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Become A Better Investor Using Options

Investors who are interested in ways to both increase their returns and better manage risk should consider the options market. While some people may be intimidated by the perceived complexity of equity options or associate the market primarily with speculation, these assumptions are not accurate. Options strategies run the gamut from simple to incredibly complicated,.. Read more

Adding Leveraged ETFs to Your Trading Arsenal

Leveraged ETFs, which provide amplified exposure to different market indices, have given traders a powerful hedging or speculative trading instrument. The ETFs, however, can also be dangerous and should not be held for an extended period of time. These instruments usually provide two or three times exposure to a specific sector or index. The ProShares.. Read more

Icahn Vs. Ackman Highlights Danger of Short-Squeezes

In one of the all-time great moments in financial television, Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman engaged in an epic verbal throw-down live on CNBC last month. The two legendary investors have a contentious history with one another and recent developments suggest that their previous battles may have just been a warm up. The two men.. Read more

What is Going on With Apple?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five months, you are probably aware of the steep decline in Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price. Shares continue to trade around 11-month lows and the stock was most recently trading down around 2 percent to $445 on Monday. The catalyst for the latest move lower.. Read more

The U.S stock market is off to a fast start in 2013

The U.S stock market is off to a fast start in 2012 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a 5-year high above 14,000. In 2013, the Dow has already risen almost 7 percent. The S&P 500 is also closing in on new 5-year highs and has risen better than 6 percent on the year.. Read more

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