What is a Wash Sale in Stocks?

Introduction to Wash Sales and the Wash-Sale Rule

Wash sales occur when traders sell a stock for a loss, then repurchase it within 30 days. These types of sales are monitored by the Internal Revenue Service so that traders cannot claim a deduction for a capital gains loss and then immediately repurchase the same stock. It is important for traders to understand what … Read more

Is Stansberry Research Legit?

Stansberry Research Homepage

There are dozens of investment newsletters on Wall Street proclaiming they have the best insights into the market, but Stansberry Associates Investment Research is one of the oldest in the game, and they have been in business since 1999.  Many stock advisors and recommendation services fall under intense scrutiny because they can recommend investment products … Read more

Is Motley Fool Legit?

Is Motley Fool Legit?

You’ve seen their commercials boasting about 500% returns on their stock picks. The Motley Fool is one of the oldest stock picking newsletter services with over a quarter-century of operations. The Company has survived through multiple bubbles and bull and bear markets. Let’s dive into the service and the company operations.  What is the Motley … Read more

AI Trading Software – Everything You Should Know

AI Trading Software

Like a science fiction movie, the term artificial intelligence (AI) draws images of robots thinking like humans without emotions. When it applies to trading software, AI is becoming more and more mainstream. What was once considered the realm of hedge funds and institutional investors is now available to retail traders.  What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial … Read more

Benjamin Graham Investor Spotlight

Benjamin Graham Investor Spotlight

About Benjamin Graham Benjamin Graham is widely considered to be the father of value investing. Among his disciples are famous investors like Warren Buffett, Irving Kahn, and Sir John Templeton. In fact, Warren Buffett described Graham’s classic 1949 book, ‘The Intelligent Investor,’ as ‘by far, the best book on investing ever written.’ Graham was born … Read more

What is a Stock Market Bubble?

It’s common for traders and investors alike to hear warnings of a market bubble whenever the market is aggressively bullish for an extended period. Bubbles occur when investors within a specific sector or across the entire market inflate the value of assets well beyond their realistic worth. While it can be hard to see when … Read more