Don't Get Too Caught Up in the Recent Love Affair with Banks, Energy

Beware of how much upside potential exists in those sectors before a possible pullback, and here's a tip for tech traders, too.

The Big Picture, Tech Stocks, Fed Moves, Conflicting Jobs Data, Week Ahead

Friday brings about data for December retail sales and industrial production, and the start of the fourth quarter earnings season as big banks start to report.

Bad Advice is Everywhere; Don't Fall for It

You should evaluate each piece of advice objectively, rather than focusing on the 'story' put forth to justify buying.

The Market Struggles to Discount Higher Interest Rates

Some of the market has been in a correction since February, but the indexes and many big-caps have only been correcting for a week.

Omicron's Asian Effects Are More Severe for Investors

For Asia, the Omicron strain is likely to pose a greater threat to business than in the West, and is already making life difficult for many companies.

Many Young Investors Don't Remember the Dot-Com Era

So many younger investors, even those in their mid-30s, have only ever been investing in a world where growth stocks, large and small, were rewarded.

Options Play of the Week: Give Yourself Extra 'Credit' Monday

This mid-cap name offers good value and a big dividend yield via a covered call strategy.

Bearish Bets: 2 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

These recently downgraded names are displaying both quantitative and technical deterioration.

The Score Takes Care of Itself

Examining how successful coaches operate provides some very obvious lessons for investors and traders.

Geopolitical Tensions Could Prove Positive for Defense Stocks

The Pacific is not unique in terms of governments shoring up defense capabilities, including major purchases from U.S.-based companies.