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American Express Remains an Evergreen Stock for Good Reasons
American Express Remains an Evergreen Stock for Good Reasons
by Chris Markoch (10/18/2019)

The American Express earnings beat continued a string of positive earnings reports from the financial sector. The report also lent support to the notion that American consumers continue to spend – at least through the summer. Read more.

Actually, Schwab Just May be “Killing it” With Millennials
Actually, Schwab Just May be “Killing it” With Millennials
by Chris Markoch (10/18/2019)

Schwab has just announced a plan that will allow investors to buy fractional shares. Investing apps such as Stockpile and Stash have been permitting customers to trade fractional shares. Read more.

Apple Stock - A Closer Look At Growth Going Forward
Apple Stock - A Closer Look At Growth Going Forward
by Patrick Crawley (10/17/2019)

Apple stock has become ubiquitous in the world of financial markets. It seems like everyone owns a bit of it. Read more.

Market Tops Always Bring Out the Bears
Market Tops Always Bring Out the Bears
by Chris Markoch (10/17/2019)

The first signal that a market may be ready to correct is a sustained rally. Markets don’t move in the same direction at all times. Read more.

Bank Stocks: What to Expect This Earnings Season
Bank Stocks: What to Expect This Earnings Season
by Chris Markoch (10/16/2019)

Bank stocks tend to serve as a barometer for earnings season. If the bank stocks perform well, it portends solid earnings for corporations. Read more.

What do Slowing Retail Sales Mean for the Economy?
What do Slowing Retail Sales Mean for the Economy?
by Chris Markoch (10/16/2019)

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that retail sales for the month of September had dropped 0.3%. Read more.

Has Netflix Found a Bottom?
Has Netflix Found a Bottom?
by Chris Markoch (10/16/2019)

It’s been a tough year for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). One of the darling FAANG stocks, the streaming giant’s stock price is being battered by threats on multiple fronts. Read more.

What is FinViz? Best Ways to Use FinViz Stock Screener
What is FinViz? Best Ways to Use FinViz Stock Screener
by MarketBeat Staff (10/15/2019)

The screener enables traders to track the price movements of specific stocks and further monitor various signals and indicators. While the platform is not without its fair share of drawbacks, it is a useful resource for both new and experienced traders. Read more.

Top Three Value Stocks for 2020
Top Three Value Stocks for 2020
by Patrick Crawley (10/15/2019)

Today we’re going over three value stocks that seem poised for outperformance given a shift in market dynamics. Read more.

What Will Another Rate Cut Do to The Market?
What Will Another Rate Cut Do to The Market?
by Patrick Crawley (10/15/2019)

The Federal Funds Rate trickles down to all other financing rates; bond yields, mortgage rates, credit card rate, student loan rates, etc. Read more.

Is Retirement a Reality for Most Americans?
Is Retirement a Reality for Most Americans?
by Chris Markoch (10/15/2019)

a comfortable retirement is still one of the final chapters of the American dream. So what are Americans doing to make their retirement dreams a reality? Read more.

How to Get Back in the Market for the Rest of 2019
How to Get Back in the Market for the Rest of 2019
by Chris Markoch (10/14/2019)

If you have a low-risk tolerance, index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an ideal way to get capital appreciation. Read more.

Should the U.S.-China Trade Truce Affect Your Investing Strategy?
Should the U.S.-China Trade Truce Affect Your Investing Strategy?
by Chris Markoch (10/14/2019)

Let’s be clear. the “deal” between the U.S. and China trade war was really just a cease-fire. Read more.

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Retail Stocks?
Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Retail Stocks?
by Chris Markoch (10/10/2019)

the retail sector has fallen so far in the last few years, retail stocks are cheap with many trading at single-digit or low double-digit P/E ratios. Read more.

Index Funds - As Safe as We Think?
Index Funds - As Safe as We Think?
by Patrick Crawley (10/9/2019)

we’re going to attempt to answer the question that has a lot of investors rethinking right now: are index funds as safe as we think? Read more.

Investing When Social Security is Not Enough
Investing When Social Security is Not Enough
by Chris Markoch (10/9/2019)

the average Social Security benefit is approximately $1,461 per month. Could you retire comfortably on that amount? Could you retire at all? Read more.

Is Your Retirement Account Underfunded? You’re Not Alone
Is Your Retirement Account Underfunded? You’re Not Alone
by Chris Markoch (10/9/2019)

In the middle of one of the longest bull markets in our nation’s history, a growing number of Americans claim they are not saving enough for retirement Read more.

Stock Trading Terms - Stock Terms Every Investor Needs to Know
by MarketBeat Staff (10/9/2019)

You don’t have to know as much as the manager of a world-famous hedge fund, but it helps beginning and intermediate investors to at least know some key definitions and ideas. Read more.

Francesca
Francesca's Holdings Corp, When Short Selling Goes Wrong
by Patrick Crawley (10/8/2019)

Today we’re talking about a recent short squeeze that left heaps of short sellers on the wrong side of the trade. The stock is Francesca's Holdings (FRAN), Read more.

Investing and Stock Market Head Fakes
Investing and Stock Market Head Fakes
by Chris Markoch (10/8/2019)

An important thing to remember about the markets is that what you see at any given moment is the market’s interpretation of where a security is going to go. Read more.

Mortgage Rates Keep Falling, Prospective Home Buyers Aren’t Biting
Mortgage Rates Keep Falling, Prospective Home Buyers Aren’t Biting
by Chris Markoch (10/7/2019)

The expected boost in home sales hasn’t materialized and they point to a confluence of events that neutralize the stimulus from lower interest rates. Read more.

Trulieve Cannabis Stock Analysis
Trulieve Cannabis Stock Analysis
by Patrick Crawley (10/7/2019)

Trulieve is a vertically integrated cannabis producer, this means that they cultivate cannabis and also sell it in their own retail stores. Read more.

2020 is an Election Year, What Does That Mean for Your Portfolio?
2020 is an Election Year, What Does That Mean for Your Portfolio?
by Chris Markoch (10/7/2019)

General election years have no correlation with poor market performance. In fact, a case could be made that general election years have correlated with positive market performance. Read more.

Recession or Not, It’s Time to Protect Your Portfolio
Recession or Not, It’s Time to Protect Your Portfolio
by Chris Markoch (10/4/2019)

Let’s consider what a recession really means for your portfolio. To begin with, economists don’t have a consensus about when, or if, a recession will arrive. Read more.

Volatility Tells You What Kind of Investor You Really Are
Volatility Tells You What Kind of Investor You Really Are
by Chris Markoch (10/3/2019)

No matter what you say your risk tolerance is, it’s sobering to look at a statement and see the value of your portfolio go down 8%, 10% or more in one quarter. Read more.

TD Ameritrade the Latest to Move to $0 Commissions
TD Ameritrade the Latest to Move to $0 Commissions
by Chrs Markoch (10/3/2019)

TD Ameritrade Holding Company (NASDAQ:AMTD) became the latest brokerage firm to announce they are eliminating commissions for online stock Read more.

Beyond Meat May be Facing Mission Impossible
Beyond Meat May be Facing Mission Impossible
by Chris Markoch (10/2/2019)

Beyond Meat just scored a big opportunity with a test program for McDonald’s. The partnership with McDonald’s builds on previous partnerships the company has made. Read more.

Income Investors There’s a Bond Fund That’s Right for You
Income Investors There’s a Bond Fund That’s Right for You
by Chris Markoch (9/30/2019)

When interest rates fall, bond yields rise. That’s the appeal of bonds. And despite a yield curve that is inverting for U.S. Treasury bonds, long-term bonds (seven years or more) historically pay a higher yield than short-term bonds. Read more.

Is Chipotle Stock Too Expensive?
Is Chipotle Stock Too Expensive?
by Chris Markoch (9/30/2019)

Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) stock is expensive. But does that mean it’s time to sell? The company gained a loyal following that saw the stock reach a high of over $700 a share Read more.

What is a Quantitative Investment Strategy?
What is a Quantitative Investment Strategy?
by Patrick Crawley (9/26/2019)

Investing quantitatively protects us from the behavior biases that creep into our portfolio when analyzing securities in a discretionary matter. Read more.

Is it Time to Take Profits?
Is it Time to Take Profits?
by Chris Markoch (9/26/2019)

As the calendar turns to October, it may be time for you to consider trading some stocks that you might feel convicted about in the long run. Read more.

Technical Analysis: Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)
Technical Analysis: Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)
by Patrick Crawley (9/23/2019)

we’re looking at the price action of telecommunications company Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA). Read more.

Best Stocks Under $5.00
by MarketBeat Staff (9/22/2019)

This page identifies the best stocks under 5.00 Read more.

Guide to Options Trading Part Three: Three Simple Strategies
Guide to Options Trading Part Three: Three Simple Strategies
by Patrick Crawley (9/20/2019)

We’re going over three simple options trading strategies that every beginner should know: the vertical spread, covered call, and short strangle. Read more.

After Hours Trading: How to Buy Stock After Hours When the Stock Market is Closed
After Hours Trading: How to Buy Stock After Hours When the Stock Market is Closed
by MarketBeat Staff (9/19/2019)

After-market or post-market trading hours are generally from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The start of after-market hours will depend on the brokerage you use. Read more.

Short Selling - The Pros and Cons
Short Selling - The Pros and Cons
by Patrick Crawley (9/19/2019)

Many prominent investors persuade novices from short selling at all, but there is an appropriate time and place for it in the right market environment Read more.

How to Position Your Portfolio if the Fed Lowers Interest Rates
How to Position Your Portfolio if the Fed Lowers Interest Rates
by Chris Markoch (9/17/2019)

Just like after the Fed cut rates after their last meeting in July, the possibility of additional rate cuts is already being debated Read more.

Guide to Options Trading: Part Two
Guide to Options Trading: Part Two
by Patrick Crawley (9/17/2019)

Option spreads typically have a mix of written and held options, so your spread’s sensitivity to volatility will vary based on that concentration Read more.

Guide to Options Trading: Part One
Guide to Options Trading: Part One
by Patrick Crawley (9/16/2019)

An option is a contract between two parties that gives the holder the right, not the obligation, to buy or sell an asset at a specified price, for a given period of time. Read more.

Sticking to Your Plan is the Best Investment Strategy
Sticking to Your Plan is the Best Investment Strategy
by Chris Markoch (9/16/2019)

One symptom of paying too much attention to Wall Street instead of Main Street is the temptation to start investing in things you don’t understand Read more.

The Psychological Bias That Fuels Contrarian Investing
The Psychological Bias That Fuels Contrarian Investing
by Patrick Crawley (9/12/2019)

A contrarian investor goes against current market trends. He buys out of favor assets that are being slammed on CNBC every day. Read more.

How to Invest During the Ongoing Trade War
How to Invest During the Ongoing Trade War
by Chris Markoch (9/12/2019)

One of the dangers of the ongoing trade war between the United States and China is the opportunity cost that investors are paying by pulling money out of the market. Read more.

Buy This Under-the-Radar Dividend Stock to Spice up Your Portfolio
Buy This Under-the-Radar Dividend Stock to Spice up Your Portfolio
by Chris Markoch (9/12/2019)

McCormick (NYSE:MKC) has been delivering steady growth year after year. The spice and seasonings brand is projecting a 3-5% growth in sales in 2019. Read more.

Is It Too Late for Cannabis Stocks?
Is It Too Late for Cannabis Stocks?
by Patrick Crawley (9/11/2019)

To get an idea of the valuation of cannabis stocks, let's first take a look at the market caps of companies solely focused on cannabis. Read more.

Investing for the October Effect
Investing for the October Effect
by Chris Markoch (9/10/2019)

While the October effect is not more likely to occur during an election year, there can be an October surprise for certain sectors. Read more.

What Apple Event Means for Apple Stock?
What Apple Event Means for Apple Stock?
by Chris Markoch (9/10/2019)

Apple events have typically caused a sharp movement in the company’s stock – usually for the positive. This year, I’m expecting investors to largely shrug it off. Read more.

4 ETFs That Beat the S&P
4 ETFs That Beat the S&P
by Chris Markoch (9/5/2019)

To a growing number of investors, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) combines the best of both worlds when they are looking for the versatility of owning individual stocks and the diversification of a mutual fund. Read more.

With Gold Prices Surging, Here are 4 Gold Stocks to Buy
With Gold Prices Surging, Here are 4 Gold Stocks to Buy
by Chris Markoch (8/29/2019)

Since January, gold prices have surged 19.4%. But what has gold investors excited was when the precious metal cracked $1,400 an ounce Read more.

Inverted Yield Curve Investing Options, Strategies
Inverted Yield Curve Investing Options, Strategies
by Chris Markoch (8/20/2019)

Inverted Yield Curve - At times like this, the question on investors’ lips is “what do I do now?” The simple answer is to be patient, Read more.

5G Stocks that will Power your Portfolio
5G Stocks that will Power your Portfolio
by Chris Markoch (8/15/2019)

The 5G network has to be built from scratch, and these companies have all their chips in 5G Read more.

What's good and bad about Aurora Cannabis right now
by Chris Markoch (8/13/2019)

Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) is an established producer that stands to gain from the industry’s explosive growth. In terms of peak production capacity, Aurora is Canada’s leading producer. Read more.

Three REITs that are great buys now
by Chris Markoch (8/13/2019)

One of the reasons that REITs are such an amazing investment is that they offer investors the dual benefits of capital appreciation and regular dividend payments. Read more.

Is it Time to Buy Disney Stock?
by Chris Markoch (8/9/2019)

Although investors were selling on the bad news, Disney stock analysts seemed to be unfazed. Of the 24 analysts surveyed by FactSet, 17 maintained their buy rating and the rest maintained a neutral stance. Read more.

Asset Allocation Strategies in Volatile Markets
by Chris Markoch (8/8/2019)

Asset allocation requires the discipline to keep your end goal in mind at all times. Read more.

Three Stocks that are Saying Proceed with Caution
by Chris Markoch (8/7/2019)

Here are three stocks that are trading well above their book value and, more importantly, have other less obvious risks. Read more.

Analysts cheer a safer, more secure MasterCard
by Chris Markoch (8/6/2019)

MasterCard has fundamentals that similar to competitors such as Visa (NYSE: V) and American Express (NYSE: AXP) which trade at lower P/E ratios, why are analysts still so bullish on MasterCard? Read more.

These Stocks are on Sale Now
by Chris Markoch (8/2/2019)

Investors need to have some objective metric to find undervalued stocks. A different approach is to look at a company’s price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio. Read more.

Has the Market Factored in the Fed Decision?
by Chris Markoch (8/1/2019)

The economy is creating jobs. GDP was revised upwards. And the Fed is likely to cut interest rates when they meet at the end of July. Read more.

Apple’s $1B Investment Has Stock Surging
by Chris Markoch (7/31/2019)

Apple’s stock is up over 20% since its decline in June, and the tech giant is up over 30% for the year, easily outpacing the S&P 500 Index. Read more.

Is it Time for the Market to Take a Breather?
by Chris Markoch (7/30/2019)

It seems crazy to suggest that the market may need a timeout. But what if it does? And would that be bad for the market? Read more.

Earnings Season Winners and Losers
by Chris Markoch (7/26/2019)

As second-quarter earnings continue to come in, it’s not too early to start discussing the companies that have exceeded expectations and those that have come in below expectations Read more.

3 Dividend Stocks to Help You Manage Risk
by Chris Markoch (7/25/2019)

Choosing the right dividend stocks is all about managing risk. Let’s take a look at three dividend stocks that can help you manage risk without sacrificing growth. Read more.

Is Beyond Meat Stock Beyond Expectations?
by Chris Markoch (7/23/2019)

Beyond Meat shares are soaring, take a look at three reasons to love this stock and three reasons to be cautious. Read more.

3 Things to Watch before the Fed Decision
by Chris Markoch (7/20/2019)

On July 31, the Federal Reserve Board will announce their decision on interest rates. Read more.

What Netflix Teaches About Quarterly Earnings
by Chris Markoch (7/19/2019)

In its most recent earnings report on July 17, Netflix reported financials that were not bad. Read more.

For Tesla, the Proof Will be in the Profit
by Chris Markoch (7/18/2019)

In the most recent quarter, Tesla announced the delivery of 95,200 vehicles. This beat Tesla’s own internal estimates of 90,966 Read more.

Now is the Time to Invest in This Thrilling Dividend Stock
by Chris Markoch (7/17/2019)

Cedar Fair is not a growth stock. But with a dividend yield that is currently over 7 percent, it doesn’t have to be. Read more.

Where to Invest $20K Right Now
by Chris Markoch (7/16/2019)

Volatility adds risk, but the risk is a variable that investors can manage. Here are three suggestions for how to invest $20K for the rest of 2019. Read more.

Would an Interest Rate Cut be Wise?
by Chris Markoch (7/15/2019)

You can’t listen to the financial news without hearing one expert or another offering their opinion on the Federal Reserve’s potential rate cut at the end of this month Read more.

3 Reasons Why AbbVie Stock Still Has Value
by Chris Markoch (7/12/2019)

AbbVie has three more uninterrupted years for Humira to be their cash cow. AbbVie is also a dividend aristocrat, meaning they have been increasing their dividend for over 25 years. Read more.

Is it Time to Take a Bite Out of Apple?
by Chris Markoch (7/11/2019)

Apple stock is under intense scrutiny that is creating a polarizing outlook among analysts. Read more.

With Risk Tolerance, One Size Does Not Fit All
by Chris Markoch (7/10/2019)

an investor in their late 20s may claim to have a high-risk tolerance, what they’re really saying is that they have a high-risk tolerance when it comes to their retirement savings Read more.

Stop Watching the News and Just Buy Stocks
by Chris Markoch (7/9/2019)

Market bulls are working hard to make the case that the Fed needs to be proactive now to add fuel to a rally that seems like it’s getting tired. Read more.

The Jobs Report Matters – But Should It?
by Chris Markoch (7/5/2019)

The jobs report is one of the most closely watched, and potentially most significant, of all monthly economic indicators. Read more.

The time for taking profits in stocks is …
by Chris Markoch (7/5/2019)

investors have been buying and selling stocks based on news surrounding the U.S. and Chinese trade war, the jobs report, the Federal Reserve and their position on the future direction of interest rates. Read more.

Why Hope is Not a Trading Strategy
by Chris Markoch (7/2/2019)

Hope is a resource that has endless supply but limited substance. In the best case scenario but not a trading strategy Read more.

Portfolio Showing China Fatigue? Invest in Facts, Not News
by Chris Markoch (7/1/2019)

one of the major stories moving the markets is the United States trade war with China. Read more.

Dividend Stocks are Still the Simple Black Dress for Investors
by Chris Markoch (6/28/2019)

Dividend stocks are not always the most popular or trendy stocks. Dividend stocks are simply consistent performers Read more.

YOLO, FOMO and Your Retirement Plan
by Chris Markoch (6/25/2019)

Current retirees like to say that issues that result from FOMO and YOLO are exclusive to young people, but it's not just millennials with the problem Read more.

Here’s Why a Stock’s Fundamentals Will Always Matter
by Chris Markoch (6/24/2019)

Successful investors understand that knowing how to interpret the right information, the fundamentals about a business, not their ability to time the market, Read more.

Student Loans are a Problem, Can Anyone Agree on a Solution?
by Chris Markoch (6/24/2019)

Americans owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. It is estimated that approximately 1.9 million students received their bachelor’s degree in 2019. Read more.

How much should investors care about the Federal Reserve?
by Chris Markoch (6/19/2019)

Wall Street will always want the Federal Reserve (the Fed) to react swiftly to economic indicators and tighten or loosen monetary policy as appropriate Read more.

Saving for Retirement, Why Many Americans Don’t, Why That May Not Change
by Chris Markoch (6/19/2019)

It is difficult to understate how unprepared many Americans are for retirement. Personal savings rates, in general, are still below historical levels. Read more.

Investing in Cannabis Stocks for Everyone?
by Chris Markoch (6/18/2019)

Despite the fact that the majority of the United States have voted to approve medical marijuana, cannabis companies still face obstacles to growth. Read more.

Recession Coming? Why most Americans are not prepared
by Chris Markoch (6/15/2019)

The threat of a recession is on the horizon, what Americans should have learned from the last recession and did not Read more.

The implications of 5 global banks receiving fines for currency trading collusion
by MarketBeat Staff (5/31/2019)

The European Commission has taken a firm stance against collusion in the currency trading market Read more.

Senior Citizens in Singapore Getting Loans Approved
by MarketBeat Staff (5/18/2019)

Senior or not, getting a loan is all about convincing the bank that you will be able to pay the amount borrowed. Read more.

Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime-time
by By Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer (3/14/2018)

Walmart to expand its same-day online grocery delivery to more than 40 percent of U.S. households , or 100 metro areas as it tries to compete better with Amazon. Read more.

Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime-time
by By Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer (3/13/2018)

Walmart to expand its same-day online grocery delivery to more than 40 percent of U.S. households , or 100 metro areas as it tries to compete better with Amazon. Read more.

36 Defendants in Cybercrime Ring Indicted for Stealing $530 Million
by By MarketBeat Staff (2/7/2018)

U.S. prosecutors say 36 people have been indicted in connection with an international cybercrime ring that bought and sold stolen credit card information, leading to losses of more than $530 million Read more.

How to Brush-Up on Financial Terms During a Market Sell-Off
by By MarketBeat Staff (2/6/2018)

With global stocks experiencing their biggest declines in years, investors might need a refresher on some of the terms being thrown around. Read more.

Markets Right Now: After a stumble, stocks end a bit higher
by By The Associated Press (1/31/2018)

Stock indexes ended slightly higher on Wall Street after overcoming a brief stumble in the afternoon. Read more.

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