What Triggers a Volatility Halt

Who hasn’t seen one of the stocks in their portfolio get halted? Immediately, we ask ourselves important questions that could make us rich. Did the company get acquired? Did they discover some new technology that will change everything? What triggers a volatility halt? On a few rare occasions, the news is life-changing. Most of the…

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Ticker Symbol

Some people call them ticker symbols, some people call them stock symbols. You know what they are: the abbreviations we use to identify the stock for a specific company. Investors who follow along with the financial news often know the companies more by their ticker symbol than their actual names. No two stocks that trade…

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Insider Trading

‘’The most valuable commodity I know of is information’’. Does anyone remember this quote from Oliver Stone’s 1987 movie Wall Street? The main character, Gordon Gekko, makes millions of dollars from insider trading. What is insider trading exactly? Stock markets are supposed to be a place where everyone has the same opportunity to make money….

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Dividend Reinvestment Plan

It’s time for another review. Most brokers will offer a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that regularly distribute dividends. Investors also have the option to opt out of this feature and invest the funds elsewhere. Is it more advantageous for investors to reinvest the dividends or to move on with…

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Stock Market Scandals

I always found scandals in the stock market entertaining. It always takes at least one guy to find a new way to screw the system. Today, we’ll take a look at different scandals. Every stock market scandal has at least 1 red flag. It may not always be easy to spot them. Oftentimes, they are…

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Stock Order Types

Today’s topic of stock order types should be a refresher for most investors. It can also be an important topic for those in the early stages of investment. Knowing and executing various stock order types are the ABCs of investing. We will go over all the possibilities with a few examples for better understanding. Everything…

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LUPA Stocks

What are LUPA stocks? Is this another acronym I need to remember to be a successful investor? Not really. LUPA, or PAUL, is the acronym given for Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, and Airbnb stocks. Why did investors take an interest in these 4 stocks and what do they have in common? LUPA stocks have similarities that…

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Cult Stocks

You know them, I know them, we all know them. Stocks that have a following like a rock band have groupies. Cult stocks have a sizable and very loyal following amongst investors. These investors are certainly not shy about their love for these stocks and are very defensive, even if the underlying business isn’t performing….

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Best Hedges for Devaluing Dollar

We’ve all seen the headline about the US dollar: inflation and overprinting by the Federal Reserve is crushing its value. But is this actually the case? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve certainly had its printers going. Between January of 2020 and October of 2021, 80% of the total US dollars that ever existed…

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