Author: Jay Soloff

Earn Income While Hedging Against Market Uncertainty

Earn Income While Hedging Against Market Uncertainty

Covered calls are quite possibly the best investment strategy on the planet. How many other strategies lower risk, provide income, and potentially allow for capital growth? There’s reason why so many fund manager employ covered calls as a cornerstone of their trading plans. What can be surprising to many covered call traders (new and experienced […]

Make This Trade For a 20% Drop in General Electric

Make This Trade For a 20% Drop in General Electric

It’s pretty safe to say that every investor has heard of General Electric (NYSE: GE). For many years, it was the largest public company in the world with upper management nearly akin to rock stars. During the company’s amazing run atop the world’s greatest companies, GE was known for innovation and stellar management. Heck, the […]

A Cheap Way To Hedge Against Higher Volatility

A Cheap Way To Hedge Against Higher Volatility

One of the great things about options is how flexible they can be. Traders can mix and match options contracts to custom create strategies which suit their needs. It’s a particularly valuable feature for precisely defining the amount of risk a strategy can have. Being able to define risk (i.e. decide how much you are […]

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Here’s How to Profit When the Dollar Tanks

With the Fed announcement behind us, it’s time to start thinking about how to trade the expected slow increase in interest rates. The next small rate increase is expected in December, and then there could be two or three more incremental increases in 2019. Of course, we can’t predict definitively what will happen. A change […]

Make Money On A Big Move In Oil – In Either Direction

Make Money On A Big Move In Oil – In Either Direction

With all the coverage of how the stock market is reacting to mid-term elections and the most recent Fed statement on interest rates, it’s easy to forget about oil. The fact is, crude oil prices have moved quite a bit over the last couple months without garnering a lot of attention from investors. The United […]

A Quick Way to Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

A Quick Way to Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

Despite the volatility and heavy stock selling in October, many analysts are expecting the remainder of 2018 to be bullish. The S&P 500 was only up 3% year-to-date after the October bloodbath (prior to mid-term elections), so it stands to reason that stocks are more likely to go up in the final two months of […]

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Is It Time To Get Bullish On Stocks?

October was a volatile month for stocks and many investors are probably hoping November approaches something closer to normal conditions. While market volatility may be helpful to active traders, it generally is not what long-term investors like to see. Keep in mind, most people (and funds) own stocks and count on the market going up […]