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Buy at Open or Buy at Close: What History Tells Us

Aggregated, most investors end up buying and selling equities close to the open and close times of the US stock market. But for long-term oriented investors, does either buying at open or buying at close outperform the other strategy a long period of time?

by Vineel Bhat, 09/16/22


Why the NUSI ETF Underperformed in the First Half of 2022

Given NUSI’s outperformance during the COVID-19 market crash, the underperformance during the current downturn was unexpected. The secret to what happened, however, lies in the underlying options strategy used by the management team.

by Vineel Bhat, 08/19/22

3 Steps to Analyzing a Company's Dividend

Income investors love dividend stocks, but not all are attractive or safe. Knowing the ins and outs of a company’s dividend¬† before investing is crucial for any dividend stock – especially for established businesses who distribute a majority of profits.

by Vineel Bhat, 06/28/21

The Edge Individual Investors Have Over Institutions

92% of mutual funds underperformed the S&P 500 in 15 years. But this doesn’t mean picking individual stocks is a pointless endeavor: retail investors have numerous advantages over institutions, and may have a better chance of beating the market.

by Vineel Bhat, 05/4/21