ratios to compare companies to each other and to track the fundamental progress (or lack thereof) of a company over time. These tend to fall into a few different categories.Read More
Are Average Investors Returning to the Markets?
Have you been wondering if it is a good time to re-enter the market? According to Scottrade data,our investors may think the time is now.Read More
Chart Patterns: Head & Shoulders and Cup & Handle
Charting patterns can either be vital sources of information or futile attempts to predict the future of your investment. Find out about the two patterns: reversal and continuation.Read More