What Is the Fed Funds Rate?

The federal funds rate — or fed funds rate for short — is popping up in a lot of conversations about the economy and trading lately.  But what is the fed funds rate, and why would it matter to traders?  While the fed funds rate is extremely important to the health of the economy, relatively few people actually understand what it is or how it works. Here, we’ll dig deep and explain it from the beginning, starting with what the fed funds rate is. Then we’ll move on to the…

How to Identify Growth Stocks

Do you wonder how to find stocks that make the fastest price gains? Do you want to hold  growth stocks that have the potential grow year after year for the foreseeable future? If that’s up your alley, hunting for growth stocks could be a trading or investing style suitable for you. Read on to find out what’s so exciting about rapidly growing companies, how to locate their stocks, and learn simple but powerful pointers on how to trade them… What Is a Growth Stock? First, let’s make sure you’re clear…

Meet Sykes, Bohen, and the STT Crew at Trader & Investor Summit 2019

Are you ready to take your trading to the next level? We’ve got three and a half words for you: Trader & Investor Summit 2019 . It’s coming up in September in Orlando, and all the cool kids in trading are gonna be there!  This is the fifth year that this incredible event has taken place, and every year it sells out. So you want to be sure to get your tickets fast … but right now there’s an added bonus: early-bird pricing! For a limited time, you can score…

How The Stock Market Works

Do you need a better grasp of what the stock market works ? Maybe you already know a little but want some pointers on how to approach the markets… Sound like you? Then this post is just for you. Here’s a rundown covering exactly how the stock market works, some key historical eras, and most importantly, how to spot trends to help you find smart trading opportunities. Let’s dive right in! What Is the Stock Market? How the Stock Market Works ‘Stock market’ is a term that refers to a…

How to Save for Retirement: A Beginner’s Guide

Do your future self a favor: Start thinking about how to save for retirement today. Whether you’re 22 or 42, it’s important to work on establishing and sticking to a retirement-savings plan. After all, some estimates state that $1 million or more is ideal for retirement … Chances are you can probably use all the help you can get.  But where to start? $1 million might sound insurmountable… First, don’t panic. Take a deep breath and read on. This post will walk you through the basics to of common retirement…