Commentary & Insights

  • Options 101: How To Use Historical Volatility

    Many traders often confuse implied volatility with historical volatility.  Implied volatility is what the market “expects” in the future.  Historical volatility essentially is a way to tell how far the stock might move in the future based on how fast it has been moving in the recent past.  ​It is a lagging indicator.  ​ Let’s take a closer look at what historical volatility is […]

    Posted at February 23, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment
  • Union Pacific: Is There Any Hope?

    Summary UNP shares have continued their slide on the stock market this year as its entire business, except the automotive segment, is under pressure. UNP’s performance in the coal segment will weaken further as production and supply of the fossil fuel is declining as coal plants are being retired. Even in the intermodal segment, UNP […]

    Posted at February 23, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment
  • Designing an Investment Portfolio

    Forefield2 PRINT What is meant by “designing an investment portfolio”? Designing an investment portfolio is the process of determining which investment vehicles will help you pursue your personal goals. First, you’ll want to identify the personal investment goals that you would like to fulfill. These goals will be closely tied to a number of factors, […]

    Posted at January 13, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment
  • How Interest Rates Affect the Stock Market

    Investopedia2 PRINT Interest rates. Most people pay attention to them, and they can impact the stock market. But why? In this article, you will learn some of the indirect links between interest rates and the stock market and how they might affect your life. The Interest Rate Essentially, interest is nothing more than the cost someone pays […]

    Posted at January 13, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment
  • Markets Recover from Summer Swoon

    November 2015, Mike Loewengart, VP of Investment Strategy, PRINT Equity markets surged in October, even as the U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door wider to a possible December rate hike. U.S. large-cap stocks rallied over 8% during the month, outperforming small caps. Outside the U.S., developed and emerging markets showed impressive gains, each up more […]

    Posted at January 13, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment
  • Markets Prepare for Expected Rate Hike

    December 2015, Economists say it may be coming in December. Are you ready? The Facts: Global markets ended up mixed in November after a fairly wild ride. Here’s why. The Fed signaled it may likely raise interest rates at its December 16th meeting, leading investors to reassess bonds, income-producing stocks, and other assets. Plus, the […]

    Posted at January 13, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment
  • New Year 2016: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    January 2016, Mike Loewengart, VP of Investment Strategy, E*TRADE Capital Management PRINT The Facts: There were lots of ups and downs in the markets in 2015. Unfortunately, by the time December came to close, there were a few more downs than ups. Although the S&P 500 actually posted a slight gain, it was the index’s […]

    Posted at January 13, 2016 » By : » Categories : Commentary & Insights » 0 Comment