Trade of the Week: Emerging Market Bonds

Trade of the Week: Emerging Market Bonds

The iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Market Bond ETF (EMB) is an asset allocation fund for those wanting exposure to emerging market government bonds. The ETF pays a reasonable dividend but it doesn’t generally move all that much. A well-capitalized trader is likely trying to boost returns on the low-volatility product by utilizing a covered […]

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How to Use Dividends to Find the Best Tech Stock

When we talk about tech stock investing, we hear discussions of all sorts about different measures used for picking stocks. For example, some tech investors use year-over-year revenue growth. Others subscribe to a theory that has been floating around for many years, that the secret to picking tech stocks was looking at the percentage of […]

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This Shale Pioneer Refocusing on Natural Gas

Forget oil—the real money is in natural gas. Or at least that’s the message coming from a pioneer of the U.S. shale revolution, Chesapeake Energy (CHK). From Prince to Pauper to Prince Again? Once upon a time—when its stock was valued at more than $35 billion and its CEO, Aubrey McClendon, had the biggest pay […]

This stock could explode before August 24th

This stock could explode before August 24th

“Trade with the trend” is a common phrase used by traders.  Meaning, only trade in the direction of the current trend i.e. if stocks are going up, only trade long… if stocks are going down, make bearish trades.  I agree for the most part.  But, as you’ve noticed in the last couple weeks… bear market […]

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Give Yourself a Raise with Equity Raises

When one of my recommended high-yield stocks does a secondary share issue, I always get questions about what is going on. The significant share price drop and share dilution of a secondary issuance make investors wonder if the stock remains a good investment. So today, I thought it would be good to review secondary stock […]

Trade of the Week: SPY

Trade of the Week: SPY

Using covered calls on index ETFs is a popular way to produce additional cash flow from holding stocks.  For instance, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is not only the most heavily traded ETF in the world, but it’s also commonly used for covered call trades.  A large block of covered calls seemingly traded last […]