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Online Broker Price War Lowers the Cost of Trading

Online Broker Price War Lowers the Cost of Trading

Recently, online brokers have been making headlines by announcing lower commissions on stocks, ETFs, options, and more. Lower costs put dollars back into the pockets of self-directed investors. These investors are not using an advisor, but instead, make their own...

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Screen of the Week | March 21, 2017

Screen of the Week | March 21, 2017

This excerpt was taken from Marc Chaikin's Market Insights newsletter on Sunday, January 19, 2017. CHAIKIN SCREEN OF THE WEEK: Bullish Stocks in the Industrial Sector The Industrial Sector (XLI), which normally outperforms in a rising interest rate environment, has...

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Screen of the Week | March 13, 2017

Screen of the Week | March 13, 2017

This excerpt was taken from Marc Chaikin's Market Insights newsletter on Sunday, January 12, 2017. CHAIKIN SCREEN OF THE WEEK: Strong Stocks in Strong Industry Groups With last week’s pullback in Financial stocks, I screened for stocks in strong industry groups that...

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5 Things to Know About Earnings Season

5 Things to Know About Earnings Season

Four times a year, companies releases their quarterly earnings reports. “Earning season” is the period when the majority of U.S. companies report, the months immediately after each quarter (January, April, July, and October). Many investors look to earnings season to...

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4 Times Google Stock Made History

4 Times Google Stock Made History

What would the Internet look like without Google? It’s hard to imagine. From online searching to digital advertising, the company has changed the way we use the Internet in so many ways. The tech giant has also gotten so big it’s branched out into plenty of other...

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Screen of the Week | February 27, 2017

Screen of the Week | February 27, 2017

This excerpt was taken from Marc Chaikin's Market Insights newsletter on Sunday, February 26, 2017. CHAIKIN SCREEN OF THE WEEK: Bearish Large Cap Energy Stocks This is a repeat of last week’s screen without the Money Flow and Relative Strength factors. 6 large-cap...

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Screen of the Week | February 20, 2017

Screen of the Week | February 20, 2017

This excerpt was taken from Marc Chaikin's Market Insights newsletter on Sunday, January 19, 2017. CHAIKIN SCREEN OF THE WEEK: Bearish Oil Exploration & Production Stocks The Oil Exploration & Production Group has been weak, in spite of the strength of crude oil....

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What is a Stock Option?

What is a Stock Option?

What is a stock option? A stock option is most commonly defined as a contract that gives the option owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell 100 shares of a specific stock at a pre-set price by a pre-set date.  I’m confident you are already familiar...

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Screen of the Week | February 13, 2017

Screen of the Week | February 13, 2017

This excerpt was taken from Marc Chaikin's Market Insights newsletter on Sunday, February 12, 2017. CHAIKIN SCREEN OF THE WEEK: Bullish Stocks in the Health Care Sector The Health Care Sector has underperformed the market since the presidential election, as...

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