Monthly Archives: December 2018

When Interest Rates Rise: Winners and Losers

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The green back has appreciated over 20% against other currencies since July 2014 in anticipation of a rate hike. A strong dollar is a positive for consumers buying goods or traveling overseas, but the flipside is that a strong dollar ends up hurting American exporters.

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What About the New 52-Week High Mark for a Stock?

For the short-term minded trader who elects to buy the stock as a result of its 52-week outstanding performance, short-term trouble could be on the horizon. The main reason why there could be trouble is because professional and institutional traders use a stock’s 52-week high mark has a take-profit point where they lock in their gains accrued over the past year.

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