Thursday, August 18, 2022

Balancing the Good and Bad News on the Global Front

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Is the glass half full, or half empty for global markets? Good question. We've had a lot of bad news recently, but also some undeniable glimmers of improvement. Here's a rundown in case you missed...

Make a Gift to Your Future Self: Open an IRA

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Retirement, retirement, retirement. Now's the time to make a gift to the "future you." This might not be the favorite topic of twenty- and thirty-somethings, with your busy lives and student loans. But that's the young...

Not All Tech Stocks Are Down This Quarter

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Most people know technology and communications stocks are having a rough quarter. But not every stock is going down. Twitter (TWTR) rose 21 percent between September 30 and yesterday's close. That made it the second-best...

Why Stocks Move: Credit

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This post is part of a series about the catalysts for stock movements. It’s based on a series of talks at TradeStation’s Master Class learning sessions.  Credit events might be rare, but they can trigger big stock moves....

This Tool Keeps You on Top of the Market with VWAP

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Market pros use VWAP. Do you? We're talking about the volume-weighted average price. Institutional traders have used it for a long time to know where they stand versus everyone else in the market. Unlike a simple...

This Week’s Market Action: December 10

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Did you miss this week's Market Action webinar with David Russell and Don Pratl? Here's a link to the summary, and the replay is found below. Market Action is fast-paced, all-encompassing breakdown of big trades, sectors,...

Our Curiously Strong ‘Weakening’ Economy

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Recent headlines have suggested weakness in the economy, but other readings are curiously strong. Last week's employment reports all missed estimates. ADP's private-sector payrolls had 16,000 fewer new jobs than expected, while the government's non-farm...

Catch Volatility with Trailing Stops

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"The times, they are a-changin'." But you don't have to be a rock star to know that with the markets on the move, you could miss out if your trades stand still. Trailing stop orders...

Stocks Hammered as Gloom Spreads

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Stocks just had their worst week since March as sentiment swung from optimism to fear. The S&P 500 plunged 4.6 percent between Friday, November 30, and Friday, December 7. Barely one-tenth of the index's members...

The World’s Dullest Sector Is Hitting New Highs

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We've talked about boring stocks like health-care and consumer products. But those are pretty exciting compared with the best performing sector yesterday. Yep, we're talking about real-estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies own shopping centers,...
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