There’s a hilarious scene in the third season of the short-lived cable TV series “Arrested Development” where investment guru Jim Cramer (making a cameo as himself) upgrades the much maligned Bluth Company stock from “sell” to “don’t buy”—causing Bluth family members and shareholders to celebrate their good fortune. In a turn of events that would.. Read more
The stock market’s recent rollercoaster ride, sparked by concerns over Greece’s crumbling economy, only serves to emphasize the closely linked nature of the global market. To think that events overseas–whether positive or negative–will have no effect on the U.S. economy is to engage in a game of denial with potentially cataclysmic implications. The question that.. Read more
There’s a shocking piece of news circulating on its way to you via word of mouth, print media, and fiber–optics. And it’s something that may come as a bit of a surprise – even a shock – to the stock traders of the world. The news? That you’re all a bunch of monsters. Greedy. Wicked... Read more
With algorithmic trading accounting for 60% to 70% of trades, it’s no surprise that some mavens think such trading should be scrutinized and regulated. No good deed goes unpunished. When someone does something well, it seems there is always someone else to come along and complain they have an unfair advantage. In this case, the.. Read more
The nearly 1000 point intraday sell off in the DJIA has many stock investors looking for ways to protect their portfolios. In addition, the spiking Volatility Index (VIX) triggered option traders to seek ways to profit from the large price swings expected to continue. This blog post will discuss two options strategies working now. One.. Read more
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