Why Does the Fed Have Inflation Targets?

Why Does the Fed Have Inflation Targets?

The targets go back 30 years, but a former Fed Governor says they need not be so specific.

Striking Options: Holiday Volatility, WTI Crude Oil, & Equities

Striking Options: Holiday Volatility, WTI Crude Oil, & Equities

How are policies like Iran sanctions and other factors contributing to recent oil volatility?

Pound Plummets After Brexit Minister Quits; PM May's Leadership in Question

Pound Plummets After Brexit Minister Quits; PM May's Leadership in Question

Britain's top U.K. lawmaker tasked with leading Britain's exit negotiations with the European Union has resigned Thursday, throwing the recently agreed deal to take the U.K. out of the bloc in chaos and threatening the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Futures Vs. Options: Which To Invest In

Futures Vs. Options: Which To Invest In

Investing in the futures and options markets means individuals need to be prepped for more volatility.

Market Movers: Brexit Update

Market Movers: Brexit Update

The British Pound has lost 10% since Spring, is that because of Brexit or a function of the U.S. dollar's strength?

Economist Perspective: Why 2019 Will Be Different?

Economist Perspective: Why 2019 Will Be Different?

Will lag effects of interest rate hikes and the trade war with China show up in 2019?

Trader's Edge: WTI/Brent Spread

Trader's Edge: WTI/Brent Spread

Key advantages of using options when trading a WTI/Brent spread

What Volatility Spikes Mean for Traders Now

What Volatility Spikes Mean for Traders Now

With the Fed raising rates, and trade tension continuing, should we get used to higher equity market volatility?

Saudi Export Cuts, OPEC Committee Hints on Production Send Oil Sharply Higher

Saudi Export Cuts, OPEC Committee Hints on Production Send Oil Sharply Higher

Global oil prices spiked higher Monday after Saudi Arabia said it would trim exports by around half a million barrels a day next month in order to address the market's steep October declines while a meeting of OPEC's monitoring committee hinted a extending production cuts into next year.

US Oil Prices Slide Into Bear Market Amid Production Boom, Iran Sanction Waivers

US Oil Prices Slide Into Bear Market Amid Production Boom, Iran Sanction Waivers

Global oil prices slump to an eight-month low Friday, pulling both Brent and West Texas Crude futures into bear market territory.