Topics
How Safe Are REIT Yields?
History provides an answer. Most real estate investment trust sectors seldom skimp on dividends, even during a financial crisis. An excerpt from a new book,…
Office REIT Reckoning
Workers and small-business owners suffered in the first months of the pandemic, but real estate investment trusts could feel the shock later. Nevertheless, one ticker…
This REIT Wins Playing Defense
Corporate Office Properties Trust specializes in defense-related tenants, inoculating the company against economic downturns Not even a worldwide pandemic can stand in the way of…

Luckbox of the Month

Lucky Goat
While sports entertainment is in many ways an afterthought amid the global pandemic, it also remains an important distraction—a source of escape in tough times. …

Trader

Meet Katie McGarrigle
tastytrade Host & Content Manager Office Chicago Age 30  Years trading 7 How did you start trading? Being at the wrong place at the wrong…

Fake Financial News

Lockdown Economics
More than just food is at stake as the pandemic continues to menace America’s restaurants Let me tell you about my dad. He’s former military,…

The Political Trade

The Poker Trade

Essential Tips for Online Poker
COVID-19 has shuttered the casinos, so here’s what amateurs need to know to play online with the pros. The COVID-19 virus has wreaked havoc not…

Record High

Greta’s Guitars
Sam and Jake Kiszka, two of GVF’s three brothers set aside time with luckbox to discuss music, fame and influences. Sam plays bass and keyboards…

Trades

Light this Candle

AMZN: Prime Sell
Candlestick chart analysis for intermediate-term trading  As the third-largest Nasdaq…

The Technician

Britain’s Cautionary Tale
Investors and analysts usually go back 10, 20 or 30 years when they consider long-term economic data. But how about taking a really long view?…

Macro View

US-China Trade Impacts Aussie Dollar
U.S. equity indexes have hit historic highs, but the price action included periods of drawdowns throughout last year. Some drawdowns were related to negative U.S.-China…

Do Diligence

Getting REITs Right
Investing in real estate can be tough. Getting the timing right and choosing a city—or a sector—on the rise could reap large returns, but watch…

Futures

Less Than Zero
All of the attention in markets was focused on crude oil the week of April 20, when on that Monday and Tuesday, the price of…

Cherry Picks

Digging Gold
When the markets are in turmoil, money tends to flow out of stocks and into “safer” investments. The market’s definition of “safe” changes, but when…
Tactics
Managing Losers
Great trading requires great ideas. But generating those ideas isn’t the end of the trading life cycle—it’s the beginning. To consistently book profits, traders must…
ETF Interest Rate Strategies
Exchange-traded funds provide a good way of trading economically sensitive interest rates Few products are as costly and complex as interest rate futures. For retail…
Tail Risk & the Coronavirus Crisis
Humans don’t necessarily worry about “tail risk” on a daily basis, at least not in the same way as animals born with this appendage. For…
Economic Insensitivity
Traders can reduce risk by trading products that aren’t closely tied to unpredictable macroeconomic swings Basing trading decisions on an opinion about the economy isn’t…
The REIT Trade
Real estate investment trusts tend to pay dividends that can ease the pain of a bad trade Got a bad trade? Tell everyone you bought…