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How Delta Neutral Strategy Works

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Delta neutral is an options strategy in which you, the investor, take multiple positions with offsetting positive and negative deltas. With this strategy the overall delta of the assets totals zero.

Why Stock Prices Change

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We know stock prices change. They go up and they go down. But why? What causes the movement? Of course, prices are determined in the market based on supply and demand. When supply is lower than demand, prices go up.

Is GE An Opportunity In The Making?

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Companies like General Electric Co. (NYSE:GEC) represent one aspect of the market that drives investors and analysts crazy. GE is what is known as a blue chip or highly reliable investment. Traditionally one could hardly do better than investing in a blue chip like GE.

Bull Market Trading Strategies

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When it’s a bull market, investors use a variety of strategies to make money. Some of these strategies are straight-forward examples of buying a stock at one price and selling it at a higher price. These strategies follow varying degrees of risk for investors.

New Tax Law Wrinkles For Investors

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While the rest of the world argues the pros and cons of the new U.S. tax law, many analysts and investors are concerned that a provision in the tax overhaul could complicate their efforts to compare a company’s earnings to its cash flow. This is important because this is how the traditional way analysts assess earnings quality.

Funding Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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The American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report card every 4 years on the condition of the nation's infrastructure. The most recent grade (2017) is D+. Monday President Trump proposed a new $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan including a $200 billion contribution from the federal government over the next decade designed to encourage $1.3 trillion in spending by cities, states and the private sector.

The Taylor Rule And Interest Rates

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Economist, John Taylor, came up with an interest rate forecasting model that became known as the Taylor Rule in 1992. The Taylor Rule came about as a reaction to rational expectations theory models like the Phillips Curve that attempted to forecast the trade-off between inflation and employment.

U.S. Stocks Jump Following Turbulent Two Weeks

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Broad gains in the Dow and S&P 500 including increases in oil, banks and utilities gave confidence to investors Monday. The indexes close up 1.7% and 1.4% respectively.

Behind The Budget Deal

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The hourslong second government shutdown of the new year ended early Friday morning thanks to a coalition of moderate House Republicans and Democrats who combined to resolve a fiscal fight that has kept Congress from doing the one thing it is tasked with doing – passing a budget.

The Elliott Wave Theory Today

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The stock market is filled with investing theories, each of which typically falls into one of two types – technical and fundamental. The Elliott Wave Theory is a form of technical analysis invented by Ralph Nelson Elliott in the late 1920s. Elliott believe the market was not chaotic but instead trades in cycles. The makeup of these cycles (or waves) and how they operate forms the basis for Elliott’s theory.

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