One of the most difficult parts of investing is removing emotions from the equation and relying strictly on rational decision-making. Unfortunately, even our own human brains may sometimes point us in the wrong direction.
The idea of a leveraged ETF is fairly simple and appealing. If a trader is bullish on the S&P 500, why settle for investing in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) when the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares(ETF) (NYSE: SPXL), or another leveraged ETF like it, could triple its gains?
Exchange-reported information about market imbalances offers opportunistic traders a rare glimpse of where a stock’s share price could be headed in the opening and closing minutes of the trading day. Here’s an overview about what you need to know about market imbalances, how you can trade this important information, and the risks involved in market…
For certain sports fans, the idea of paying $50 or more for a ticket to go sit in a packed arena and watch other people play video games may seem absurd. Of course, 50 years ago, the idea of paying $2,000 to $5,000 for a ticket to the Super Bowl would seem equally absurd.
In the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, the consumer credit market completely dried up. Banks were unwilling or unable to lend and borrowers had very few options when they needed loans.
The goal of technological innovation is to make life easier in some way. At its best, technology can take something that was previously complicated, difficult or time-consuming and make it simple.
Most Americans consider Las Vegas to be the mecca of casino gambling. In 2016 alone, the Las Vegas strip generated $5.95 billion in gaming revenue.
Anyone who has ever witnessed the ringing of the iconic opening and closing bells at the NYSE is aware that the trading day lasts from 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for most retail traders. However, there is plenty of trading activity happening both before and after the bell as well.
It was no surprise to most investors this week when the Federal Reserve opted to issue its first interest rate hike of 2017. The Fed raised its target rate by 0.25% to a range of 0.75%—1.0%. It’s been quite a while since the Fed maintained a consistent schedule of interest rate hikes. Here’s a look…
The historic bull market just celebrated its eight-year anniversary this month. For investors worried about how much upside the aging bull market has left, dividend exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are a great, conservative way to diversify a portfolio.