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How Does the Yield Curve Move the Stock Market?

How Does the Yield Curve Move the Stock Market?

The Fed tightened this week by raising the Fed Funds rate up by a quarter point. This move surprised absolutely no one. The Stock Market took the increase in stride, and was far more focused on the success likelihood of the tax plan, and on which companies will...

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How Does An Investment Club Work?

How Does An Investment Club Work?

For beginners looking for a hands-on way to learn more about investing, an investment club can be a good place to start. An investment club is a group of people who invest money together, typically in stocks and bonds (or, alternatively, it may be real estate or...

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2018 Macro Events that Could Impact the Stock Market

2018 Macro Events that Could Impact the Stock Market

2017 is finishing with a bang. Yes, there was a little sector rotation, and the tech stocks gave back some of their steady gains. But in general, this market continues to steam ahead unaffected by any major correction or even a pullback. With 2017 almost in the books,...

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Importing a Hotlist to be used in the Screener

Importing a Hotlist to be used in the Screener

While hotlists cannot be screened on directly, you can export the hotlist and re-import it as a userlist that you can then select as your universe in the Screener. To do this: #1. Select the hotlist you would like to screen on #2. Using your mouse, right-click the...

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A Tale of Two Sectors: Q3 Earnings Roundup

A Tale of Two Sectors: Q3 Earnings Roundup

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Dickens must have been referring to this year’s Q3 earnings season for the telecom and tech sectors. In a quarter that was generally strong (greater than 8% growth Y-o-Y),...

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Analyst Ratings: Buyer Beware

Analyst Ratings: Buyer Beware

Here’s a smarter way to look at Buy/Sell/Hold analyst ratings. Prepare to have your mind blown! Okay, I am being facetious. In a recent study, Factset proved that analyst ratings and recommendations have NOT been a good predictor of stock market performance. You can...

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The Dangers of Bottom Fishing!

The Dangers of Bottom Fishing!

Bottom fishing: it is so tempting . . . I mean really tempting. A stock that you have followed for years starts to dive in price. As an investor, you tell yourself, “If I liked it at 50, I have to really love it at 42.” Step away from the keyboard, take a deep breath,...

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5 Highly-Anticipated IPO Launches of 2018

5 Highly-Anticipated IPO Launches of 2018

The year 2017 brought us IPO launches for Roku, Blue Apron, and Snapchat. Which new IPO’s can investors hope for in 2018? An initial public offering, often abbreviated as an IPO, is the first sale of the first stock of a newly public company. Going public allows a...

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Stock Screener Do’s and Don’ts

Stock Screener Do’s and Don’ts

Do you use a stock screener? They can be incredibly useful tools for filtering through thousands of stocks for a handful of great ideas. The Chaikin Analytics stock screener, for example, is designed to allow flexible combinations of various criteria like the Chaikin...

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