What is a “short squeeze”?

Being out-of-favour and heavily “shorted” are key characteristics of so-called meme stocks. But what does being “shorted” mean, how does the “squeeze” work, and how have individual investors turned this to their advantage against hedge funds? Read on to discover retail investors’ new “meme squeeze” investment strategy, how they bested complacent hedge funds, and how this cat-and-mouseContinue reading “What is a “short squeeze”?”

Mixed markets showed a modest retreat

Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Agora Inc. (API), Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO), Atlassian Corporation PLC A (TEAM), Canaan Inc. (CAN), and Riot Blockchain Inc. (RIOT). Agora Inc. (API) shares skyrocketed following increased interest in the Chinese software provider from hedge funds. Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO) shares soared following the release ofContinue reading “Mixed markets showed a modest retreat”

What are earnings reports and how to use the eToro earnings calendar

You follow your stocks daily. You are ready to buy and sell whenever an opportunity arises. Then, out of nowhere, boom, your stock jumps 5%. An hour later another stock plummets 9%. You ask yourself: what’s going on?! Crazy times! Well, not so crazy. It might just be “earnings season.” Follow eToro’s Earnings Calendar WhatContinue reading “What are earnings reports and how to use the eToro earnings calendar”

S&P 500 tops previous record

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Urban One Inc. (UONE), Evofem Biosciences Inc. (EVFM), Biogen Inc. (BIIB), Monday.com (MNDY) and Marqeta Inc. (MQ). Urban One Inc. (UONE) shares continued to soar amid investor anticipation of Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the US, followingContinue reading “S&P 500 tops previous record”

More record highs, but tech lags

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW), Avid Technology Inc. (AVID), Axogen Inc. (AXGN), Steel Dynamics Inc. (STLD) and Qurate Retail Group Inc. (QRTEA). Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW) shares jumped after the weight loss leader reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. AvidContinue reading “More record highs, but tech lags”

Flat week for Wall Street

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for Vaxart Inc. (VXRT), Globalstar (GSAT), 1 800 FLOWERS COM (FLWS), Ocugen Inc. (OCGN) and Proofpoint Inc. (PFPT). Vaxart Inc. (VXRT) shares skyrocketed after the biotech company released a study indicating that American adults would prefer oral tablet vaccines —Continue reading “Flat week for Wall Street”

Diversification: An Investor’s Best Bet Against Loss Aversion

What really motivates investors? If you answered “gains,” you’re only partially correct. As it turns out, people tend to hate losses more than they like gains. This basic principle of human psychology is called “loss aversion” and was first coined back in 1979 by Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman and his associate Amos Tversky. WhatContinue reading “Diversification: An Investor’s Best Bet Against Loss Aversion”

Weekly Stock Market Update: Wall Street Dips Slightly

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for Ocugen Inc. (OCGN), Jaguar Health Inc. (JAGX), Caesars Entertainment Inc. (CZR), Naked Brand Group (NAKD) and Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (CLDX). Ocugen Inc. (OCGN) shares skyrocketed after a phase III study of the company’s coronavirus vaccine candidate showed promising results,Continue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: Wall Street Dips Slightly”

New highs for Wall Street

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC), Cara Therapeutics (CARA), IZEA Worldwide Inc. (IZEA), Fintech Acquisition Corp. V (FTCV) and Caesars Entertainment Inc. (CZR). ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC) shares skyrocketed after the satellite telecommunications company announced that it was going private and was beingContinue reading “New highs for Wall Street”

Good news for growth and tech stocks

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), Canaan Inc. (CAN), Sunworks Inc. (SUNW), Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (NTLA) and BioNTech SE (BNTX). Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) shares popped following the Bitcoin mining company’s announcement regarding a new BTC mining pool.  CanaanContinue reading “Good news for growth and tech stocks”

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