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20210126 ESH2 Open Interest CME Group
Markets

Daily Brief for January 26, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? The US stock market rallied this morning in anticipation of a Federal Reserve announcement that is expected to clarify the future path of interest rate rises. This gain comes after markets lost confidence when they learned that higher rates were on the cards.

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20220120 Nasdaq Composite Correction Marketwatch
Markets

Daily Brief for January 20, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? The stock market opened well today and is now on course to make up for some of the heavy losses we saw yesterday. Increasing stock futures came as investors started moving their money to safer funds after the speculation that monetary policy would

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20210118 January 21 2022 OPEX SpotGamma
Markets

Daily Brief for January 18, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Stock futures in the US fell, and bond yields hit two-year highs, which has made investors stress that upward interest rates will impact the large US technology companies at an increasing rate. Investors expect a steady labor market and elevated inflation will direct

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20220113 S&P 500 Breadth
Markets

Daily Brief for January 13, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Today, U.S. equity futures tilted higher as traders considered the most recent reading on American inflation and the speculating surrounding when the Federal Reserve would raise rates in a post-pandemic world. All indications are that the Federal Reserve will hike rates at least

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20220112 FOMC Interest Rate Probabilities
Markets

Daily Brief for January 12, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? All financial indices ticked higher, even though economic data showed inflation at its highest level since 1982. Investors are confident that inflationary pressures are at their peak, which means good news for the economy. According to data published by the Labor Department on

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SPX Total Gamma 20220111
Markets

Daily Brief for January 11, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? U.S. stock futures were unchanged Tuesday morning, after the previous session’s intraday setback as traders consider increasing interest rates with anticipations of rising corporate earnings. The Federal Reserve accelerated plans to reduce the amount of money pouring into the economy through quantitative easing

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Markets

Daily Brief for January 10, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Technology stocks were expected to open lower, while government bonds continued to decline, as investors prepared for inflation data and the opening of earnings season. Futures contracts that predict the trend of the Nasdaq 100 fell 1.1%, resuming a downfall for the index,

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Markets

Daily Brief for January 7, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? U.S. stocks dropped, and Treasury yields rose after the monthly jobs report, ending a volatile week to start the new year. The U.S. created 199,000 new jobs in December, but this number was lower than expected and signals that ongoing labor shortages and

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SPY Total Gamma 20220106
Markets

Daily Brief for January 6, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Futures prices for major equity indexes were down in response to some bold commentary from the Federal Reserve. The measure of U.S. service providers pulled back in December after soaring to a record in November, reflecting more moderate growth in business activity and

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Filing tax requirements
Accounting

Filing Tax Requirements

Do I Need to File a Tax Return? You are required to file an income tax return if your income is above a certain level each year. In general, you do not need to submit a federal tax return if your total income for the year does not exceed certain thresholds. Factors such as age,

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20211223 VIX Term Structure
Markets

Daily Brief for December 23, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Today, global markets resumed their favorable atmosphere over less risk of hospitalization with omicron, which languished investor sentiment last month. Commodities and bonds moved mildly. The S&P futures moved higher ahead of real consumer spending and core inflation data, releasing at 8:30 am ET, impacting

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20211222 IPO Listings marketwatch
Markets

Daily Brief for December 22, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? US futures dull on Wednesday for the less liquid holiday trade, as most investors want to lock their profits, expect transparency on the economic influence of the omicron variant and the outlook for US fiscal stimulus. The Consumer Confidence Index is expected to increase slightly after rampant

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SPX Total Gamma 20211221
Markets

Daily Brief for December 21, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Source: spotgamma U.S. stock futures rose, signaling stabilization after consecutive losses this month on Monday. Indications of booster shots that offer protection against Omicron have strengthened expectations that its growth can be eased. CBOE Volatility Index declined to 21 compared to 27 yesterday. The current

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VIX Futures Prices 20211220
Markets

Daily Brief for December 20, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? European and Asian stocks plunged on Monday as investors worried that the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 cases would slow economic growth and boost pressure on inflation. U.S. stock futures, bond yields, and oil prices dropped on the escalating concerns for the global economy. Source:

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CME Liquidity Tool - Book Depth - Dec 17, 2021
Markets

Daily Brief for December 17, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Stock futures are lower, while the impact of higher interest rates has pressured big tech companies. The Bank of England suddenly increased interest rates on Thursday, while the European Central Bank said it would end its bond-buying program. The market is in a

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SPY Total Gamma 20211215
Markets

Daily Brief for December 16, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Stocks rallied broadly following the Federal Reserve (Fed) announcement to tighten monetary policy and bond-buying. The overall US borrowers leverage has increased to an average of 5.2 times debt to ebitda, which is a peak level of pre-pandemic era. Investors claimed that the

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2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets
Accounting

2021 Tax Brackets

2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets The IRS adjusted more than 60 tax provisions for 2021 annual inflation adjustments. These adjustments are generally used on tax returns filed on 2022.  2021 IRS Tax Brackets and Rates (for taxes due in April 2022) 2021 Single Tax Brackets 2021 Married Filing Jointly Tax Brackets 2021 Married Filing Separately

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Intel Corp Stock Analysis
Investments

Intel Corp. – Scale CPU Business against Dynamic Competition

Intel Corp. is a world leader in designing and manufacturing microprocessors’ products and technologies found in PCs and servers. The company is evolving from a PC-focused company to a data-focused company. The portfolio of products aimed to offer computing, storage, and network solutions. The company’s segments are Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of

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how to set and reach your financial goals
Markets

How to Set and Reach Your Financial Goals

How to Set and Reach Your Financial Goals Each financial objective can be achieved if we set reasonable goals and use correct budgeting techniques. A comprehensive individual financial planning generally includes; investment planning, retirement planning, insurance planning, tax planning, and estate planning. Financial advisers prepare an extensive financial plan that fits the intentions and financial

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2020 Federal Income Tax Brackets
Accounting

2020 Tax Brackets

2020 Federal Income Tax Brackets The IRS adjusted more than 60 tax provisions for 2020 annual inflation adjustments. These adjustments are generally used on tax returns filed on 2021.  2020 IRS Tax Brackets and Rates (for taxes due in May 2021) 2020 Single Tax Brackets 2020 Married Filing Jointly Tax Brackets 2020 Married Filing Separately

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