Contango Vs. Backwardation…What Is the Difference?

Contango and backwardation are terms used to define the structure of the a time structure curve.  For example, the yield curve, the VIX curve or a commodity such as...

Another Way To Approach Earnings Reports

Prosper Trading Academy’s very own CEO, Scott Bauer was featured on the CME Group’s “Open Markets” discussing an approach to earnings reports.  Here is the piece: Earnings season can offer...

Earnings Season: Here Are The 9 S&P 500 Companies Blaming The...

The long-running trade standoff between the United States and China has often moved markets, as investors have feared the cumulating effect of higher costs and growing uncertainty on corporate...

The Fatal Flaw of Target-Date Funds

If you’re one of the roughly 75% of investors who are using a target-date fund in your retirement plan, you need to read this. We’ve written about why you...

When Trading and Investing Collide (In a Good Way)

Many traders are familiar with the concept of the covered call strategy.  Few know what it really means though. The concept is quite simple.  You own stock.  You then sell...

Europe’s Auto Sector Suffers As Dieselgate And China’s Downturn Hit Sales

Trade wars, Dieselgate and recession risk are having a major impact on the European auto industry, as I describe in my new video interview with ICIS Chemical Business deputy editor,...

India, Russia and China Make Three

Will Dubby Fuqua Artist Arnold Lieberman Gallery To counter Trump’s’ protectionism, India and Russia are backing a “new” multilateral trading system. Today, published in South China Morning Post, Lee Jeong-ho wrote...

IMO 2020: The Big Shipping Shake-Up

Over 90% of all global trade takes place on our oceans. Unfortunately, the network of 59,000 vessels powering international commerce runs on sulfur-laden bunker fuel, and resulting emissions are causing...

Why May 23 Could Be A Big Turning Point For The...

Fed Minutes Seem Bullish For Equities The Fed minutes today seems very dovish to me and should be viewed as a positive for the equity markets. My take away, the...

Trade Issues Will Drive Market Trends – PART II

In PART I of this report we talked about and showed you the charts of the Hang Seng and DAX index charts and what is likely to unfold. In...

UBER-Yet Another Crappy IPO That Could Have Easily Been Avoided With...

Well, it's Deja Vu all over again. The next well hyped crappy IPO is....drumroll.....Uber. So, here's a "rinse and repeat" article originally published for previously well hyped crappy IPOs:...

[Exclusive] Righting Wrongs

Politicians are a lot like drug companies promising a pill that will make you feel better.  They never cure you. Instead they delay and mask the inevitable. If they...