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A Shot in the Arm: Stocks Continue to Rally as Vaccine News Spurs Economic Hope November 11, 2020 9:30 AM   |  

News earlier in the week that a vaccine demonstrated more than 90% effectiveness against COVID-19 is continuing to help propel stocks higher as investors apparently are pricing in a faster-than-expected economic recovery.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Seeking Escape Velocity: “Reopening” Stocks Come Back to Earth After Monday Moonshot November 10, 2020 9:27 AM   |  

Stocks, commodities, and Treasury yields jumped Monday as two top uncertainties—election and the race to a vaccine—got some needed clarity. But some of the "stay-at-home" stocks stumbled. Where do we go from here?

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Opportunities Can Change on a Dime: Three IPO Investing Lessons from 2020 November 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When investing in IPOs, your time horizon should match your objective. Learn why momentum investing and long-term investing are two distinctly different animals.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Besting Expectations: Jobs Report Comes In Ahead of Forecast as Busy Week Comes to Close November 6, 2020 9:59 AM   |  

After the market rose substantially this week, investors started out the morning looking to take a breather, and perhaps take some risk off the table. But with the payroll data coming in above expectations, markets shifted from solid red to mixed by the open.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
The Gridlock Trade: Rally in Big-Caps Rolls On, Volatility Falls Despite Presidential Uncertainty November 5, 2020 9:57 AM   |  

Investors seem to be focusing on chances of gridlock in Congress that might keep sweeping action on healthcare, taxes and tech firms from moving forward no matter who ends up in the Oval Office.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Thumb-Twiddling and Nail-Biting: Markets Advance, Volatility Ebbs as Election Results Awaited November 4, 2020 9:54 AM   |  

Election results may be undecided, but volatility is lower ahead of the open. Traders seem to be moving back into Technology stocks. Bond yields, which were rising in the days leading to the election, plunged this morning.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Slicing and Dicing the Apple Numbers Ahead of Earnings: iPhone 12, 5G, Services and More October 28, 2020 12:46 PM   |  

Apple’s recent iPhone 12 rollout is likely to be front and center when the firm opens its books Thursday afternoon. Another question is whether AAPL decides to issue guidance after declining to do that in recent quarters.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Churn, Baby Churn? As Netflix Prepares to Report Q3 Earnings, Analysts Eyeing Subscription, Cancellation Counts October 19, 2020 10:11 AM   |  

Streaming content giant Netflix is set to report earnings Tuesday. Though COVID-19 has helped keep viewers dialed into its platform, some have raised concern about the general slowdown in the new content pipeline.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
FAANGS? That’s So 2016: Now It’s All About BATS, WATCH, and MVPs October 6, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

For years, investors focused on the FAANG stocks to get a sense of how market sentiment shaped up. Now there’s a few new acronyms that could be worth getting to know.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
October Outlook: After a Shaky September, Volatility Looms Ahead of Election, Earnings September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

It’s been a wild year so far with the pandemic, and now a presidential election is just a few weeks away. Between election news, earnings season, and hopes for a vaccine, October seems to promise plenty of action. And volatility.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Slice and Serve: What Is a Stock Split & Why Do Stocks Split? July 31, 2020 3:02 PM   |  

Stock splits have increased as the U.S. market extended its bull run, but the actual benefits for investors are questionable.

6 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Growth vs. Value Stocks: Which Is Right for Right Now? June 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Growth stocks versus value stocks—a case can be made for both. But which way should an investor's portfolio lean these days?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
In Search of the Next FAANGs: How to Evaluate an Up-and-Coming Tech Stock July 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

FAANG stocks and other big-name flyers were, not too long ago, start-ups with no clear path to sustained profitability. If you’re looking for the next potential disruptors, how might you go about assessing candidates? You might want to go beyond traditional fundamental analysis.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Looking Beyond Allocation for a Well-Diversified Portfolio December 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

There’s more to portfolio diversification than stocks and bonds. Factors like market capitalization, international vs. domestic holdings, and sub-sector exposure all deserve consideration as you build a well-diversified portfolio.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Tired of Chasing Leaders? Advantages of a Well-Diversified Investment Plan August 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

A well-diversified strategy with wider exposure across the market might seem less thrilling than chasing leaders, but might give investors a better chance to meet goals.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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