Author: Jay Soloff

A Safe Trade to Generate Income From Emerging Markets

A Safe Trade to Generate Income From Emerging Markets

It goes without saying that the ETF revolution has completely altered the way we can invest and trade. ETFs have given the average investor access to asset classes once reserved for the rich and privileged. There are now thousands of different ways to set up your portfolio without ever having to invest in a single […]

Is There Finally a Cheaper Alternative to the VIX?

Is There Finally a Cheaper Alternative to the VIX?

When it comes to trading volatility, The VIX has long held the crown as the most viable product on the market. Products based on the VIX, the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Index, have been one of the most notable additions to the trading universe in the 21st century. In fact, the Cboe Global Markets (BATS: […]

How You Can Get Paid “Dividends” Owning Silver

How You Can Get Paid “Dividends” Owning Silver

One of the drawbacks to owning precious metals is raw commodities don’t generate a cash flow and thus don’t pay dividends. I’m not talking about precious metal miners, but the metals themselves. But despite this lack of income, many investors still like to own gold and silver. Why are precious metals so popular? Well, they […]

Gold Miners Could Be Ready To Run

Gold Miners Could Be Ready To Run

One of the unsung stories of the last few months is the resurgence in gold prices. An ounce of gold has climbed from a low of about $1,200 in mid-November to over $1,300 as of this writing. That’s a pretty sizable jump in a relatively short amount of time. There are a few reasons why […]

Using Covered Calls To Boost Your Return In Twitter

Using Covered Calls To Boost Your Return In Twitter

I’ve just returned from the Orlando MoneyShow and was very impressed at the amount of investors and traders looking to learn more about options strategies. I had the opportunity to deliver two different presentations to the options-oriented folks. One of the topics I spent quite a lot of time on was covered calls. Of course, […]

Make This Trade To Prepare For the Next Black Swan Event

Make This Trade To Prepare For the Next Black Swan Event

After 2008, a new kind of fund came into existence. It has since carved out a little niche for itself in the extremely competitive world of money management. These types of funds are generally called tail-risk funds. They attempt to protect against worst-case market selloffs, also known as black swan events. Why did tail-risk funds […]