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How to Trade High-Profile IPOs

By Wayne Duggan Initial public offerings (IPOs) give traders their first crack at exciting new companies. The IPOs, special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers and direct listings of Robinhood (NASDAQ: HOOD), Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) and Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) have been some of the hottest stories on Wall Street in recent months. Unfortunately, investors aren’t typically.. Read more

2 Simple Ways to Hedge your Portfolio Using Options

By Wayne Duggan Stock traders sometimes see the option market as complicated, volatile and intimidating. While it’s true that some option trading strategies are extremely complex, there are also some simple strategies that can help stock traders and long-term investors hedge the risk in their portfolios. Here’s a breakdown of two simple option hedging strategies... Read more

The IPOX® Week, August 16th, 2021

IPOX® Indexes trade mixed. IPOX® Europe (ETF: FPXE) rises for 6th consecutive week. IPOX® International (ETF: FPXI) adds +0.16%. Swedish U.S.-traded deals drop sharply. IPOX® SPAC declines by -0.18%. 17 new SPACs launched in the U.S. last week. Krafton and Brazil’s Oncoclinicas decline. Korea’s Kakao Pay this week’s main deal. WEEKLY Summary: Amid stable yields,.. Read more

What You Need to Know About the ‘Rule of 100’ for Retirement Investing

By Wayne Duggan One of the longest-standing rules of thumb for investing for retirement is the “rule of 100.” Here’s a look at what the rule of 100 is, how it works and why it might not be the best retirement investing strategy in 2021. How the Rule of 100 Works The rule of 100.. Read more

Here’s How Q2 Earnings Season is Going so Far

By Wayne Duggan About 90% of S&P 500 companies have reported 2nd-quarter earnings, and many of them have issued 3rd-quarter guidance or updated full-year guidance numbers as well. It’s been another strong quarter for U.S. companies up to this point. Here’s a rundown of the earnings season so far. The Numbers So far this season,.. Read more

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