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Retail Stock Trends Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

By: Wayne Duggan After a horrendous 2017, U.S. retail stocks have mostly bounced back in 2018. The SPDR S&P 500 Retail ETF is up 4.2 year-to-date (as of this writing), doubling the modest 2.1 percent gain of the overall S&P 500. Though it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses for retail this year – Sears.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, November 19, 2018

Gains in IPOX Asia-Pacific (IPTA), Canada Goose (GOOS US) drive IPOX International (IPXI) to strong week. Decline in global payment processors weighs on other IPOX Indexes. IPOX Market Neutral Global sets fresh All-time High. IPO Deal-flow Review & Outlook: Quiet amid U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Flurry of U.S. filings seen towards the week-end. Gains in IPOX.. Read more

3 Popular Ways to Control Your Risk and Protect Gains

By: Wayne Duggan The market’s October volatility (aka “Red October”) was a reminder of why managing risk in your trades is so important. This is one of the most important aspects of trading, but it’s, unfortunately, the downfall of many traders because it’s also one of the most difficult. There are plenty of ways to.. Read more

Trading Opportunities Aren’t Just for Bull Markets

By: Wayne Duggan The October volatility was the result of many things, depending on who you ask. Was it jitters ahead of the midterm elections? A reaction to U.S.-China trade tensions? Underwhelming corporate earnings? Regardless of the root cause, most people agree what October was: an opportunity. Traders feast on volatility, and that’s been hard.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, November 12, 2018

IPOX Indexes focused on Developed Markets record strong week. IPOX China (CNI) falls. Earnings season drives big return dispersion, select Japanese exposure & IPOX Market Neutral set YTD highs. IPO Deal-flow Review & Outlook: U.S. IPO market sees pickup in activity. Utah-based tech unicorn Qualtrics International (XM US) bought out ahead of listing debut. IPOX.. Read more

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