Author: Investors Alley Staff

What Are Stock Options? A Guide to Puts and Calls

What Are Stock Options? A Guide to Puts and Calls

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 […]

One-Stock Retirement vs. Diversification

One-Stock Retirement vs. Diversification

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

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

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 […]

What Is Options Trading? A Guide for Beginners

What Is Options Trading? A Guide for Beginners

When you think about, “What is options trading?,” many people will come up with words like “complicated,” “risky,” or “overwhelming.”  But the truth is, trading options, especially the way professionals do it, can be one of the safest and most reliable ways to generate extra income for yourself and your retirement on a regular basis. […]