Author: Jay Soloff

Is 2021 The Year To Buy More Gold?

Is 2021 The Year To Buy More Gold?

As popular as gold is as an investment, it’s not necessarily easy to pinpoint what type of investment gold is. Is it a safe-haven asset? A hedge against inflation? A currency? A store of value? Maybe it’s all of the above… The thing is, the type of investment gold is depends on the market environment […]

Trade of the Week: SPCE

Trade of the Week: SPCE

Virgin Galactic (SPCE) has been a popular stock this past year, but it got a huge boost this past week. SPCE jumped 20% on news that ARK Invest will be creating a new space ETF. ARK ETFs are quite heavily traded, so being added to any of the ETFs is generally a boon for the […]

PLUG and FCEL: Should You Invest In Fuel Cell Stocks?

PLUG and FCEL: Should You Invest In Fuel Cell Stocks?

2021 is off to a bewildering start. While the world is mostly focused on what’s going on in Washington, the stock market has also been charting its own tortuous course. Stocks tend to be forward-looking, but it’s always interesting when there seems to be a major disconnect between what happens in the financial markets and […]

Trade of the Week: RIOT

Trade of the Week: RIOT

Bitcoin has been on a huge run, nearly doubling its all-time high in recent weeks to $40,000 per BTC. Of course, this action has sparked plenty of unusual options activity in blockchain related stocks like Riot Blockchain (RIOT). Over 400,000 options traded in RIOT on a big up day for BTC last week. About 70% […]

Will Market Volatility Return This Year?

Will Market Volatility Return This Year?

2020 is in the rearview mirror, and I think we can all agree that it’s a good thing. While last year was certainly interesting for investors, I don’t think anyone wants to relive the other parts of 2020. The year is, of course, marked by the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But let’s not forget […]

Trade of the Week: QQQ

Trade of the Week: QQQ

2020 was a huge year for tech stocks, but can it continue in 2021? At least one large trader feels like Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) has moderate bullish potential for the first 6 months of the year.  QQQ, the Nasdaq-100, set record highs in 2021, but the popular ETF pays a miniscule dividend. The trader […]

The Trade to Make On a Volatile U.S. Dollar

The Trade to Make On a Volatile U.S. Dollar

We’ve finally reached the end of 2020, and I don’t think anyone is complaining about leaving this year in the dust. After all, the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe and made life miserable for a vast majority of the world’s population. Let’s all hope that 2021 is going to a much happier year. […]

Trade of the Week: Pfizer

Trade of the Week: Pfizer

Pfizer (PFE) has been a hot stock this year as it is the first company to get a Covid-19 vaccine to the market. While a vaccine isn’t going to make or break a pharmaceutical giant like PFE, it certainly isn’t going to hurt the bottom line either. PFE stock has had a decent year so […]

Make Bond Buying More Lucrative For You

Make Bond Buying More Lucrative For You

There have been periods in the past during which investing in bonds was interesting.  Some of the best books about Wall Street were written about bond desks in the ‘80s. These days though, the fixed income world is plagued by ultra-low rates. Much of the investment world has turned its attention to equities and other […]

Trade of the Week: GDX

Trade of the Week: GDX

Gold miners have been popular this year among investors, but they can be even more interesting when covered calls or cash secured puts are involved. This past week, some sold January 2023 puts on VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), a $16 billion gold miners fund. GDX doesn’t pay much of a dividend, so using […]