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IBM Earnings Preview: Big Blue Takes the Stage on Thursday

IBM Earnings Preview: Big Blue Takes the Stage on Thursday

IBM (IBM), aka Big Blue, reports fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, Jan. 18. Like several of the legacy tech companies have been doing in recent years, IBM has been transitioning to a cloud-based world by focusing on what management refers to as its strategic imperatives: cloud...

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Upcoming Retail Sector Earnings: It’s All About the Holidays
January 16, 2018

Upcoming Retail Sector Earnings: It’s All About the Holidays

The fourth quarter can be a make-or-break time for retailers as they close out the calendar year. With earnings reports due from the major retailers over the...

Earnings Preview: More Big Banks with BAC, GS and MS This Week
January 16, 2018

Earnings Preview: More Big Banks with BAC, GS and MS This Week

This week brings another round of fourth-quarter results from several of the biggest banks. Bank of America (BAC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) both report before market...

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Earnings Season Gets Going With JPM and WFC Reporting Tomorrow
January 11, 2018

Earnings Season Gets Going With JPM and WFC Reporting Tomorrow

Earnings season is starting to get underway with the first round of big banks reporting at the end of this week. Both JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo...

Identifying Continuation Patterns with Candlestick Charts
January 9, 2018

Identifying Continuation Patterns with Candlestick Charts

A continuation pattern is a pause or pullback during an established trend, which, when completed, in the view of candlestick fans, should continue to move price in the ...

Finding Trend Reversal Patterns with Japanese Candlestick Charts
January 2, 2018

Finding Trend Reversal Patterns with Japanese Candlestick Charts

First developed by Japanese merchants centuries ago to track the price of rice futures, candlestick charts gained popularity in the U.S. in the early 1990s and are now ...

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The Journey and the Destination: A 2018 Roadmap for Traders
December 20, 2017

The Journey and the Destination: A 2018 Roadmap for Traders

As the countdown to the last days of 2017 tick on, there’s plenty ahead in 2018 for investors to keep on their radar screens after a series of record-breaking stock ...

A Look Back on the Markets in 2017 and What’s to Come in 2018
December 19, 2017

A Look Back on the Markets in 2017 and What’s to Come in 2018

As always, it’s hard to say what a year will bring. Unexpected events will always come up and it’s uncertain how they are going to end up impacting different...

Bitcoin Futures: What They Are and How to Trade Them
December 19, 2017

Bitcoin Futures: What They Are and How to Trade Them

Once more of a niche experiment, cryptocurrencies have recently been thrust into the spotlight as the demand is driving up prices and many of them are...

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Candlestick Charting: New Old-Fashioned Technical Analysis
December 19, 2017

Candlestick Charting: New Old-Fashioned Technical Analysis

Candlestick charts have been around since at least the 19th Century (though some estimate the technique, which was invented by Japanese rice merchants seeking a ...

Tech Giant Oracle to Report Q2 Earnings on Thursday
December 13, 2017

Tech Giant Oracle to Report Q2 Earnings on Thursday

While it's a generally a quiet time for companies reporting, tech giant Oracle (ORCL) is one of the exceptions and it reports earnings for the fiscal second...

Line, Bar, and Candlestick: Three Chart Types for Traders
December 12, 2017

Line, Bar, and Candlestick: Three Chart Types for Traders

One of the great things about investing is that there are all sorts of ways to approach it. Different strategies and asset classes are available whether you’re a short-term ...

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Financial Facepalms: Avoid These 7 Common Trading Mistakes
December 5, 2017

Financial Facepalms: Avoid These 7 Common Trading Mistakes

The mechanics of trading are easy. A click or two gets you into a trade and a click or two gets you out. But the decision-making process behind those clicks is much ...

As Prices Rise at the Pump, Might Holiday Spending Be at Risk?
November 29, 2017

As Prices Rise at the Pump, Might Holiday Spending Be at Risk?

U.S. oil prices are hovering around two-plus year highs in recent sessions and Thursday’s meeting between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ...

Fibonacci Retracement: A Golden (Ratio) Idea for Trading?
November 28, 2017

Fibonacci Retracement: A Golden (Ratio) Idea for Trading?

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t recognize the name Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian scientist, inventor, and painter of the Mona Lisa...

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Earnings Preview: DE Closes Out Fiscal 2017 Tomorrow Morning
November 21, 2017

Earnings Preview: DE Closes Out Fiscal 2017 Tomorrow Morning

Ahead of the shortened holiday week, Deere & Co. (DE) reports fourth quarter fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Since its last...

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