Author: Jay Soloff

Is It Time To Sell Volatility Again?

Is It Time To Sell Volatility Again?

One of the most popular trading strategies of the last couple years is the short volatility trade – up until February of this year, the strategy could almost do no wrong. With dividends and fixed income not producing enough yield for many income investors, short volatility was used to fill the void. And it worked […]

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Big Money Is Betting On A Big Move In Financials

I always find it fascinating to see what kind of big trades are being made in the options markets.  Some of the smartest strategists in the world use options markets as their playground, so generally speaking, you can assume a lot of research went into these blockbuster type trades. It’s also interesting to guess what […]

Making Money Off Chipmaker Stocks With Surging Prices

Making Money Off Chipmaker Stocks With Surging Prices

In the world of graphics cards, also known as GPUs, the US market is dominated by two major players. You’ve probably heard of both of these companies as their stocks are often in the news. The bigger of the two is Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA), but Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) and their Radeon GPUs have […]

How To Bet Big On Banking With Options

How To Bet Big On Banking With Options

I often make the argument that trading options is superior to trading stocks. Now, I’m not talking about investing in stocks… if your goal is to collect dividends, you obviously need to buy stocks. But when it comes to trading (short to medium-term holding periods) options are almost always the better choice. Generally, options traders […]

How to Make A 186% Return on Video Games

How to Make A 186% Return on Video Games

Typically, when growth in the video game industry is discussed, it’s all about mobile gaming growth. After all, playing games on smartphones and tablets has been where most of the action has been in recent years, at least in terms of investing. While casual gamers may still be driving plenty of business in mobile gaming, […]

Is The Housing Market About To Hit A Top?

Is The Housing Market About To Hit A Top?

I don’t spend a lot of time writing about real estate in this space. It’s not that it isn’t important, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Of all the sectors most impacted by a change in interest rates, real estate is at the top of the list. However, I just don’t find real estate that […]

Earn A Quick 10% From This Forgotten Resource

Earn A Quick 10% From This Forgotten Resource

With all the talk of renewable energy versus fossil fuels, it’s easy to forget we already have one of the most efficient power generating resources readily available to us.  Nuclear energy is not only incredibly effective, it also generates abundant power with zero emissions. Of course, nuclear power has drawbacks.  The plants are extremely expensive […]