Active Trading Articles

  1. Analyzing 3D Systems’ Return on Equity (DDD, SSYS)

    Find out how 3D Systems' ROE has changed over time and how it compares to peers. How have profitability, asset turnover and ...
  2. The Best Technical Analysis Trading Software

    Which are the top stock trading software for stock analysis? Here is the comparative list of the ones offering the best features.
  3. Byron on the Biggest Risks to the Markets

    According to Byron Wien, here is what you should and should not worry about in 2016.
  4. Capital Markets' Analysis: 3 Sectors with Predictive Qualities (DJTA, DJUA)

    Learn how specific market sector analysis can provide investors with an early warning about potential market downturns that ...
  5. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  6. A Guide To Trading Binary Options In The U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the U.S.?
  7. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  8. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  9. The IEX Index: 5 Reasons You Should Care (RY, GS)

    Discover five reasons why every investor should care about how Brad Katsuyama and his Investor's Exchange, or IEX, are taking ...
  10. Analyzing FireEye's Return on Equity (FEYE, ANGI)

    Find out why FireEye had negative ROE in 2015. Learn how FireEye compares to peers on net profit margin, asset turnover ratio ...
  11. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  12. Analyzing LKQ Corp's Return on Equity (LKQ, DLPH)

    Explore LKQ Corp's recent operating performance to see what factors are driving return on equity (ROE). How does ROE compare ...
  13. Judgment Day: S&P at Major Technical Juncture (SPY)

    The S&P 500 is at a critical juncture. Traders are torn, and short-term moves here could have long-term implications.
  14. Analyzing Tesla's Return on Equity (TSLA, FCAU)

    Learn about Tesla's return on equity (ROE). With DuPont analysis, discover why ROE has been negative since Tesla's IPO and ...
  15. Momentum ETFs: A Good Bet?

    Momentum can make you money, but the way to play it should depend on your risk tolerance.
  16. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  17. Analyzing Marvell Technology Group's Return on Equity (MRVL, TSM)

    Learn about Marvell Technologies' return on equity (ROE), and find out how net margin, financial leverage and asset turnover ...
  18. AutoNation Vs. CarMax: Comparing Under The Hood (AN, KMX)

    Explore the recent financial performance and outlook for AutoNation and CarMax. Learn how they compare on growth, financial ...
  19. Mediwound Ltd: Time to Invest? (MDWD)

    Watch for the share price of MediWound to rise above $9.10, prompting momentum traders to run the price higher, hoping for ...
  20. Orbotech: A Stock Price Case Study (ORBK)

    See how Orbotech’s share price challenges the high-target estimate of $35 in the stock's quest to return to its dotcom-era ...
  21. Investors Should Do These 5 Basic Things in 2016

    These are the 5 basic things every investor should do in 2016 to review and reevaluate their financial picture.
  22. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  23. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  24. Top Tax Strategies for Clients in a Bear Market

    So far 2016 has been off to a shaky start. Here are some tax strategies to help offset the pain.
  25. Analyzing Transocean's Return on Equity (RIG)

    Learn about the factors influencing Transocean's return on equity (ROE). How has its net margin influenced its ROE and how ...
  26. How Millennials Can Be the Wealthiest Generation Ever

    Millennials are poised to be the wealthiest generation of all time. Here's why.
  27. Analyzing Arena Pharma's Return on Equity (ARNA, IMGN)

    Explore Arena Pharmaceutical's return on equity (ROE) and find out what is driving its significant negative returns. Find ...
  28. Analyzing Yahoo's Return on Equity (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's return on equity (ROE) and find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact its ...
  29. 3 Reasons to be Bearish on Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)

    Explore three reasons investors should be bearish on Community Health Systems. Learn how recent financial results have influenced ...
  30. The Top 5 Positions in Ken Fisher's Portfolio (AMZN, LQD)

    Pay attention to whether Amazon.com, Inc. remains the top holding of Fisher Asset Management despite a 27% share price drop ...
  31. Analyzing Micron's Return on Equity (MU, NVDA)

    Learn about Micron Technology's return on equity. What does DuPont analysis tell investors about the company's ROE relative ...
  32. Analyzing Qualcomm's Return on Equity (QCOM)

    Learn about Qualcomm's return on equity. Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  33. Analyzing T-Mobile's Return on Equity (TMUS, RCI)

    Learn about T-Mobile's return on equity (ROE). How has its ROE changed with its net margin over recent years, and how does ...
  34. Altria's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MO)

    Learn about Altria Group, a producer of tobacco products, and learn about its business by taking a closer look at its key ...
  35. Zynga's 3 Key Financial Ratios (ZNGA)

    Analyze the key financial ratios for multimedia and graphics company Zynga, including its return on assets, net margin and ...
  36. Analyzing Seadrill's Return on Equity (SDRL)

    Learn about the factors driving Seadrill's return on equity (ROE). Find out how Seadrill's ROE compares to contract drilling ...
  37. Ford Vs. Dodge: Comparing Under the Hood (F, FCAU)

    Explore the recent financial performance of Ford Motor Company and Dodge's parent company, Fiat Chrysler, comparing growth, ...
  38. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  39. Analyzing Advanced Micro Devices’ Return on Equity (AMD)

    Learn about Advanced Micro Devices' ROE in 2015. Find out why this metric was not meaningful, and what investors should expect ...
  40. 10 Tips for the Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  41. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure ...
  42. How to Optimize Taxable Portfolios in Bear Markets

    A bear market presents an opportunity for financial advisors to optimize clients' taxable portfolios.
  43. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  44. The 4 Best Hedges for a Drop in the S&P 500

    Learn about the most effective S&P 500 hedging strategies available to protect a portfolio during steep corrections and long-term ...
  45. 2 Consumer Staples Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (WBA, FLO)

    Consider the fundamentals for Walgreens Boots Alliance and Flowers Foods as post-earnings report price reductions create ...
  46. Gold ETFs Vs. Bull Markets (GLD, IAU)

    Explore the relationships between gold ETFs and bullish equity markets. Learn how prices have correlated historically and ...
  47. 2 Industrials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (XLI, AME)

    Watch for Ametek and Steelcase to climb above their respective 50-day moving averages for the first time in 2016 as a result ...
  48. 2 Consumer Discretionary Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (BLMN, TIF)

    Discover whether consumer discretionary stocks Bloomin' Brands and Tiffany $ Co., which are trading at their 52-week lows, ...
  49. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  50. How Will the Presidential Election Impact Markets?

    Is there a correlation between an election year and the performance of the financial markets?
  51. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  52. 3D Systems Corporations’ 4 Key Financial Ratios (DDD)

    Learn about the key ratios for analyzing 3D Systems and find out how analysts measure operational efficiency, growth potential ...
  53. United Continental's 5 Key Financial Ratios (UAL)

    Learn about the financial ratios used to measure liquidity, profitability, cash flow, leverage and capacity utilization for ...
  54. Analyzing Priceline Group's Return on Equity (PCLN)

    Learn about Priceline's return on equity (ROE) relative to its peers and past performance. Find out how net margin, financial ...
  55. Analyzing GoPro's Return on Equity (GPRO)

    Learn about GoPro's return on equity (ROE) in 2015. What factors have shaped ROE over time? How does GoPro's ROE compare ...
  56. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  57. Top Tax Planning Tips for Volatile Markets

    Volatile markets provide several ways to lower tax bills ... if you play your cards right.
  58. When and How to Dump Portfolio Losers

    Having a mechanism in place to address potential losses in a portfolio is imperative. Here are some of the best ways to go ...
  59. 5 Ways to Identify 2016 Dow Laggards

    These five simple methods will sort 2016 Dow components into leader and laggard lists, allowing analysis of broader market ...
  60. 2 Tech Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (IMOS, BCOR)

    Consider technology sector stocks as interest rates rise, since they typically have low debt loads. Find bargains among stocks ...
  61. Top 10 Performing Hedge Funds in January 2016

    These hedge funds have consistently delivered positive returns over the years, even during a bearish market in January.
  62. 4 Popular Options Strategies for 2016

    Learn how long straddles, long strangles and vertical debit spreads can help you profit from the volatility that stock analysts ...
  63. Day Trading Strategies for Beginners

    Interested in day trading? From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, here's a tutorial on how to trade ...
  64. 4 Strategies Only Hedge Funds Dare Use

    Learn why investing strategies employed by hedge funds may result in steep losses and are not appropriate for most retail ...
  65. 3 Advantages of Momentum Investing

    Momentum investing, if performed professionally with a considerable amount of time invested, can offer high profits over ...
  66. Nervous Bulls: Don't Read This Permabear's Opinion

    If this bear is correct, then we could all be in for a rude awakening.
  67. Analyzing Lockheed Martin's Return on Equity (LMT)

    Learn about Lockheed Martin's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis explains ROE relative to Lockheed's aerospace ...
  68. Analyzing Alibaba Group's Return on Equity (ROE) (BABA)

    Learn about Alibaba's return on equity, and find out how net profit margin, the asset turnover ratio and financial leverage ...
  69. Analyzing Apple's Return on Equity (AAPL)

    Learn about Apple's return on equity (ROE) in fiscal 2015, and find out how net profit margin, financial leverage and asset ...
  70. Analyzing Facebook's Return on Equity (FB)

    Learn about Facebook's return on equity (ROE), and find out how it compares to its peers. Discover how net margin, asset ...
  71. Analyzing United Continental's Return on Equity (UAL)

    Lean about United Continental's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis isolates the impacts of net margin, ...
  72. Heavy Metals Rising (DBB, SLV, AKS)

    Metals and even heavy metals are rallying. Here's the outlook and the opportunities.
  73. Are You Missing Out on a Sustainable Rally?

    The market has been rallying, but is it sustainable?
  74. 2 Dividend Stocks That Let You Ignore Bulls, Bears

    Whether you are in the bull or bear camp, these two dividend stocks offer potential.
  75. Strategies for Trading Volatility With Options (NFLX)

    These five strategies are used by traders to capitalize on stocks or securities that exhibit high volatility.
  76. Gold ETFs Top Performers: Is It Too Far Too Fast? (GLD,GDX)

    Gold ETFs have surged in recent weeks. Is it too far too fast? Here’s the short-term and long-term outlook.
  77. Will Oprah's Weight Watchers Bet Pay Off? (WTW)

    Weight Watchers is stuck in a holding pattern, while analysts and the public wait and see if Oprah's participation yields ...
  78. 5 Stocks With Bullish MACD Crossovers for 2016 (COT, OCLR)

    Take a technical analysis look at five stocks that may be heading to the upside in 2016, based on a bullish MACD crossover ...
  79. Latest Labor Numbers: Good News for the Market?

    Some economic numbers are indicating that the labor market is outperforming the stock market. Should investors be bullish? ...
  80. Is the White House too Optimistic on the Economy?

    Are the White House's economic growth projections for 2016 and 2017 realistic or too optimistic?
  81. Cash vs. Stocks: How to Decide Which is Best

    Is it better to keep your money in cash or is a down market a good time to buy stocks at a lower cost?
  82. Can the Market Predict a Recession?

    Is a bear market an indication that a recession is on the horizon?
  83. 4 Stocks With Bullish Head and Shoulders Patterns for 2016 (PG, ETR)

    Discover analyses of the top four stocks with bullish head and shoulders patterns forming in 2016, and learn the prices at ...
  84. Today's Sell-off: Are We in a Margin Liquidation?

    If we're in market liquidation, is it good news or bad news? That party depends on your timeframe.
  85. Is It Time To Buy Emerging Markets? (EEM)

    The majority of emerging markets are dependent on natural resources, delaying a long-term recovery until commodity markets ...
  86. Is It Time To Sell Technology Stocks? (LNKD, AAPL)

    Technology stocks have taken a drubbing in recent days. Is it time to sell them?
  87. Why the Bullish Are Turning Bearish

    Banks are reducing their targets for the S&P 500 for 2016. Here's why.
  88. Are U.S. Stocks Still the Place To Be in 2016?

    Understand why U.S. stocks are absolutely the place to be in 2016, even though the year has gotten off to an awful start ...
  89. The 3 Best Investments When Bull Markets Slow Down

    Find out why no bull market lasts forever, and why investors should shift their assets away from growth and toward dividends ...
  90. 3 Long-Term Investing Strategies With Strong Track Records

    Learn why discipline and a statistically valid investment strategy can help an investor limit losses and beat the market ...
  91. The 3 Best Downside Protection Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn how it is possible to profit in a bear market by owning the correct selection of mutual funds that provide downside ...
  92. Market Outlook: No Bottom Until 2017?

    These investing pros are bearish on the market in 2016. Will there be a bottom in early 2017?
  93. Analyzing Altria's Return on Equity (ROE) (MO)

    Learn about Altria Group's return on equity (ROE) and analyze net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage to ...
  94. Building a Case for the Bulls: 3 Opinions

    These three big names are bullish on the economy. Are there good times ahead?
  95. How Advisors Can Make the Most Out of Volatility

    Advisors can use market volatility as an opportunity to enhance their value to their clients and grow their practice. Here's ...
  96. Five Advantages of Futures Over Options

    Futures have a number of advantages over options such as fixed upfront trading costs, lack of time decay and liquidity.
  97. Analyzing Boeing’s Return on Equity (ROE) (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's return on equity and find out how the company's ROE compares to its own historical performance and aerospace ...
  98. With Short Interest Surging, Is it Time to Buy?

    What do you think the smart money is doing when the market moves higher? Apparently, they're building short positions.
  99. Analyzing Verizon's Return on Equity (ROE) (VZ)

    Learn about Verizon's return on equity and find out how ROE is influenced by net profit margin, asset turnover ratio and ...
  100. A Key Tip for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    Retirees who don't want to deplete their nest eggs during a bear market should make sure to do the following.
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