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The Streaming Wars Enter Their Second Act

By: Spencer Israel If the streaming wars have existed for several years, then it’s fair to say that the next two weeks will mark a turning point. Call it “Streaming Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Giants.” The streaming industry as we know it is changing. Think of the companies that dominate streaming. Names like.. Read more

4 Numbers To Pay Attention To In Earnings Reports, Other Than Revenue and EPS

By: Spencer Israel We’re in the heart of the final earnings season of 2019, with names like Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, Alibaba, and Exxon Mobil all giving investors a peek into their third quarter performances this week. When we talk about earnings, most attention is paid to two headline numbers: Earnings Per Share and Revenue. But.. Read more

IPO Investors: Beware the Quiet Period and Lockup Expirations

By: Spencer Israel Whether you want to call it “The Year Of The Unicorn,” “The Year Of The Unicorn Reckoning,” or something else, 2019 may well go down as a milestone year in the IPO record books. And not so much for the number or size of IPOs, but because of who went public. Ninety-one.. Read more

The Basics of Stocks, ETFs, Options, and Futures

Even the best at online stock trading admit that learning all the ins and outs of the industry makes for a daunting task. Entry into the field involves mastery over its often opaque jargon and complex concepts. At Lightspeed, we strive to design trading tools that assist everyone from the most experienced traders to those.. Read more

Regulatory Abuse: Managing Improper Trading Halts

The regulatory landscape has changed since the May 6th flash crash. In an effort to prevent a similar occurrence, new circuit breaker type trading halts have been instituted. These circuit breakers are designed to stop trading in any individual security whenever a single trade moves the price by at least 10% from its so-called fair.. Read more

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