What is the Dividend Capture Strategy? The Dividend Capture Strategy is an investment technique where an investor buys shares of a company before its ex-dividend date and then sells the shares shortly after receiving the dividend payout. The goal is to capture the dividend income while minimizing the risk associated with owning the stock for […]
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Understanding the DRIP Method of Dividend Investing
If you are looking for ways to invest in the stock market and are interested in generating a steady and passive income, dividend investing might be the right path for you. Among several strategies of dividend investing, one that stands out is DRIP or Dividend Reinvestment Plan. It is a powerful investment approach that enables […]
Understanding the Fundamental Elements of a Trading Plan
Being a successful trader requires more than just buying low and selling high. It requires a disciplined approach to every trade you make. This is where a trading plan comes into play. A trading plan is a comprehensive document outlining your goals, risk-reward ratio, entry and exit strategies, and more. In this blog, we will […]
Understanding What Happens When a Bank Fails
The failure of a bank can be a stressful event. If your bank were to fail, you could face uncertainty and difficulty recovering deposits or getting access to your safe deposit box. This blog will help you understand what happens when a bank fails and how the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) protects depositors. It […]
Unravelling the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Unravelling the Subprime Mortgage Crisis The subprime mortgage crisis was a real estate market slump that occurred between 2006 and 2008. It is considered the primary cause of the financial crisis of 2007-08 and one of the triggers of the global recession of 2008-09. The subprime mortgage crisis hit individuals, financial institutions, and countries around […]
Unpacking the Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Financial Crisis
The crisis of 2008 was the result of risky financial behavior and market speculation. It originated with the subprime mortgage crisis and amplified with risky lending, excessive market leverage, lax financial regulation, and a failure of risk managers to rein in risk taking. The crisis created a recession that lasted from late 2007 to mid-2009. […]
FastGraphs.com is it a SCAM or a great Tool?
I wanted to take a few minutes to review fastgraphs.com and help you determing if fastgraphs.com was a scam or not? First, let me cut to the chase and say, NO fastgraphs.com is NOT a scam. The best I can determine their service provides exactly what they claim to provide in an easy to understand […]
Reaping Low Volatility Profits with an Iron Condor Options Trade
Reaping Low Volatility Profits with an Iron Condor Options Trade Iron condors are options spreads that bear a resemblance to iron flies. Both options strategies profit from low volatility in the underlying stock. An iron fly is bearish strategy that targets short put options, while an iron condor is a bear spread that involves short […]
What is the ISM Services PMI Report?
The ISM Services PMI report is a monthly economic indicator that provides a snapshot of the performance of the US services sector. PMI stands for Purchasing Managers’ Index, which is a widely used indicator of the health of the manufacturing and services sectors. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) produces the Services PMI report, which […]
Should you Buy Preferred or Common Stocks?
Should you buy Common Stock or Preferred Stocks? What is a Preferred Stock? Preferred stock is a type of stock that combines features of both equity and debt. It represents ownership in a company, but typically has priority over common stock when it comes to receiving dividends and assets in the event of a company […]