Stocks Drop on Impeachment Concerns

Stock Market Update Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 Trading was pretty quiet this morning. The major indices were slightly higher at the open. And 30 minutes into trading stocks were at session highs. But then the day turned into a bit of a roller coaster ride after that.

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Stocks just don’t move!

Stock Market Update Monday, September 23rd, 2019 Stocks opened the day with losses after weak economic data in Europe. In Germany, flash Manufacturing PMI data came in at the lowest levels since the financial crisis. With weak manufacturing indicating contraction instead of expansion, European markets were down more than 1.0%.

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Stocks go nowhere – Again

Stock Market Update Thursday, September 19th, 2019 Well that was boring. All eyes were on the Fed and their decision on interest rates this week. But after cutting rates a quarter point yesterday (as expected) stocks have gone nowhere.

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Fed lowers rates, but no more this year?

Stock Market Update Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 Today was all about the Fed. Stocks traded in a narrow range until 2pm ET when the Fed Statement was released. And as expected, the Fed cut rates a quarter point. Seven members voted for a cut, while one member wanted a bigger cut, and two members wanted […]

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Everybody is waiting for the Fed decision

Stock Market Update Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 Oil was in the spotlight again today. After yesterday’s huge rally (the biggest 1-day rally ever), Oil pulled back almost 6%. The drop came after Saudi Arabia said it has restored half of the production that was lost in the attacks over the weekend and plans to have […]

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When Did We Become So Skeptical? #HOCO

As a German and a trader, I thought HOCO is a new stock to trade! I was wrong. It’s HOMECOMING! We don’t have Homecoming in Germany. I have never attended a Homecoming Dance.And I have never attended a Homecoming Parade – until yesterday! As you know, both my kids are active sailors, and my son […]

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Stocks unchanged – Waiting for Fed?

Stock Market Update Monday, September 9th, 2019 Not much going on today. After 2-week rally, stocks took a breather today and finished pretty much unchanged. Last week, we heard that trade talks with China will continue in October. So right now, traders are not too concerned about the trade war – for now.

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The 5 Most Powerful Life Lessons

Last night I learned the 5 most powerful life lessons – at my daughter’s school! Here’s what happened: My daughter Vivian started Highschool a few weeks ago. And last night was the “Open House” where I could meet the teachers. And it was not at all what I expected! The “Open House” was scheduled from […]

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A Beginners Guide To Buying Options vs Selling Options

One thing I continuously see with beginners, or even those who’ve been trading for over a year, is that they struggle to understand when they should be buying options vs selling options. In this article, I’ll break down and guide you through the key differences between buying options and selling them in an easy to […]

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Stocks higher after Global Rally

Stock Market Update Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 Stocks rallied today, and the S&P finished with its best close since August 1st. News from Asia helped today’s rally. But this time it was news out of Hong Kong…Hong Kong agreed to withdraw a controversial extradition bill that resulted in months of protests. The news helped the […]

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What Is An Option Strike Price | A Complete Beginners Guide

If you’re coming from the world of stock trading, or even cryptocurrencies, the idea of a ‘Strike Price’ is probably foreign to you. Unlike buying or selling stocks, you’re able to get long or short the underlying security from a certain price, the strike price. Whether the strike price is above or below the current […]

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