Market Insights

How to Handle a Bond Bear Market

Market commentary

  • Rising Rates: When to Consider “Floaters”

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    Floaters may benefit when the Federal Reserve hikes short-term rates, but you should also consider other options.

  • Key Market Drivers to Watch in Q2

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    After a frantic Q1 that saw record trading volume, what are the key issues for investors to watch as Q2 begins?

  • The Next Bubble: “Green” Infrastructure?

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    The specific set of conditions that have historically characterized the start of an investment bubble appear to be forming.

Trading

  • Weekly Trader's Outlook

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    Weekly update for options and active traders on market performance, economics, earnings, and more.

  • Today’s Options Market Update

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    Daily overview of big stock movers and unusual options activity.

  • Looking to the Futures

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    Rundown on recent events and market activity affecting futures trading.

Tax strategies

  • 2020 Taxes: 8 Things to Know Now

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    With Tax Day right around the corner, here are eight things to keep in mind as you prepare to file your 2020 taxes.

  • How to Save Money with Tax-Gain Harvesting

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    Strategically selling your winning investments could reduce current and future taxes.

  • 4 Tax-Smart Moves You Can Still Make for 2020

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    Tax Day is coming soon. But it’s not too late to make these tax-smart moves.


Timely strategies

Planning & investing

Planning & investing

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It May Be Time to Consider Dividend-Paying Stocks

With attractive yields, dividend-paying stocks could potentially pump up total returns from your stock portfolio and generate extra income.

Near or in retirement

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5 Surprise Retirement Expenses

These unexpected expenses can derail your retirement. Here’s how to get ahead of them.


Your frequently asked questions about volatility

Your questions about volatility

How can I take advantage of market volatility as a trading opportunity?
Where can I hold my cash when markets are volatile?

Concerned about how recent market volatility may affect your investments?