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Trading Around a Core Position: Reducing Your Cost Basis

Trading Around a Core Position: Reducing Your Cost Basis

Can you pat your head while rubbing your stomach? That’s a little what trading around a core position can feel like. I vividly remember the first time a kid in elementary school asked me if I could do it. He seemed to have no problem patting and rubbing at the same time, but when I tried, it felt unnatural—as if the two actions were working directly against each other.

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Emerging Markets Still Growing Despite Headwinds
February 25, 2016

Emerging Markets Still Growing Despite Headwinds

Let the finger-pointing begin. Can early-year stock market volatility and economic uncertainty be traced to emerging markets? Sure, at least in part. After all ...

Did Best Buy’s Slumping Holiday Sales Hurt the Quarter?
February 24, 2016

Did Best Buy’s Slumping Holiday Sales Hurt the Quarter?

The retail earnings parade continues with electronics behemoth Best Buy (BBY) ahead of the bell Friday. The company issued a warning last month because of...

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Can Target Hit Bull's-eye After Other Retailers Miss the Mark?
February 23, 2016

Can Target Hit Bull's-eye After Other Retailers Miss the Mark?

Target’s (TGT) effort to turn its focus back to its core business will be in focus Wednesday when the discount retailer reports its Q4 results.

Jittery Wall Street Analysts Slash EPS Growth Projections
February 23, 2016

Jittery Wall Street Analysts Slash EPS Growth Projections

A more optimistic outlook boosted stocks to start the week, but the market upheaval since the beginning of the year has left some carnage. While U.S. and global ...

Earnings: Do Macy’s, Home Depot Expect Consumer Turnaround?
February 22, 2016

Earnings: Do Macy’s, Home Depot Expect Consumer Turnaround?

Two consumer-sensitive retailers, Macy’s (M) and Home Depot (HD), will take to the earnings stage before the markets open Tuesday, potentially lending insight ...

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Deere Earnings: Stabilization for Struggling Ag Machinery?
February 18, 2016

Deere Earnings: Stabilization for Struggling Ag Machinery?

Deere & Co. (DE) has managed to squeak out profits in recent quarters while steering its way through what has become one of the longest slumps in the farm ...

Kinahan and Laffman: Interest Rates & Oil Key Drivers This Year
February 17, 2016

Kinahan and Laffman: Interest Rates & Oil Key Drivers This Year

Investors have been on a roller coaster ride since the start of 2016, as concerns about global growth, the plunge in crude oil prices and uncertainty about ...

Earnings: Traction for Wal-Mart? China to Feature in MGM Report
February 17, 2016

Earnings: Traction for Wal-Mart? China to Feature in MGM Report

When Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) reports earnings before the market opens Thursday, the results could be history-making—not necessarily good news for the world’s ...

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After Hours: Trading Prep When the Markets Are Closed
February 16, 2016

After Hours: Trading Prep When the Markets Are Closed

The markets are closed. Is it time to pull out a good bottle of red and kick back in front of the fire? Maybe. But some traders will say that the trading day is just ...

Earnings: Can Twitter Calm the Flap? Tesla Ready to Accelerate?
February 10, 2016

Earnings: Can Twitter Calm the Flap? Tesla Ready to Accelerate?

Twitter’s (TWTR) handling of management and its growing pains are well-documented news that has crushed its stock in recent months.

Has the Fed's Job Gotten Harder? Yellen Could Let Us Know
February 9, 2016

Has the Fed's Job Gotten Harder? Yellen Could Let Us Know

The latest round of U.S. employment data left investors and analysts scratching their heads over how many times the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates in ...

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DIS Earnings: Expected to Gain but ESPN Exodus Clouds Report
February 9, 2016

DIS Earnings: Expected to Gain but ESPN Exodus Clouds Report

Sports broadcasting property ESPN has been a notable revenue driver for its parent Disney (DIS), but more of its viewers are cutting the cord.

5 Trading Personalities: Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses
February 9, 2016

5 Trading Personalities: Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Sometimes in trading you can be your own worst enemy. At times the difference between a profitable trade and a loss may not be the methodology, but it could simply ...

Earnings: Can LinkedIn Continue to Ring Up Big Revenue?
February 4, 2016

Earnings: Can LinkedIn Continue to Ring Up Big Revenue?

LinkedIn (LNKD) is a social-media platform with a revenue edge over others in that space, according to some industry analysts. That assertion will ...

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Should You Worry About the Weak Q4 GDP Report?
February 2, 2016

Should You Worry About the Weak Q4 GDP Report?

If you had a hangover from the first month of trading action, the latest round of gross domestic product (GDP) figures may have aggravated your churning ...

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