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Missed the July 15 Tax Deadline? Here's what the IRS Wants You to Know
COVID-19 gave you some extra time to procrastinate on your taxes for the 2019 tax year as the IRS extended the filing deadline. That extra time expired on July 15, though, and if you haven't submitted a return yet, you're officially late -- and that can have financial consequences. For those who still haven't sent in their 1040 form, it may be helpful to consider the advice the IRS has for you. Image source: Getty Images. Here's what the IRS wants you to know if you still haven't filed your tax […]

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Why Kodak Stock Skyrocketed 879.8% in July
What happened Shares of Eastman Kodak (NYSE: KODK) soared 879.8% in July, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock was one of the market's best performers last month and exploded on news that the photography company was receiving government support to move in a direction related to combating the coronavirus pandemic. ^SPX data by YCharts. News emerged on July 28 that Kodak had secured a $765 million government loan under the Defense Production Act to undertake the […]

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Why Macy’s Stock Fell 12% in July
What happened Macy's (NYSE: M) stock trailed a booming market last month as shares lost 11.9% compared to a 5.5% rally in the S&P 500 in July, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The slump added to significant short-term losses for owners of the iconic retailing brand, with the stock down over 60% so far in 2020. Image source: Getty Images. So what In early July, Macy's revealed some brutal operating and financial metrics for the early days of the pandemic. […]

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After Buying Half of ExpressJet in 2019, United Airlines Is Killing It in 2020
In late 2018, United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) announced that it would buy 49.9% of regional airline ExpressJet from SkyWest, through a new joint venture called ManaAir. The $70 million deal closed in early 2019. At the time, buying a major stake in ExpressJet seemed like a reasonable strategic move to give United more negotiating power vis-a-vis the third-party regional airlines that operate most of the United Express fleet. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed that in an instant. As a result, […]

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3 Most Popular Coronavirus Stocks on Robinhood: Are They Buys?
Robinhood's commission-free trades have attracted many investors. Millions of them are millennials jumping into investing for the first time. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, you might expect that investors on Robinhood have looked at ways to profit from the coronavirus outbreak. And you'd be right. At least nine stocks of companies with coronavirus programs rank in the top 100 most popular stocks on Robinhood's trading platform. Here are the three most popular coronavirus stocks -- and […]

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Xilinx (XLNX) Offering Possible 46.63% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days
Xilinx's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Xilinx is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $106.00 short put and a strike $101.00 long put offers a potential 46.63% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $106.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.59 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $3.41 would be incurred if […]

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ProLogis (PLD) Offering Possible 6.38% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days
ProLogis's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on ProLogis is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $100.00 short put and a strike $90.00 long put offers a potential 6.38% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $100.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.60 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $9.40 would be incurred […]

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DR Horton (DHI) Offering Possible 26.26% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days
DR Horton's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on DR Horton is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $66.50 short put and a strike $61.50 long put offers a potential 26.26% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $66.50 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.04 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $3.96 would be incurred […]

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Fidelity National (FIS) Offering Possible 16.96% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days
Fidelity National's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Fidelity National is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $145.00 short put and a strike $135.00 long put offers a potential 16.96% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $145.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.45 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $8.55 […]

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Intel (INTC) Offering Possible 34.8% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days
Intel's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Intel is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $48.50 short put and a strike $43.00 long put offers a potential 34.8% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $48.50 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.42 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $4.08 would be incurred if the […]

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