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Looking to the Futures

Stocks rebounded after a lower open throughout the day to round out the week after a strong payroll announcement, which could lead to larger Fed rate hikes come next month.

August 05, 2022 Chris Waterbury

Weekly Trader's Outlook

S&P 500 consolidates only about 6% shy of a new bull market.

August 05, 2022 Randy Frederick

Schwab Market Update

U.S. stocks finished mixed to close out the week amid a host of earnings and economic data, including the highly anticipated July nonfarm payroll report that came in much stronger than expected.

August 05, 2022

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks give back early gains ahead of Friday’s July labor report.

August 04, 2022 Randy Frederick

Recession: Are We There Yet?

Investors are faced with an overload of data on jobs, inflation, energy prices, housing and more. But does it all add up to a recession?

July 14, 2022

Market commentary

Kathy Jones

Can Dollar Strength Continue?

Kathy Jones
August 04, 2022
Jeffrey Kleintop

The Return of Dividends

Jeffrey Kleintop
August 01, 2022
Kathy Jones

Fed Hikes Rates Another 0.75%

Kathy Jones
July 27, 2022

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Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

April 07, 2022 Randy Frederick

Margin: How Does It Work?

In the same way a bank can lend you money if you have equity in your house, your brokerage firm can lend you money against the value of the investments in your portfolio.

March 11, 2022 Randy Frederick

Common Options Mistakes

When it comes to options trading, education and awareness are important for establishing a strong foundation. Consider these common mistakes that traders often encounter.

January 24, 2022 Nathan Peterson

What to Watch: Earnings Season

Find out what traders should watch for during earnings season.

January 14, 2022

How to Sell Stock

When traders buy stock, they also need to think about their exit strategy. Kevin Horner describes the different sell orders you can use to exit a position.

December 18, 2021

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How to Use Volume Indicators

Sometimes stock price trends aren't quite what they seem. Here's how to use volume to confirm or refute a trend.

November 12, 2021

Head-and-Shoulders Patterns

Identifying so-called head-and-shoulders patterns can be tricky but profitable.

August 20, 2021 Lee Bohl, CMT

Pick Stocks Using Analysis

Find out how you can use these two stock-picking strategies together.

August 12, 2021 Lee Bohl, CMT

When to Sell Dividend Stocks

Picking your dividend-paying stocks is half the battle. How do you know when it's time to sell? Consider following these three steps.

April 20, 2021 Michael Rawson, CFA®

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Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

April 07, 2022 Randy Frederick

What to Watch: Earnings Season

Find out what traders should watch for during earnings season.

January 14, 2022

Understanding Stock Settlement

Learn about main types of settlement violations, their consequences, and how to avoid them.

December 10, 2021 Joanna Payne

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