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What Is the Difference Between a Call and a Put?

You won't get very far trading options without knowing the difference between a call and a put and how they work to make you money.

But if you know that an options contract allows you to buy or sell underlying shares of a stock, you're only a step away.

The next thing to know is whether you want to buy a "call" option or a "put" option.

And that's what we're going to show you today.



Options Trading for Beginners: How to Get Started and Make Money with Options

A good options trade can bank 100% in profit from a 10% gain in stock price. But it can be tricky getting started.

So we wanted to share our guide with you, "Options Trading for Beginners: How to Get Started and Make Money with Options."

There's also one small piece of advice we want to share, something even experts forget often.

It can make or break an investor, so stay tuned...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Reacting to Possible Agreement to Prevent Government Shutdown

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat in premarket hours as investors continue to monitor developments on trade between the United States and China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet with U.S. trade officials as both nations try to strike a deal to avoid higher tariffs.

Also, investors continue to cheer news of an agreement to prevent a government shutdown and data showing lower inflation levels in the U.S. economy.

Here are the numbers from Wednesday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Slides Over 141 Points as Interest Rate Hikes Shock Global Growth Estimates

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 147 points in premarket trading as concerns about rising interest rates continued to erode market sentiment.

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve issued a hawkish message on interest rates for the year ahead.

The U.S. central bank held rates unchanged after its November meeting, but Fed Chair Jerome Powell suggested that another rate hike is poised for December.