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What are SPDRs?

SPDRs (Spiders) are index ETF shares that track the S&P 500, or could refer to other similar ETFs tracking other indices. The SPDR is the longest standing ETF (exchange traded fund), and has existed since 1993. Unlike index mutual funds that track the S&P, ETFs can trade intraday, can be sold short, and bought on margin. There are other SPDR ETFs that are spin-offs, and using “SPDRs” in the plural might refer to these as well. SPDRs are managed by State Street Global Advisors, and the S&P 500 SPDR is listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol SPY. Continue reading...

If I Want to Establish a SIMPLE IRA, Do I Have to Establish One for All Employees of My Business?

In general, the answer is “Yes,” but there are a few exceptions. If you decide to establish a SIMPLE IRA, every eligible employee must be offered a SIMPLE IRA account. An employee is eligible if they have earned $5,000 in compensation during any two previous years, and are expected to earn $5,000 the current year. If an employee is unwilling to participate, the employer must open up a SIMPLE IRA on behalf of the employee. Continue reading...

How Can I Establish a Money Purchase/Profit Sharing Plan?

Like other qualified plans, these need a written plan document and investments to fund. A written plan document must be established and distributed to all employees notifying them of the plan and of all pertinent details, in language they can understand. Plans must be established by December 31 of the year for which contributions will be made, and, since the contributions come from the employer for both of these, the employer has at least 8 months of the following year to meet funding requirements. Continue reading...

What Does the SPY ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Contain?

Ever wondered about the allure of the SPY ETF? Dive into the legacy of this pioneering fund, its ties to the S&P 500 Index, and its impact on the investment landscape. Discover the nuances that set it apart and why it remains a cornerstone for investors navigating the U.S. equity market Continue reading...

What are the key differences between VFIAX and SPY, and how do they compare as investment options?

📈 Exploring VFIAX vs. SPY: Which is Your Ideal Investment? Discover the cost-efficiency battle between VFIAX & SPY, from fees to performance. VFIAX's rock-bottom expense ratio gives it an edge, but SPY offers tax advantages. Tailor your investment choice to your goals! 💼💰 #Investing #VFIAX #SPY Continue reading...

FAQ: What should I do if I'm not receiving Buy/Sell Daily Signal Alerts?

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FAQ: Trader’s Dashboard

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Exploring Top Real Estate Development Stocks

The real estate development industry, a sector deeply involved in transforming raw land into various forms of usable property such as commercial spaces, resorts, and multi-family units, has been a cornerstone of economic growth and stability. This industry also extends its reach to agricultural land development, showcasing its versatility. What makes this sector particularly intriguing for investors is its defensive nature. These companies usually own the land they develop, providing a cushion against market volatility. This characteristic often renders them more resilient in bear markets compared to other sectors. Continue reading...

What is an ETF? Definition

ETFs are very popular and useful investment vehicles that offer affordable diversification and professional portfolio management. An ETF is a basket of securities that is designed to ‘mimic’ the performance of an index, sector, or category of securities. For example, the ETF with ticker SPY is designed to track the performance of the S&P 500, and the company that creates the ETF (in this case Barclays iShares) builds the ETF simply by purchasing the 500 stocks in the S&P 500. Investors can purchase shares of the ETF as a means of gaining instant access to all 500 stocks in the S&P 500, thus tracking its performance. Continue reading...

What Is USD/JPY (U.S. Dollar/Japanese Yen)?

In the vast world of forex trading, understanding currency pairs is essential for investors looking to navigate the global financial markets. One such key pairing is USD/JPY, representing the exchange rate between the United States dollar and the Japanese yen. In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of USD/JPY, exploring its significance, factors influencing its movements, and correlations with other currencies. USD/JPY, simply put, is the ticker symbol used to denote the currency exchange rate between the U.S. dollar (USD) and the Japanese yen (JPY). Continue reading...

What does delta mean?

Delta is a ratio which measures the degree of correlation between changes in price for the underlying security and changes in the price of the option. Put another way, Delta indicates the amount of price change in a derivative by comparing changes between asset and derivative prices. Delta is a multiple that applies to options positions; it, along with Gamma, Theta, and Vega, helps options investors calculate risk and potential return for an investment. Delta can quickly tell an options investor how much the price of their option will change per share relative to the price change in the underlying security. Delta is represented by a number between 1 and -1, with a negative Delta value sometimes written in accounting notation, like: (1). Continue reading...

Week (March 18 - 22) in Review: Financial Leaders

Dive into the heart of recent market dynamics with our latest analysis covering March 18-22. Witness the contrasting landscapes as commodities and certain indexes celebrate gains, while the cryptocurrency sphere navigates through turbulence. Continue reading...

What Are the Optimal Times to Trade in the Forex Markets?

Many first-time forex traders hit the market running. They watch various economic calendars and trade voraciously on every release of data, viewing the 24-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week foreign exchange market as a convenient way to trade all day long. Not only can this strategy deplete a trader's reserves quickly, but it can burn out even the most persistent trader. Unlike Wall Street, which runs on regular business hours, the forex market runs on the normal business hours of four different parts of the world and their respective time zones, which means trading lasts all day and night. Continue reading...

Which ETFs Are Ideal for Contrarian Investors Anticipating a Summer Fade?

Wall Street surged ahead in June. The S&P 500 Index registered its best return for the month since 1955 – adding 6.9% – while its industrials counterpart, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), logged a 7.2% gain to record its most impressive June since 1938. Last month's stellar performance even prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to take some credit for the buoyant stock market. "Stock Market is heading for one of the best months (June) in the history of our Country. Thank you Mr. President!," he tweeted. Continue reading...

Starting a Portfolio? Why ETFs Are a Smart Choice

Step into the future of investing where Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) converge to redefine diversification and decision-making. Explore the vast universe of ETFs, offering a spectrum of investment opportunities from global markets to niche sectors. Continue reading...

What are General Market ETFs?

General market ETFs seek to capture the movements of the market as a whole by tracking major market indices. General Market ETFs track the performance of major market indices such as the S&P 500 (SPY), the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), and NASDAQ-100 (QQQQ). Most funds that track indexes do so by purchasing shares of all the publicly traded companies within an index, usually proportionally weighted by the market cap of the company (but there are other popular weighting methods). Continue reading...

Mutual Fund vs. ETF: What's the Difference?

Investors often navigate the complexities of financial markets, seeking diversification and growth potential. Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) stand as two vehicles offering such opportunities, yet they possess distinct differences that influence their behavior and appeal. Continue reading...

What is the structure of Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs)?

Unlock the secrets of Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs)! Dive into their diverse tranches, creation process, benefits (diversification, higher yields), and risks (credit, liquidity). Make informed CLO investments with our comprehensive guide. 💼📊 #Investing #CLOs #Finance Continue reading...

What Are the Top 8 Most Tradable Currencies in Forex and Their Economic Drivers?

Dive into the forex market's heartbeat with our in-depth analysis of the top 8 tradable currencies. From the dominance of the U.S. dollar to the allure of the South African rand, each currency tells a story shaped by its central bank, economic policies, and global standing. Whether you're a seasoned trader or new to the forex scene, our guide offers valuable insights into the currencies that make the financial world go round. Uncover the intricacies of the forex giants and the nuances that drive their value. Get ready to trade with knowledge as your currency. Continue reading...

How Does Currency Trading Work in Detail?

Currency trading, commonly referred to as forex or FX, stands as the kingpin of financial markets, with a staggering daily transaction volume surpassing $4 trillion. This eclipses the daily volume on prestigious exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), hinting at the vastness and liquidity of the FX market. This article delves into the essence of currency trading, revealing how it operates and why it has become a focal point for investors worldwide. Continue reading...