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Earnings Preview: Financial Sector

Earnings Preview: Financial Sector

Last December, when the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade and projected four more increases in 2016, it seemed like good times ahead for the financial sector. Financial stocks typically benefit from higher interest rates, particularly at the long end of the curve. But it wasn’t to be, as rates remained unchanged and the yield curve failed to steepen through the first quarter, helping to lead to expectations for weak first-quarter earnings when financial stocks start reporting in a few weeks.

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Three Strategies to Stop a Trading Losing Streak
March 29, 2016

Three Strategies to Stop a Trading Losing Streak

Think the only certainties in life are death and taxes? If you trade stocks, you can add experiencing a losing streak to the list. It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur ...

Are Election Jitters Making Health Care Sector Sick?
March 29, 2016

Are Election Jitters Making Health Care Sector Sick?

Out of the ten S&P 500 sectors, health care is the worst performer through March 24, with a 6.5% decline. What's ailing the health care sector?

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Can the Futures Markets Guide Your Trading Plan?
March 24, 2016

Can the Futures Markets Guide Your Trading Plan?

In today's intertwined global economy, intermarket relationships matter more than ever. Many stock investors are turning to the futures markets for insight....

Can NKE Beat Earnings Expectations Again?
March 22, 2016

Can NKE Beat Earnings Expectations Again?

So-called athleisure apparel is a smoking-hot segment of the retail industry and we’ll see just how much it can pump up the bottom line of Nike (NKE) when...

Do Housing Starts Suggest Economy Is Coming Up Roses?
March 22, 2016

Do Housing Starts Suggest Economy Is Coming Up Roses?

As "For Sale" signs crop up in neighborhoods across America this spring, along with the daffodils and tulips, housing starts are also going gangbusters.

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It’s an Option: Increase Buying Power with Stock Replacement
March 22, 2016

It’s an Option: Increase Buying Power with Stock Replacement

Suppose an investor wants to buy 100 shares of a stock. Let’s say it’s a high-priced stock trading at $109, for example. It would cost an investor just over $10,900 ...

TIF Earnings: What’s Up with High-End Spenders?
March 17, 2016

TIF Earnings: What’s Up with High-End Spenders?

The sparkle on Tiffany’s (TIF) faded in recent months after the high-end jeweler told Wall Street in January that holiday sales, a key revenue and profit driver...

Kinahan and Laffman: Central Banks Rule This Week
March 15, 2016

Kinahan and Laffman: Central Banks Rule This Week

This week, all eyes are firmly focused on Fed Chair Janet Yellen who is set to address the nation in a press conference at the conclusion of its two-day meeting...

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Utilities Soar As Investors Chase High Dividend Yields
March 15, 2016

Utilities Soar As Investors Chase High Dividend Yields

Don't look now, but those boring old utility stocks have screamed higher since the start of 2016. Yep, that's right—the old "widows and orphans" stocks that ...

Volume: One of the Most Important Technical Indicators
March 15, 2016

Volume: One of the Most Important Technical Indicators

If you’re a technical trader, almost every study or indicator you use is based on price or volume data. Price always seems to get the attention because it directly ...

ETF Speed Dating: Chemistry  to Compatibility to Commitment
March 10, 2016

ETF Speed Dating: Chemistry to Compatibility to Commitment

Do exchange-traded funds make a good match for your portfolio? Start with a basic compatibility test. Long before you ever take them home to meet mother...

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Is the 2016 Gold Rush On? Keep an Eye on Central Banks
March 9, 2016

Is the 2016 Gold Rush On? Keep an Eye on Central Banks

Gold bulls charged out of the starting gates in 2016 at breakneck speed. Early-year stock market volatility triggered safe-haven investment flows, and investors ...

Trading Around a Core Position: Methods and Mechanics
March 8, 2016

Trading Around a Core Position: Methods and Mechanics

In Part 1 of this series we discussed how to trade around a core position, including identifying optimal stock candidates. Here we’ll take a closer look at the ...

Candlestick Charting: Five Ways to Avoid Getting Burned
March 3, 2016

Candlestick Charting: Five Ways to Avoid Getting Burned

Candlestick patterns have long been a favorite tool of many technical traders, offering a more nuanced view of a stock or market beyond what you can see ...

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Base-Building: Has Crude Oil (Finally) Hit a Double Bottom?
March 1, 2016

Base-Building: Has Crude Oil (Finally) Hit a Double Bottom?

If you've traded stocks in 2016, some might say you've been trading crude oil futures too. The price of crude oil has taken center stage in recent weeks as nearby ...

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