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Historically, government shutdowns have not caused a major reaction in the markets. But shutdowns can increase market volatility, and an extended shutdown could have an impact on the overall economy.
The September Federal Reserve meeting provided few surprises, but ongoing uncertainty about the Fed's next move may mean more volatility ahead.
The Federal Reserve weighs the data while investors wonder: Is the rate-hike cycle over?
A return to the Great Moderation Era looks unlikely, which might lead to an increasingly volatile—and somewhat unfamiliar—inflationary, economic, and geopolitical landscape.
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Meet some of the most important greeks—delta, gamma, theta, vega, and rho—and see how they can be used in your options trading.
Learn how the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, works and how it can help investors analyze trends.
Perhaps one of the most commonly used fundamental ratios is the price-to-earnings, or P/E, ratio. Discover how it can help you compare the valuation of two or more companies.
Learn how to use a simple moving average to confirm established trends, along with the pros and cons of applying it to different time frames.
Planning and retirement
Traditional and Roth IRAs have distinct requirements, including eligibility and contribution limits. Here's a guide to help you decide which may be better for you.
Roth IRAs are individual retirement accounts that you contribute to with after-tax dollars (income you've already paid taxes on). The benefit? Your savings can grow tax-free.
If you're ready to leave an employer and strike out on your own as a consultant, it helps to plan ahead, set up a separate business structure, and make sure you're properly insured.