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Third Quarter Earnings Estimates Are Falling

By: Wayne Duggan The third-quarter earnings season is about a month away. For the past year, consensus analyst earnings estimates for the S&P 500 have risen in the weeks leading up to the beginning of each reporting period. Unfortunately, that trend has reversed course in recent weeks. Changing Tide? As of the week ending Sept... Read more

The IPOX® Week, September 20th, 2021

Most IPOX® Indexes outperform. IPOX® 100 (ETF: FPX) gains while S&P 500 falls. IPOX® Japan surges to record as big Asia-Pacific re-balancing continues. IPOX® SPAC adds +0.16%. 7 new SPACs launched in the U.S. last week. Brisk U.S. IPO activity as most deals are well received. More IPOs lined up. WEEKLY Summary:  Amid U.S. Futures.. Read more

Understanding the Basics of Option Pricing

By: Wayne Duggan One of the first things many new option traders learn about the options market is how different option pricing is from stock pricing. Because option contracts have a time element involved, the value in each option contract is a bit more complicated than a simple stock price. Intrinsic Value The intrinsic value.. Read more

4 Tips for Maximizing Trading Returns

By: Wayne Duggan There’s no guaranteed recipe for making big money trading stocks. If there were, every stock trader would be a billionaire in a matter of weeks. However, there are some universal trading tips that can help you minimize your risks and improve your chances of turning consistent profits in the market. Here are.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, September 13th, 2021

Ahead of U.S. Futures & Options expiration week, IPOX® Indexes trade mixed. Big secondary offering activity. IPOX® Japan big outlier as index jumps +5.64%, closes week at fresh all-time High. IPOX® SPAC declines fractionally. 5 new SPACs launched in the U.S. last week. U.S. IPO activity set to pick-up as high-profile specialty deals line up.. Read more

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