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Earnings & Options | Learn How To Trade Earnings

Earnings & Options | Learn How To Trade Earnings

Most investors are familiar with what earnings are, but less know about the different strategies and considerations when investing in a company with upcoming earnings. In this post you will learn about what earnings are, the terminology associated with earnings, and how you can place an 'earnings trade.'

What Is Buying Power? | Options Trading

What Is Buying Power? | Options Trading

The amount of buying power a trade takes up directly impacts your options portfolio. Learn about buying power and what it means to reduce your buying power.

Options Assignment | When Will I Be Assigned Stock?

Options Assignment | When Will I Be Assigned Stock?

When we talk to our customers, one of their biggest fears when learning how to trade options is getting assigned stock (because remember, when you buy/sell an option, you control 100 shares of that option’s stock). Well, I’m hoping to help you put that anxiety to rest with this post.

Commodity Opportunities | Truth Or Skepticism

Commodity Opportunities | Truth Or Skepticism

Dylan Ratigan & Tom Sosnoff are back at it again to debate some lingering issues - the bond market, commodities & the Fed. Tune in for this week's session of Truth or Skepticism!

The Market Tells All | Truth or Skepticism

The Market Tells All | Truth or Skepticism

Tom & Dylan are back for another intriguing Truth or Skepticism episode about political & financial impacts on the market. Tune in for the preview, and you can watch the whole segment within the post!

Buy S&P 500 & Take A Walk? | Truth Or Skepticism

Buy S&P 500 & Take A Walk? | Truth Or Skepticism

Tom & Dylan are back at it again for another round of Truth or Skepticism, discussing passive investing this time around. How can Tom beat the markets when they're swinging back and forth throughout the year? Tune in for a great discussion and find out!

Truth Or Skepticism: Sector Opportunities

Truth Or Skepticism: Sector Opportunities

Tom & Dylan are back again to discuss opportunities in commodities, what to make of the recent rally, and one similarity between active & passive investing. Tune in for a great discussion!

Truth Or Skepticism: Blowouts & Passive Investing

Truth Or Skepticism: Blowouts & Passive Investing

Tom Sosnoff & Dylan Ratigan are back to discuss the markets! In this segment, they discuss passive investor choices, and what Tom looks for in price extremes. Tune in for a great segment!

Truth Or Skepticism | Buy Low, Sell High?

Truth Or Skepticism | Buy Low, Sell High?

The market dropped significantly since the last segment, so Tom & Dylan focus on what they're doing now and what may come in this higher volatility environment. They also discuss the rumors of IRA account rules changing. Check out this article for a sneak peek!

Liquidity & For-Profit Exchanges

Liquidity & For-Profit Exchanges

Tom & Dylan are back to discuss the recent realization of what they’ve been talking about this whole series - a spike in volatility and a small correction in the markets! They put the recent market move in context, and discuss what Tom’s play is going forward. Tune in for a sneak peek here!

Truth Or Skepticism: Bull Market Fallacy

Truth Or Skepticism: Bull Market Fallacy

Tom & Dylan are back at it on Truth Or Skepticism this week! They discuss the bull market fallacy, the recent volatility expansion and contraction, and what we can make of strong earnings moves after mediocre earnings announcements. Check out this article for a sneak peak!

Truth Or Skepticism: Understanding Risk

Truth Or Skepticism: Understanding Risk

Dylan Ratigan joined Tom Sosnoff in the studio this week for another episode of Truth or Skepticism. They talked about the how the market has changed over the years as well as the importance of understanding (and taking!) risk.