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  1. Stocks Rise as Earnings Surpass Expectations (SPY, DIA)

    The major U.S. indexes moved higher this week as companies posted exceptional first-quarter earnings.
  2. A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  3. Amazon Nears $1,000 Mark but Approaches Overbought Levels (AMZN, MSFT)

    Amazon.com is rapidly approaching the $1,000 per share milestone, but the stock appears to be overbought from a technical ...
  4. Sears: Turnaround or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’? (SHLD, AMZN)

    Sears Holdings jumped after its first-quarter earnings announcement, but the rally was short-lived as analysts cast doubt ...
  5. Newell Brands Sheds Winter Sports Businesses (NWL)

    Newell Brands is simplifying its portfolio and reducing debt to remain buoyant in a difficult retail environment.
  6. Will Banks Break the Bull Market? (JPM, BAC)

    Major banks have carved head and shoulders patterns at rally highs, raising odds for breakdowns that signal a broad summer ...
  1. Complex Derivatives Made Simple (USO, UNG)

    Many ETFs hold derivatives. Here's how to be sure if you own a derivatives-based ETF.
  2. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
  3. The Long and Short of Inverse ETFs

    When applied properly, inverse ETFs can be a useful tool for traders.
  4. A Day Trader's Delight! Massive Volatility in AMD

    There has been massive volatility in trading of shares of AMD of late; day traders may be to blame.
  5. Second Thoughts: SEC Could Scrap 4X Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs to the tune of four may not be coming to market as previously thought.
  6. Commodities Without Worries

    ETFs have made commodities investing easier, but look before leaping.
Hot Definitions
  1. Money Market

    A segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities are traded. ...
  2. Block (Bitcoin Block)

    Blocks are files where data pertaining to the Bitcoin network is permanently recorded.
  3. Fintech

    Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century.
  4. Ex-Dividend

    A classification of trading shares when a declared dividend belongs to the seller rather than the buyer. A stock will be ...
  5. Debt Security

    Any debt instrument that can be bought or sold between two parties and has basic terms defined, such as notional amount (amount ...
  6. Taxable Income

    Taxable income is described as gross income or adjusted gross income minus any deductions, exemptions or other adjustments ...
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