What Are Zombie Banks?

Zombie banks appear healthy, but will soon be insolvent once investors know the true value of their assets. Shareholders and customers: you have been warned.

Understanding the U.S. Treasury’s TIC Data

Who buys U.S. Treasuries? Which countries are buyers and sellers? The U.S. government keeps tabs on that information and it can help us as investors. We show you how to find it and what it means.

How Can You Predict The Market Opening?

Stock traders typically look at two sources to determine what they believe is going to happen to stock values when the U.S. trading session gets underway. We help you understand what they are and how to use them.

ETFs or ETNs? Choose Exchange-Traded Funds

ETFs and ETNs can both serve the same purpose in your portfolio, but they’re structured differently and we point out a few reasons why you may want to stick with ETFs.

Technical Analysis: Identifying Continuation Patterns

Continuation patterns come in a few different shapes but we help you identify the most common shapes and how traders read them.

Technical Analysis: Identifying Reversal Patterns

Reversal patterns tell you that the stock is going to turn around and reverse its previous trend after it breaks out of the reversal pattern. We discuss the specific elements that help you identify a true reversal pattern.

Mortgage Rates and the 10-Year Yield

Mortgage rates are often highly correlated with the yield on 10-year Treasury notes. We examine this reference to help you understand the connection more completely.

Understanding Reverse Stock Splits

There are a variety of reasons why companies issue a stock split, but only a few reasons why they may issue a reverse stock split. It’s important for investors to understand what a reverse stock split means to shareholders.

Discount Brokers or Full-Service Brokers: Which is Right For You?

Choosing a broker is one of the most important first steps you’ll make as an investor. We compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of going with a discount broker versus a full-service broker.

What Happens if NYSE Delists a Stock?

When stocks flounder and their prices drop they are at risk of becoming delisted. We explain what this means exactly and how it can affect shareholders.