Author: Investors Alley Staff

What Are Stock Options? A Guide to Puts and Calls

What Are Stock Options? A Guide to Puts and Calls

Reading Time: 5 minutes Stock options can be confusing, partly because there are many types of contracts: exchange-traded options, OTC options, and employee stock options that are part of compensation packages. As such, you might be asking, “What are stock options?” In this article, we’ll review all the types of stock options and examine how to include options in […]

Is It Really Possible to Earn Free Retirement Stock?

Is It Really Possible to Earn Free Retirement Stock?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Buzzwords abound in today’s society: passive income, cash back rewards, and now free retirement stock. But are these buzzwords full of fluff, or is there anything investors can really benefit from here? We’ve all heard the saying “nothing in life is free.” And I’m sorry to report that statement still holds quite true. However, in […]

One-Stock Retirement vs. Diversification

One-Stock Retirement vs. Diversification

Reading Time: 5 minutes One-stock retirement. Those three words can stop you in your tracks, right? Is it a scam? A gimmick? Is it just click-bait? Well, not exactly.  Over the years, several financial advisors floated this idea and once in a while it gets some traction.  The concept suggests that investing modestly in just one stock could be […]

A Guide to Finding Dividend Stocks for Retirement

A Guide to Finding Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s hard to imagine a peaceful and happy retirement without a stable income. Sadly, bank deposits and bonds — the two conservative investments with the most predictable cash flows — can now barely cover inflation due to ultra-low interest rates across the world.  This leaves dividend stocks as the primary income-generating financial asset for retirement […]

Where to Look for the Best Stocks for Retirement

Where to Look for the Best Stocks for Retirement

Reading Time: 9 minutes Choosing stocks for retirement is very different from how most people invest in the stock market: searching for the next Amazon or trying to make some short-term profits. In the past, financial advisers often considered the stock market too risky for traditional retirement planning, recommending bonds as the main source of income.  The common advice […]