What happens when you combine the stock market and elections? Election years tend to shake up the market because of the contrasting business policies from each side. This year we had a Trump vs Hilary show down. Trump has been known to be very pro-business. A pro-business agenda may benefit the stock market and elections a lot. The benefits that big businesses will reap with … [Read more...] about Stock Market and Elections
This question has been popping up recently on social media and social circles: Do I need life insurance? Even worse is that life insurance companies and MLM companies that sell life insurance have been popping up around my area. Their aim is to make money off the monthly premiums from unsuspecting clients. And they do this without educating them on whether they need it or not. … [Read more...] about Do I Need Life Insurance?
Hello, today I will be doing a valuation analysis on Southwest Airlines Stock. This is actually for a pitch competition and I chose Southwest Airlines stock as I'm strongly familiar with them. Analysis on Southwest Airlines Co Ticker LUV Sector Regional Airlines Latest price $35.54 Value $22,043M Daily vol $429M Date 03 August … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines Stock Valuation
In 2012 Jim Bittman, Director of Program Development and a Senior Instructor for The Options Institute at CBOE, gave a presentation that outlined a 2-step strategy for trading the S&P 500 Index (SPX) using weekly options. The strategy is particularly attractive because Mr Bittman supplied very specific entry and exit points, back testing data, probabilities and a detailed … [Read more...] about The Bittman Algorithm
Today we're going to calculate returns correctly I'm sure you're all off to a great new year as the markets have never been more promising and abundantly green! So let's figure out your returns! There are a few ways to calculate your returns. First the basics: If you're trying to see how much you made in one investment, the formula is simply: [(Ending Balance / … [Read more...] about Calculating Returns Correctly
With today's dip, is now the time to buy? The S&P took a dip today as the impending rate hike looms over our shoulder. The expected 25-basis-point increase the Feds keep mentioning may be happening on December 15th afterall. Currently the market expects it with a 76% probability. The truth is, rates were low for a very long time due to quantitative easing. Money flooded … [Read more...] about Should you wait to buy the dip?