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Creating Healthy Habits to Help Optimize Trading Performance

Creating Healthy Habits to Help Optimize Trading Performance

Being a successful trader involves more than just picking entry and exit points. There are emotional challenges (such as fear and greed) and mental hurdles (such as the need for discipline and perseverance). Beyond computer screens, chart analysis, and trading strategies, consider building healthy habits to help you form a solid foundation for ...

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Earnings: Can Chip Maker INTC Reinvent as a Cloud Play?
July 20, 2016

Earnings: Can Chip Maker INTC Reinvent as a Cloud Play?

There’s a variety of earnings reports coming out the next couple of days that might give some insight into how different segments of the economy are performing.

Preparing for the Trading Day With a Solid Morning Routine
July 20, 2016

Preparing for the Trading Day With a Solid Morning Routine

History is full of examples of great men and women who credit their daily success to a morning ritual. So it should be no surprise that applying this principle to your ...

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Earnings: MSFT Moves Deeper into Cloud Technology
July 19, 2016

Earnings: MSFT Moves Deeper into Cloud Technology

Analysts say Microsoft (MSFT) and Halliburton (HAL), two long-time NYSE stalwarts, might report very different Q2 results this week. MSFT reports after...

Earnings: Investors Await Results from IBM, NFLX, and More
July 18, 2016

Earnings: Investors Await Results from IBM, NFLX, and More

This is a busy week for earnings with 10 out of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrials ready to report quarterly results. First up this week...

Earnings: Was Brexit Actually a Benefit to Big Banks?
July 15, 2016

Earnings: Was Brexit Actually a Benefit to Big Banks?

Bank of America (BAC), Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) are scheduled to report earnings early next week. Rival JPMorgan (JPM) reported...

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Brexit Compounds Poor Relative Performance of Global Markets
July 15, 2016

Brexit Compounds Poor Relative Performance of Global Markets

U.S. stock market returns are sluggish, but they’re outperforming countries in the MSCI EAFE Index, which are developed markets outside of the U.S. ...

Earnings: JPM, WFC and C Turn in First Bank Results
July 13, 2016

Earnings: JPM, WFC and C Turn in First Bank Results

Amid all the hoopla surrounding fresh all-time highs in the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 comes earnings from some of the biggest banks. When the...

After Tough Q2, McDonald’s, Chipotle Put Hope in Meaty Deals
July 12, 2016

After Tough Q2, McDonald’s, Chipotle Put Hope in Meaty Deals

It seems to be getting harder for fast food companies to convince financially struggling consumers that they deserve a break. Visits to fast food restaurants ...

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Earnings Season Kicks Off With Industrial Alcoa (AA) Monday
July 11, 2016

Earnings Season Kicks Off With Industrial Alcoa (AA) Monday

Alcoa (AA) kicks off the unofficial start of earnings season after the bell Monday. And while company results are always important, some analysts...

What Drives Foreign Exchange? Rate Differentials and More
July 8, 2016

What Drives Foreign Exchange? Rate Differentials and More

While stock traders focus on price/earnings ratios, new product lines, revenue streams, and more, foreign exchange (forex) traders drill down on economic ...

Inside the Trading Day: Intraday Seasonality
July 6, 2016

Inside the Trading Day: Intraday Seasonality

Most investors understand that the old saying “sell in May and go away” has to do with seasonality. But seasonality refers to the internal trends of the market ...

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Tech Sector Seeks Q2 Reboot, But Challenges Keep Coming
July 5, 2016

Tech Sector Seeks Q2 Reboot, But Challenges Keep Coming

After a tough first quarter, things don’t necessarily get easier for the technology sector as Q2 earnings season approaches.

Financial Sector Limps Toward Q2 Earnings Under Weight of Dollar
July 5, 2016

Financial Sector Limps Toward Q2 Earnings Under Weight of Dollar

A critical earnings season is right around the corner for the financial sector. Where are interest rates heading, might Brexit leave lasting damage, and can financial...

Earnings: Can NKE Outrun its Competitors?
June 28, 2016

Earnings: Can NKE Outrun its Competitors?

Nike results are on tap this week. How’s the shoe and sportswear juggernaut faring in this competitive arena?

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4 Questions And Answers For Investors After Brexit
June 28, 2016

4 Questions And Answers For Investors After Brexit

Investors woke up last week to the shocking news the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. While the actual nuts and bolts of Brexit...

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