The Four Biggest Takeaways From The Third Quarter Earnings Season

By: Spencer Israel We’re just about through the end of the third quarter earnings season, with approximately 92% of the S&P 500 having reported as of Nov. 15. For the index as a whole, corporate earnings for the S&P 500 are expected to have declined slightly in the quarter according to Refinitiv, with analysts expecting.. Read more

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

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