Here’s the Trade on SLV For the Next Leg Up

Here’s the Trade on SLV For the Next Leg Up

After several weeks of slow and steady climbing, stocks have finally shown vulnerability over the past week. Tech stocks in particular have taken a pretty sizeable beating; however, most of the big-name tech companies are still solidly in the black for the year. Nevertheless, some of the best performers this year are seeing massive selling […]

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What Revealing the ‘Nasdaq Whale’ Says About Crowded Trades

I’ve always been a great fan of mysteries. But who needs Agatha Christie to weave a story when we have the U.S. stock market? Everyone has been wondering what’s sent technology stocks (mainly in the Nasdaq) on a parabolic journey. A major institutional buyer, mysteriously nicknamed the “Nasdaq whale” by traders, dominated the never-before-seen massive […]

PFE Stock Price Jumps on Announcement of $1.95 Billion Payout From U.S. For COVID-19 Vaccine

AZN Stock Price Plunges on News of Adverse Event in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteer

Shares of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) pulled back earlier this week after the company paused its COVID-19 vaccine trial. That followed an unexplained illness in one of the trial volunteers. In an emailed statement, AZN said: “As part of the ongoing randomized, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process was triggered […]

Trade of the Week: Volatility

Trade of the Week: Volatility

The market finally saw some active selling last week, with volatility climbing quite a bit higher.  The iPath VIX Short-term Futures ETN (VXX) is one of the most popular ways to trade volatility.  It covers the first two VIX futures contracts and tends to go up sharply when the market sells off.  As you may […]

NIO Stock Price Up Five-Fold Year to Date

NIO Stock Price Up Five-Fold Year to Date

The Nio Inc. (NIO) boom continues. Over the last two months, the NIO stock price soared from $11 to a recent high of $18. From here, NIO stock could see higher highs after reporting another record month of deliveries. For August 2020, NIO completed 3,965 – a year over year increase of just over 104%. […]

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3 Big-Name Funds Suspending Dividends

Investors with interest in yields soon find their way into the world of closed-end funds (CEFs). During this period in history, when fixed income investments often yield less than one percent, the high single-digit or low double-digit yields on many CEFs are compelling. Yet the aftermath of the pandemic-triggered crash early in 2020 will start […]

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 […]

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Here’s How Much Upside Is Left In SNAP

Despite the major stock indexes hitting record highs, this hasn’t been the easiest market to trade for many investors. For starters, value investors have been left in the dust. This is certainly a growth market; however, even growth stock investors may be struggling if they aren’t in the handful of outperforming industries. Most of the […]

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AAPL is Being Replaced With This Company in China

After crippling Huawei and throwing cold water on ByteDance’s global business, the Trump Administration has turned its sights on a third Chinese technology giant, Tencent (TCEHY). Tencent was the only Chinese company to feature in the world’s ten largest providers of both apps and games by download volumes last year, according to the mobile platform […]