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September Effect

The September Effect: What it is and Why it Happens

  If you follow the markets long enough, you’ll see that stock prognosticators and weather forecasters have similar seasonal predictions. When the weather heats up in spring and our minds turn to the upcoming summer, the catchphrase for investors has been “sell in May and go away”. Equity returns tend to outperform between November and […]

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Exercising Options

Exercising Options: Everything You Need to Know

  You may have heard that trading stock options can be worth a lot of money when used correctly, and it is certainly true. But do you really know how stock options work? Or what a stock option is? Do you know what it mean to exercise options? Do you know the difference between exercising calls […]

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market sell off

How To Trade a Market Sell-off (And When Not To)

How To Categorize a Sell off When speaking of a market sell off, it’s first crucial to categorize what we mean by a sell-off. Your definition should vary based on your holding period and time frame, but we need to be consistent.  Here are a few ideas on how to categorize the severity of market […]

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Long Call Option

Long Call Option Strategy for Beginners

  There are many ways to make profit from a stock’s movement beyond putting your money in the actual stock itself with a popular one being the long call option strategy. Options provide a seemingly endless array of strategies because of the countless ways traders can combine buying and selling call options and put options […]

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Multibagger Stocks

What Are Multibagger Stocks?

  We have all heard of that one friend who made thousands of dollars trading stocks and chances are they have been in multibagger stocks. For an investor  or day trader, finding a stock whose price will appreciate multiple times the initial investment value is a dream. When traded wisely, stocks can offer huge returns. […]

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Robinhood Gold

Is Robinhood Gold Worth It?

  Robinhood Gold is the premium membership offering from Robinhood. It costs $5 per month, and its core features are:  Research reports from Morningstar Level 2 quotes Increase your instant deposit limit Extended hours trading (pre-market and after hours) $1,000 of additional margin Changes to Robinhood Gold Robinhood changed their Gold offering back in April […]

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Snowflake IPO

Snowflake IPO Was Everything we Hoped For

  The hot cloud software firm Snowflake ($SNOW) went public on Wednesday, September 16, and the stock went nuts. Despite its IPO price of $120 per share, the stock closed its first day of trading at $253.93 after reaching an intraday high of $319.00.    Tech IPOs are scarce, and Snowflake’s IPO is one of […]

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consumer price index

Consumer Price Index: Why it’s Important to Traders

During September 2020 Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting, the central bank made a big deal of targeting its inflation objective. The Fed has determined that it needs to do whatever it can to push inflation back above its 2% target. While there are several different ways to measure inflation the most popular and widely watched […]

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wilshire 5000

What is the Wilshire 5000 Index?

  When we hear “stock index,” we usually think of the S&P 500 or Dow Jones Industrial Average, and rightly so. Many prominent hedge fund managers refer to the S&P as their benchmark, and financial media like CNBC and Bloomberg discuss “the market” in terms of how these indices perform. But, did you know there’s […]

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