Author: Ian Cooper

Using Technical Indicators for Predicting Stock Price Trends

Using Technical Indicators for Predicting Stock Price Trends

As we noted in the September 3rd article on fundamental investment tools: “When you buy a stock, it’s a good idea to understand exactly what you’re paying for.” We can do that by paying attention to the fundamental tools we’ve already brought to your attention, including price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, the price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio, and […]

How to Protect Your Gains After a Big Move

How to Protect Your Gains After a Big Move

All of a sudden, your favorite stock is falling out of the sky. What do you do? Sell? Hold? Unfortunately, many traders aren’t really sure, so they make impulsive decisions. Instead of calmly looking into why a stock may be falling (sometimes for no reason), they may panic and sell on emotion. However, it’s possible […]

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Three Fundamental Investment Tools to Always Consider

When you buy a stock, it’s often a good idea to understand exactly what you’re paying for. More specifically, you want to know whether you’ve found a bargain or are paying too much. We can determine this using fundamental tools, such as the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, the price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio, and the price-to-sales (P/S) […]

DIVIDENDS CONCEPT

Three Top Monthly Dividend Stocks Investors Should Consider

Most dividend-paying stocks will dole out payments quarterly, or at least semi-annually. However, some will pay out dividends monthly, making those stocks far more attractive to investors. Take a look at Realty Income (O), for example. The retail REIT’s monthly payments are supported by cash flow from more than 6,700 real estate properties owned “under […]

Robinhood’s Three Most Popular Small Cap Stocks

Robinhood’s Three Most Popular Small Cap Stocks

Some of the market’s most rewarding opportunities can be found in small-cap stocks, many of them found on the Robinhood trading platform. Just over the last few years, for example: Fate Therapeutics soared from just $2.52 to $92 Digital Turbine jumped from about $2 to $68 TG Therapeutics rocketed from a low of about $3.45 […]

What’s a Covered Call? Bare-Bones Basics

What’s a Covered Call? Bare-Bones Basics

One of the best ways to boost your income is with a covered call. In this type of options strategy, you already hold a stock position. Then, you sell a call option on the same stock. Let’s say you held 200 shares of ABC. To then create a covered call, you would also sell two […]

If You’re Hunting for Yield, Look at These Three BDCs for 2021

If You’re Hunting for Yield, Look at These Three BDCs for 2021

For investors looking for stable, high-yielding income opportunities, consider BDCs, or business development companies. According to Kiplinger: BDCs are similar to their cousins, real estate investment trusts (REITs), in that both were creations of Congress to stimulate investment, and both benefit from preferential tax treatment. They pay no income taxes at the corporate level so long […]

How to Choose an Online Brokerage for Options Trading

How to Choose an Online Brokerage for Options Trading

Unsure, confused, and lost when it comes time to choose a brokerage, many folks simply choose the brokerage one with the hottest offer available at the time they’re looking. We’ve all been there. But it’s the wrong way to think. When it comes to choosing an online brokerage for your needs, there are quite a […]

How to Maximize Your Returns with Oversold Options

How to Maximize Your Returns with Oversold Options

Some of the best options trading opportunities can be found in wildly oversold stocks. Look at Activision Blizzard (ATVI), for example. ATVI gapped from a high of $91.40 to a low of $78 on fears of litigation and a potential Chinese crackdown on video games. To me, that pullback was overkill—especially at a time when […]

The Top Three Options Trading Errors to Avoid

The Top Three Options Trading Errors to Avoid

At some point, everyone makes mistakes when trading options—even the pros. However, as long as you’re aware of them, you’re less likely to repeat the same mistake over and over again, ad nauseum. Error No. 1: Not Having a plan One of the worst things any trader can do is trade without a plan. Without […]