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ECB Interest Rates Cut: A Global Rate Cycle Begins

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On the 6th of June, the European Central Bank (ECB) made a significant move with its latest ECB rate cuts, lowering its deposit rate and two other key ECB interest rates by 0.25%. This decision, ...

Using Institutional Ownership to Choose the Best Stocks

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As an NBA fan, I posed the following question to one of our new traders: Suppose I am very good at using statistical data to predict the results of NBA games. Suppose I use this ...

Is Meme Stock Mania Back

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It is May 2024, and the buzz around meme stocks seems to be back, echoing the excitement we saw in early 2021.  The stock market is soaring, Roaring Kitty has returned to social media, and ...

What ETFs to Invest In

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A 5-Step Guide to Selecting Winning ETFs in a Crowded Market When considering what ETFs to invest in, it’s hard to imagine a time when there were none. ETFs offer appealing opportunities, with the first ...

Is Berkshire Hathaway Still a Market Beater

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BRK vs. S&P500: A Look at Recent Performance Last weekend, Berkshire Hathaway had its annual shareholder meeting. Regarding shareholder meetings, BRK’s is an exception – it is more like a matinee than a shareholder meeting. ...

Should I Buy Apple Stock Now

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A Timely Decision: Bullish or Bearish on AAPL As Apple (AAPL) gears up to unveil its second-quarter fiscal 2024 results today, investors wonder: Should I buy Apple stock now? Revenue and earnings forecasts hint at ...

Going for Glitter? Gold Alternatives Shine Brighter

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Gold has recently dominated financial headlines, reaching record highs and being hailed as a haven during inflation and global unrest. However, after a stellar run since mid-February, the luster seems to be fading with a ...

Is NVDA Stock Fueling a Semiconductor Bubble

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NVDA stock drives the semiconductor conversation, and a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s start with one. With recent hype surrounding the company, understanding its performance is more crucial than ever. Pictured below ...

The Best Investment to Outpace Inflation in 2024

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Balancing Risk and Reward The best investment in 2024’s shifting landscape amid Federal Reserve rate changes. In December 2023, the Federal Reserve indicated they would gradually lower rates, confirmed in March 2024 despite inflation above ...

SPY or XLK: Which ETF to Invest In

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Are tech stocks overpriced? Much has been said that technology stocks are dangerously overpriced and have delivered returns that are too good to be sustained into the future. Let’s examine the broad market of the ...