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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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Stock Market Scandals

The Craziest Stock Market Scandals of all Time

  Whether it’s an orchestrated short squeeze, an outright fraud, or insider trading, the stock market is wrought with scandal and controversy. And the kicker is that the public only hears about a tiny fraction of them.  Consider how many OTC pump and dump or insider trading schemes occur every week without anyone, but the […]

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Federal Reserve

Why Traders Should Care About The Federal Reserve in 2020

  With a temporary shutdown of a large portion of the United States economy and high unemployment, the stock market continues to rise. Things are confusing, and lots of people are blaming the Federal Reserve.  For many, it’s easy to ignore the Fed-related hysteria because those yelling the loudest are the same folks trying to […]

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Delisted

What Happens When a Company Gets Delisted?

  What Happens When a Company Gets Delisted? Delisting is a financial term describing a process where shares of a public company are actively removed from the exchange on which they had been trading. Sometimes the stocks disappear completely, but other times they don’t. Depending on the reason for the delisting, shares may continue to trade. However, […]

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Apple Stock Split

Apple Stock Split Set For August 24th

Apple (AAPL) just announced that the company is performing a 4-for-1 stock split to occur at market close on August 24th, 2020. This means that Apple shareholders will receive four shares for each share they own.  For example, suppose the stock split were to happen today when the stock is trading at about $430. For […]

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Tesla

Tesla: What The Bulls and Bears Are Saying

  Tesla is the seminal stock story of today’s bull market cycle. Despite possessing a small portion of the automobile market share, Tesla dominates the headlines and financial discussion. Regardless of their thoughts on Elon Musk’s business acumen, bulls and bears both agree on Musk’s marketing ability. Many call him the P.T. Barnum of the […]

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