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Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Selling call options on individual stocks is a favorite income boosting strategy for individual investors. Selling options on individual stocks requires extra trading expertise, special account authorization, and extra time spent in front of a computer. There are several funds that provide covered call strategy returns without the extra work. This means as an investor […]

3 Stocks for the Future of Electric Cars

3 Stocks for the Future of Electric Cars

It seems inevitable that electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of the automobile industry. Even Big Oil seems to agree. The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS.A), Ben van Beurden, thinks peak oil demand may hit as early as the late 2020s thanks to the rise of EVs. Others, like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), […]

A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

It’s almost hard to believe, but higher market volatility has persisted for over a week.  We haven’t had more than a day or two of elevated volatility in essentially over a year.  Most of the volatility spikes of the last year or so were so short-lived, you almost didn’t know they occurred. Even last week, […]

The Safest Way to Own Bitcoin

The Safest Way to Own Bitcoin

If you’re in the financial markets at all, it’s something you can no longer ignore. Even CNBC gave it extensive coverage last week. I’m speaking about the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. It grabbed headlines as the digital currency soared past the $4,000 mark for the first time in its nine year history. Its rise has been remarkable, […]

Americans Right To Self-government Is Under Attack

Americans Right To Self-government Is Under Attack

The political elite and the common man are at war over the power to govern. Will we end up as citizens or subjects? When the British voted to leave the European Union (EU), I highlighted comments from British citizens in “Brexit the Movie”: It’s the workingman versus people who think we have a better plan and a better […]

The One Trade to Make for Buying Cheap Gold with Options

The One Trade to Make for Buying Cheap Gold with Options

Volatility comes and volatility goes… but mostly it goes. It seemed like we may have a real resurgence in volatility for the first time in well, years, after news surfaced of North Korea having nuclear missile capabilities. The subsequent threats coming from North Korea and the White House put investors on notice. After all, if […]

3 Stocks Under $10 Paying Great Dividends

3 Stocks Under $10 Paying Great Dividends

Where do investors go to find dividends when the market continues to trade at all-time highs and valuations are very ‘rich?’ There is one place that remains overlooked. Dividends are fantastic. But finding dividends is a relatively easy task these days, 85% of the S&P 500 companies pay a dividend. Still sometimes dividends are overlooked […]

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks on Sale

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks on Sale

The stock market is a two-sided beast on investor emotions. Investors feel positive and smart when the shares they own are going up in value. On the flip side, a sustained or sharp drop in share prices brings out the fear, which is an emotion that can produce irrational behavior. The truth is that all […]

3 Stocks for the Growth in Automation

3 Stocks for the Growth in Automation

The latest quarterly earnings report from Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) was a darn good one and sent the stock upward. The buzz continues to build as the 10th anniversary iPhone nears. But I could care less about the iPhone. That’s yesterday’s success story. If Apple is to continue rewarding its shareholders, it needs a new kind […]

Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Right now, thousands of short volatility traders are scrambling to cover their positions. Okay, that’s an exaggeration – they’re probably just rolling their positions higher. Joking aside, there’s nothing like a nuclear threat to get some volatility back in the financial markets. Yet, two or three days of higher volatility probably isn’t going to change […]