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Market Insights: Something Volatile This Way Comes

​September volatility is in full swing this week after an extended weekend. All major indexes are down, from the S&P 500 (SPX):…to the Dow Jones (DJI):​…the Russell 2000 (RUT):…and the NASDAQ 100 (NDX): ​Tech is the least scathed at the moment, as the tech giants did fairly well on Tuesday, although they have taken a […]

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Market Insights: Trade Stocks like an Airline Trades Customers

This morning I’m writing to you from the terminal at Denver International Airport as I wait for my flight to Miami. During my wait, a normal, everyday occurrence got me thinking about trading and financial markets, inspiring me to this post.As I arrived at the gate, there was another flight departing for Orlando. And of […]

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Market Insights: Weekly Update

The stock market has been eerily calm over the past few trading days. Despite a rocky start to last week, the S&P 500 ended up making new all-time highs by Friday.This, in turn, drove the VIX lower: (Charts courtesy of TradingView.com)Even though volatility has had a small bounce since Friday’s lows, we’re still not seeing […]

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Beyond FOSO: Portfolio Diversification

Welcome to our third and final blog covering Chris Burgess’s Beat the Market class. In this class, Chris uses fundamental analysis to pick which companies you should consider trading. In our first blog that you can read here, he covered how to use a macro-economic analysis approach to the stock market to pick out companies. […]

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Beyond FOSO: Approaching the Data

In Chris Burgess’ class Beat the Market, he presents three different methodologies or ways to look at or interpret the data you collect. You can take the data-driven approach, which looks at market data and draws logical conclusions and predictions. You can use an event-driven approach that looks at world events and then judges how […]

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Beyond FOSO: A Macro View of the Stock Market

During the 2020 calendar year, most of my TSU blogs covered each session of our Foundations of Stocks and Options core classes. By the time I had completed all three FOSO levels, I had gained a well-rounded understanding of the stock market and trading. I knew what I was looking at when I reviewed a […]

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