Tag: Investing

How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

  Interest rates play an important role in how markets and economies function. Learn how interest rates affect the stock market and your portfolio below. Intro On March 15th, the Federal Reserve brought its benchmark interest rate down to 0% – 0.25% to combat the economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic. source: tradingeconomics.com This […]

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Biden/Trump: Comparing Economic Plans

The public health crisis that began in December of 2019 has turned into a global economic crisis. Millions have lost their jobs and output and production has tumbled. In the US alone, as of mid-May 2020, more than 25-million people are receiving some form of unemployment insurance. This is up from less than 2 million […]

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Sell in May and go Away

‘Sell in May and go Away’ Explained

“Sell and May and go away” refers to the Wall Street axiom related to the performance of stocks during the 6-months beginning May 1. The theory states that if you reduced your stock holdings on May 1, and repurchased your portfolio on November 1, you would benefit from the outperformance during these periods. May kicks […]

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How to Measure Market Sentiment

How to Measure Market Sentiment

Under standing how to measure market sentiment is a good way to form a thesis for your trading and to determine which direction is a more likely outcome. Intro Have you ever been bullish about a specific stock just to find out that many investors have already had the same idea? This scenario can be […]

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How Often Do Stocks Pay Dividends

How Often Do Stocks Pay Dividends?

Assume you own shares in America’s best tech company. Your parents bought the stock for you when you were born, and you have held it ever since. It is a good company and has made money each year. Each quarter (four times a year) the company sends you a check. At first it was 5 […]

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How To Research Stocks

How To Research Stocks in 2020

Learning how to research stocks can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. Below we will go over some ways on how you can find companies that are undervalued. Intro I once heard a hedge fund manager say “you have no right to buy a stock until you’ve done >100 hours […]

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