over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The most popular offerings are IPO’s, or initial public offerings. This is when a company decides to create shares and sell them to the public market. Some famous IPO’s in recent history include Twitter, Snap Inc., and Blue Apron. The process for an IPO is time consuming and takes multiple moving parts. Now with the introduction of cryptocurrencies, some are beginning to fund their operations with ICO’s or initial coin offerings. This is essentially when a company trades you their currency for U.S. Dollars in return.

 fundamentals technology   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Rate of change or the price rate of change is another technical indicator that is used to help find momentum and the direction of the market. Whether you are a swing trader or a long term investor, it is always a solid idea to know where the market is at. Typically plotted on the bottoms of the chart, it is calculated by taking the most recent closing price, subtracting the closing price for however many periods ago. Then, dividing that bn the closing price however many years ago, multiplied by 100.

 education alltechnicalanalysis   investor education
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Candlestick patterns litter the investing community and some are better than others while others are easier to identify. The objective of identifying a candlestick pattern is to signal to the trader or investor that a potential shift in the market could be near. With that, the morning star pattern is a signal using technical analysis that the market may be shifting from a bearish pattern to a bullish pattern. Morning star utilize not one, but three candles in its pattern.

 education alltechnicalanalysis   investor education
Verizon Communications
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

If you’ve ever stopped and looked at the cell phone market, then you know the competition is fierce. Not only are the providers trying to get an edge, but the equipment they sell if just as important as the brand itself. Taking a look at Verizon, they have recently released numbers and acquired more users than the street thought. However, that does not take away the fact T-Mobile and Sprint are gaining ground. If you want to boil it down to any one item, it could be the cost of having a cell phone plan.

 fundamentals services   verizon communications telecommunications diversified telecommunications communication services telecom services
JHancock Multifactor
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Internationally speaking, many people are unsure of what that entails investment wise. People typically have a general understanding of our markets due to the news and passive exposure. However, you ask them about international markets and they may not be able to give you anything at all. International investing is a wonderful way to solidify a well balanced portfolio as well as give you exposure to aspects only seen outside the United Stated markets. With that being said, one of the more effective method of gaining exposure is through an ETF.

 fundamentals other   jhancock multifactor john hancock foreign large blend
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

A popular data point among traders and investors alike is the standard deviation, which allows the person to gauge where the market may go for a given period. With that, there is a data set called the semi deviation, and this helps with looking at the returns that are below the mean.

 education indicatorview   investor education
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

If you have are unfamiliar with the candlestick pattern doji, I highly recommend to go and read what that candlestick pattern is as it will give you insight to what this pattern entails. As the title may suggest, a long legged doji is a doji that has long wicks, indicating that the trading range is wide but the open and close were essentially the same. Easily located on a chart, it can mean a few different things.

 education alltechnicalanalysis   investor education
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Kohl’s has recently unveiled in 10 stores that they are going to begin selling Amazon products as well as accepting returns of items that were purchased from Amazon. In a dark and depressing retail landscape, this is a bright spot and these two are teaming up to play into their respective strengths. Kohl’s has the brick and mortar presence that Amazon does not. Kohl’s benefits by having the privilege to sell Amazon products and attract a new dynamic customer base.

 fundamentals services   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

New homebuilding numbers came out and they were lower than expected, but they are saying that this is due to the hurricanes that have hit the country. Certainly this has something to do with it, but keep in mind that there could be underlying issues. Homebuilding is an indicator of peoples willing to move and buy, and can show a trust in the workforce that jobs are readily available or there is enough people spending money. Investments that could be specifically affected are REIT’s are real estate investment trusts. Typically a go to for investors to add diversification, it is sensitive to these situations.

 fundamentals other   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

If you have not done so or are new to exponential smoothing, check out simple exponential smoothing. It will give you a better understanding of double exponential smoothing and what the differences may be between the two. One of the main differences between the two is that simple exponential smoothing tends to lack when the market is trending.

 education technicalview   investor education

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