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The Basics Of The Dividend Capture Strategy

By: Wayne Duggan Quarterly dividend payments are a nice treat to reward blue chip stock investors for their patience and loyalty. In the long-term, dividend yields of 3 percent or higher can make a meaningful impact on portfolio returns as well, especially while interest rates remain historically low. However, certain traders don’t want to wait.. Read more

Spring Seasonality: How The Stock Market Historically Moves In Q2

By: Wayne Duggan Longer days and warmer weather can only mean one thing: spring is here. There’s no spring break for stock traders, so knowing seasonal Q2 trading patterns can be extremely helpful this time of year. Here’s a look at some springtime stock-market tendencies. Monthly Seasonality Since 1990, the S&P 500 has averaged a.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, April 17, 2017

IPOX Indexes focused on Markets outside the U.S. continue big run, IPOX U.S. retreats for second week. IPOX 100 U.S. Index (IPXO)-linked ETF (ticker: FPX) celebrates 11-year listings anniversary, AUM rise. Plenty of deals done during shortened trading week. IPOX Indexes focused on Markets outside the U.S. continue big run, IPOX U.S. retreats for second.. Read more

Lightspeed Trading Victorious in Broker Madness

While sports fans gathered together on April 3rd to watch the thrilling conclusion of the match between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels, the financial world had its eyes on another matchup: OptionsHouse vs. Lightspeed Trading. Options Insider hosted their own “Broker Madness” in the spirit of March Madness, which concluded last.. Read more

Understanding Different Trade Order Types

By: Wayne Duggan As online trading technology has helped close the knowledge gap between retail traders and big institutions, it’s become easier for retail traders to use more advanced strategies in their trading. One of the ways people use these advanced strategies is the utilization of different order types. But just because you can use.. Read more

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