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Earnings Preview: JPM, C, BAC and WFC Report Q3 Results This Week

Earnings Preview: JPM, C, BAC and WFC Report Q3 Results This Week

As third quarter earnings season gets going, the first round of major banks report on Thursday and Friday this week. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Citigroup (C) report earnings before market open on Thursday, October 12. Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) report earnings before market open on...

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Energy Sector Earnings: Lower Oil and Gas Prices Persist in 2017
October 10, 2017

Energy Sector Earnings: Lower Oil and Gas Prices Persist in 2017

At the start of 2017—when WTI crude oil (/CL) traded in the low $50 range, Brent crude (/BN) was three to four dollars shy of the $60 mark and natural gas (/NG)...

Think a Lagging Position May Come Back? May Want to Think Again
October 10, 2017

Think a Lagging Position May Come Back? May Want to Think Again

At its core, trading is not about gambling, it’s about making choices. What stock to trade, how big a position to take, where to enter, where to exit, and maybe most ...

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Health Care Sector Earnings: What Might Be Expected for Q3?
October 9, 2017

Health Care Sector Earnings: What Might Be Expected for Q3?

The health care sector has been one of the better-performing sectors in 2017, bouncing back after being the only sector in the S&P 500 (SPX) to finish last year...

Tech Sector Earnings: Analysts Expect Bottom-Line Growth in Q3
October 9, 2017

Tech Sector Earnings: Analysts Expect Bottom-Line Growth in Q3

The tech sector continued its upward march throughout the third quarter, with the S&P Technology Select Sector Index (IXT) rising 8.48% from the start of July until...

Financial Sector Earnings: Big Banks to Report in Upcoming Weeks
October 4, 2017

Financial Sector Earnings: Big Banks to Report in Upcoming Weeks

Earnings season kicks into full gear in the next few weeks, with some of the biggest banks in the financial sector gearing up to report their results. Citigroup (C)...

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Forex 101: Financing Rates Affect Your Foreign Exchange Investments
October 2, 2017

Forex 101: Financing Rates Affect Your Foreign Exchange Investments

Suppose you’ve decided to venture into retail forex investing. You buy a foreign currency and hold the position for about a week. After a few days, you begin ...

Dot Matrix: A Guide to Federal Reserve Policy Projections
September 27, 2017

Dot Matrix: A Guide to Federal Reserve Policy Projections

How does the Federal Reserve make a point? By showing us a bunch of dots.

Screwdrivers and Scroll Saws: Using Advanced Order Types
September 26, 2017

Screwdrivers and Scroll Saws: Using Advanced Order Types

Success in almost any profession requires familiarity with a basic set of tools. For the carpenter, it’s the hammer, saw, and screwdriver. The artist must know how to use ...

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Earnings Preview: Nike Reports Fiscal Q1 Results on Tuesday
September 25, 2017

Earnings Preview: Nike Reports Fiscal Q1 Results on Tuesday

Nike Inc. (NKE) reports first quarter fiscal 2018 earnings on Tuesday, September 26 after market close. Nike shareholders have been on quite a ride so far this year...

Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One
September 19, 2017

Don’t Confuse a Global Portfolio with a Diversified One

Is it time to forget about global diversification as a portfolio strategy? Or put another way, is it time for investors to ask themselves what they’re trying to ...

Apple Event: New Products and the Tech Sector’s Push into Healthcare
September 15, 2017

Apple Event: New Products and the Tech Sector’s Push into Healthcare

Apple’s (AAPL) product launch event happened earlier this week, with the company debuting new iPhones, the Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K and AirPower, a...

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Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center
September 14, 2017

Trading What You Know: Finding Your Diversification Center

Drink your milk. Have a firm handshake. Diversify your portfolio. Everyone gets some free advice as they move through life, and most investors remember that last one.

Tech Bellwether Oracle Reports Fiscal Q1 Earnings Tomorrow
September 13, 2017

Tech Bellwether Oracle Reports Fiscal Q1 Earnings Tomorrow

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reports earnings for its fiscal first quarter after the market closes on Thursday, September 14. In the past several weeks, the company has...

As Market Structure Evolves, Adapt with These Stop-Order Strategies
September 12, 2017

As Market Structure Evolves, Adapt with These Stop-Order Strategies

Technology is changing the face and structure of global commerce, from the way we shop, to the way we travel, to the way we buy and sell stock. Even the stop order ...

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New to Online Investing? Try Out a Few of the Basics
August 30, 2017

New to Online Investing? Try Out a Few of the Basics

Today, thanks to technology, it’s easier and more convenient than ever to trade stocks online. And new bells and whistles are being added each year to ...

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