U.S. corporate breakups could be catalyst to change Dow index By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the trading information for chemical producer DowDuPont Inc. on the floor at the NYSE in New York By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shake-ups come infrequently for the , but some degree of change may be in the works for the stock index as two of its 30 constituents prepare to transform from large conglomerates into smaller companies. The latest occasion to re-examine the Dow stems from chemical company DowDuPont Inc, which is breaking up into three publicly listed stocks. The first…

A Beginner’s Guide to Bollinger Bands®

Bollinger Bands® are an extremely helpful tool that should be part of every trader’s technical analysis toolbox. They can help you identify and confirm price trends in the market, and they’re extremely intuitive and easy to use. You can use Bollinger Bands® as part of your stock research to help you determine whether a stock meets your criteria for making a trade. And guess what that means? That’s right, you can make more intelligent and knowledge-based trading plans. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of Bollinger Bands®: what they…

Tencent fourth-quarter profit drops 32 percent, steepest quarterly fall ever By Reuters

© Reuters. Logos of Tencent are displayed at a news conference in Hong Kong, China HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings said on Thursday net profit for the quarter ended December fell a sharper-than-expected 32 percent, the most on record for a quarter, as a regulatory review weighed on its gaming business. Net profit at Asia’s second-most valuable listed company for the September-December quarter was 14.2 billion yuan ($2.12 billion), against the 18.3 billion yuan average estimate of 16 analysts, according to Refinitiv data. Revenue in the quarter rose 28…

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.20% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.20% Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher. At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.20%. The best performers of the session on the were Rakuten Inc (T:), which rose 4.12% or 40.0 points to trade at 1011.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:) added 4.08% or 113.0 points to end at 2880.0 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:) was…

Why VWAP Is So Important for Traders and Analysts

Ask 10 high-performing day traders what their favorite technical indicator is, and one indicator will make the list almost every time: the VWAP. The VWAP can show you where the trading volume is and at what price. Trading volume and price action are too much to cover all in this post, so be sure to do your research if you need a little help with terminology. Ultimately, the VWAP can help you find more trading opportunities and make more informed trading decisions. If you day trade stocks and don’t yet…