Plenty of theories are known because they are useful, and it is up to you to discern which ones may be worth your time and fit your situation and investment or analysis style.
There’s always merit to any theory which has been put through rigorous statistical tests. However, keep in mind that as with any other statistical inferences, an event with probability zero sometimes happens (Black Swans), and an event with probability one sometimes doesn’t.
It is well known, for example, that the market has predicted fourteen out of the last six recessions; this is a jab at the apparent inability of bear markets to indicate or predict recessions in the economy as a whole.
The Black Swan Theory serves as a reminder to investors that unpredictable events can radically change the markets
A 457 is a deferred compensation arrangement that is available to some government employers and non-profit organizations
Money from 529 Plans can be used for tuition, books, supplies, room and board and, as of recently, computers
A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is a financial advisor capable of investment and insurance/estate planning
In order to solicit orders for any type of security, a broker or representative must pass the Series 63 examination
MACD is an acronym for Moving Average Convergence Divergence. It is a momentum oscillator primarily used to in technical analysis to trade trends
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, now known as the CME group, is the largest derivatives exchange in the world
A foreign tax credit allows a citizen who earned income in another country to reduce their domestic income taxes owed
In a dividend arbitrage, money is made by purchasing a stock before the ex-dividend date and then exercising a put...
The home market effect (HME) is a theoretical term used in trade theory economics, describing the concentration of an...