Category Archives for "Stock Market"

What Is a Short Squeeze?

Short Squeeze

As I sit here writing this article, the headlines are heating up about the stock of a company called GameStop (GME). The company was subject to a massive short squeeze, which I will explain that terminology in a moment. To add insult to injury, the trading platform Robinhood, restricted access to accounts during this squeeze, […]

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What Is Your View on VOO?

Vanguard VOO

Many investors are considering Exchange-Traded Funds over mutual funds. The expenses are typically lower, and they are more tradeable. It’s like having the benefits of a mutual fund but with the ability to trade like stocks. When think of investing in the S&P 500 index using ETFs they often turn to the Spyder (SPY). But […]

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What Are the Risks of Investing in Stocks?

Risks of Investing in Stocks

Have you ever been burned when you bought a stock? You buy it and shortly thereafter, it tanks. It almost seems like they were waiting for you to buy before they started dumping the stock.I know because I have been in that situation before. Luckily, I have learned how to manage the situation so it’s […]

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Is There a Stock Market Plunge Protection Team?

Financial Intervention

Have you ever heard of the Plunge Protection Team? It was created as part of an executive order passed by President Ronald Reagan in March 1988. The official name of this executive order is the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. Many believe its purpose is more insidious than the official intention of the group […]

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