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Stimulus Packages Create Stock Opportunities

Posted on May 18th, 2021

The U.S. government’s 2nd stimulus package pumped $1.9 trillion into the economy, and two more packages are on the horizon. The first stimulus check was paid in April 2020, in the heat of the pandemic, kicking off an impressive bull run in the S&P 500 to the tune of 40%+.  At the time, Americans were […]

Benefits of Options Trading

Posted on May 18th, 2021

Options trading is a way to enter an unpredictable market. Some benefits associated with this method are reduced costs and risk. An option controls 100 shares of stock for a fraction of the money needed to buy or short the stock.   Types of Options The two types of options are Calls and Puts. The […]

Straddling Volatility

Posted on May 18th, 2021

Successful traders are consistent, reliable and follow the rules. These individuals also take time to learn historical patterns. One of the best and most dependable way to select winning stocks is by looking at corporate earnings reports. Every publicly traded company reports quarterly earnings. These earnings reports include sales, revenues, earnings, growth rates and forecasts. […]

Democratic Bulls

Posted on May 18th, 2021

Political changes can create financial opportunities. The Democratic party’s control of the executive and legislative branches has done just that in key sectors, namely Green Energy and Healthcare. In fact, when it became clear that the Senate was going to be under majority Democratic control, those two sectors skyrocketed.  Green Energy Green energy includes everything […]

6 Sells for 2021

Posted on May 18th, 2021

January 4, 2020 was a whirlwind day. First, the S&P climbed to an all-time high of 3769.99, then tanked to a daily low of 3662.61. Was this a sign of impending doom? Had the Covid crash of March 23, 2020 reared its ugly head, again? Or would the promise of COVID vaccines bolsters the trading […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter: May 12th, 2021

Posted on May 12th, 2021

The NASDAQ peaked out weeks prior and the strength in the Dow kept the S&P500 from rolling over sooner than it did and now the Dow has topped out (for now?) and had its worst day of trade since January of this year. This now calls out the questions of ‘what to do now?’ Start […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter: May 5th, 2021

Posted on May 5th, 2021

Wishing you all a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo! The markets and their participants seemed to be in good spirits today as the Dow reached an intraday all-time high up around 200+ points. It closed lower than that peak, but the end result was yet another all-time high price on its close. The NASDAQ […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter: April 28th, 2021

Posted on April 28th, 2021

From the absolutely no surprise department: The Fed decided to leave short- term interest rates unchanged. Despite a growing economy and inflation concerns the Fed said they will continue their bond purchasing and plan on using their full range of tools to keep things as they are on their end. Sounds good to me and […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter: April 21st, 2021

Posted on April 21st, 2021

Here are a couple of charts on parts of the market that are important to keep an eye on even if they aren’t highlighted that often in the weekly newsletter. iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT) — Transports iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) — Small Caps A gauge on the strength and sustainability of the economy […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter: April 14th, 2021

Posted on April 14th, 2021

3-key things in the markets today. Coinbase was made available to purchase via a direct listing, rather than a traditional IPO today. Coinbase is the largest crypto platform in the U.S. and the fact it is now available for investing and / or trading is deemed a watershed moment. I don’t look at this as […]