Author: Ryan Zeldin

This Could Be the Best Fed Rate Hike Trade in 28 Years

This Could Be the Best Fed Rate Hike Trade in 28 Years

As expected, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised rates in it June 15th meeting. Until then, the assumption was that the Fed would incrementally increase rates by 50 basis points (bps) at the next handful of meetings. However, after the hot consumer price index (CPI) number the week prior, the Fed was pushed into a more […]

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Volatility Is High Again, Take Advantage of It

The hot consumer price index (CPI) number last Friday has caused major damage to the equity markets. Volatility has remained elevated. There seems to be no relief in sight regarding the inflation numbers that we are seeing across industries—and, most importantly, in our daily expenses. The Federal Reserve will do what it can to increase […]

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Options to Hedge Your Rising Expenses from Inflation

Inflation is hitting all of us pretty hard. The cost of living is rapidly increasing—most notably, we have seen gas prices increase substantially over the last year. While gas prices are the headline, consumers are being hit with rising costs everywhere. Food, rents, housing prices, gas prices, heating oil. It’s everywhere. That list doesn’t even […]

Sell Calls on Your Portfolio, Not Your Individual Names

Sell Calls on Your Portfolio, Not Your Individual Names

I’m continuing to pound the table on the idea of selling options to generate income with volatility at its current level. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) continues to hover around 30, which is creating very interesting opportunities in options. Most everyone owns stocks. Therefore, the risk we all share is that the equity market could […]

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High Volatility Can Lead to Higher Returns

Wow, what a week! For those whose portfolios are simply filled with long stocks, this has been a disastrous time. But for those who are swimming in cash, this is a great opportunity to make even more money by selling some options to take in the lofty premiums being priced into options due to fear […]