Markets

What is Volatility Predicting for the Stock Market?

What is Volatility Predicting for the Stock Market?

Stock market volatility is arguably one of the most misunderstood concepts in investing but can be an extremely important technical tool when it is used to analyze the stock market. To start, volatility is often referred to as the fear gauge, and the range of price change the stock market can experience over a given […]

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 9: Nasdaq Marketsite in 4 Times Square on September 9, 2016 in New York. This is the marketing presence of the Nasdaq stock market.

Is the Stock Market Open on New Year’s Eve?

Investors ask that question about the stock market including the New York Stock Exchange – sometimes called the NYSE, Nasdaq, and others. This year New Year’s Eve falls on a Thursday: December 31, 2020. The stock market is closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve the stock market […]

Vintage looking Wall street sign  in New York City with out of focus buildings and american flags on the background

Is the Stock Market Open on Christmas Eve?

That’s a question investors ask about the stock market including the New York Stock Exchange – sometimes called the NYSE, Nasdaq, and others. This year Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday: December 24, 2020. The stock market is closed on Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. On Christmas Eve the stock market – including […]

Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday?

Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday?

Is the stock market open on Black Friday? That’s a question investors ask about the stock market including the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and others. This year Black Friday falls on November 27, 2020. The stock market is closed on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Black Friday the stock market – […]

Do You Have Wealth or Just the Illusion of Wealth?

Do You Have Wealth or Just the Illusion of Wealth?

Anyone remember the commercials for “Friendly Bob Adams” of Household Finance? They advertised “debt consolidation loans”. Bring all your payment booklets, pay off your debts and consolidate them into one loan with a lower monthly payment. Theoretically it took the pressure off those living from paycheck to paycheck, up to their eyeballs in debt. A […]

What The Heck Is Going On?

What The Heck Is Going On?

I was sitting in the exam room and the doctor walked in. Knowing I write this blog, he said, “Finally someone I can talk to. What the heck is going on?” With our current economic situation, the market tanking and the Coronavirus monopolizing the amped up media, a lot of concerned subscribers are asking that […]

This Hasn’t Happened in 20 Years

This Hasn’t Happened in 20 Years

Something remarkable happened on Monday. It wasn’t the action of a politician, an election, or even a Fed official. Instead, this news came from the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB released its monthly confidence index, and it rose five points in December to 76. So why is this noteworthy? It’s important because that’s […]