Covered Calls

Validation of Using Easy Covered Call Strategies

Validation of Using Easy Covered Call Strategies

I often refer to covered calls as the third leg of a balanced, income-focused investment approach. (Three legs because it takes at least that many to make any chair or table stable and functional—the others are cash flow with high-yield stocks like in the Dividend Hunter and stocks consistently growing dividends like those in my […]

Trade of the Week: Rocket (RKT)

Trade of the Week: Rocket (RKT)

A newly listed company is seeing a lot of unusual options activity. The company is Rocket Companies (RKT), which owns Rocket Mortgages and Quicken Loans. Despite not being around for very long (on the exchange), over 120,000 option contacts traded on one day last week. Most of the activity was on the call side, which […]

Make 9.7% On America’s Most Notorious Bank

Make 9.7% On America’s Most Notorious Bank

Despite plenty of volatility in the market, it hasn’t been any easier to generate income for your portfolio. Yields are still ultra-low for most fixed income instruments. Moreover, many high-yield dividend stocks have slashed their dividend payments. Regarding dividend stocks, buying and holding them is certainly not an unreasonable way to generate yield. The best […]

Is AMD Going To Continue To Surge?

Is AMD Going To Continue To Surge?

Despite a global pandemic and worldwide civil unrest, stocks have mostly gone up. The exuberance of investors is impressive, if perhaps misplaced. It certainly remains to be seen if the gains can hold up when the expected second wave of COVID-19 hits in the fall. Despite the large move in stocks (the Nasdaq just hit […]

Are Skyrocketing Treasury Bonds Still A Buy?

Are Skyrocketing Treasury Bonds Still A Buy?

On Monday, the major stock indices in the US were all down at least 7% for the day. It was the largest one-day drop since 2008, the year the Great Financial Crisis started. This time around it’s not subprime loans causing the meltdown, but a highly contagious virus and an oil price war. While stocks […]

Is Sprint Stock About To Get a Boost?

Is Sprint Stock About To Get a Boost?

While 2019 wasn’t exactly a banner year for mergers and acquisitions, there is a potential giant merger in the telecom sector coming up this year. Of course, I’m talking about the proposed merger between Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS). A combined S and TMUS entity would have a market cap of around $100 billion and […]

How To Get Paid An Income By Avid Coffee Drinkers

How To Get Paid An Income By Avid Coffee Drinkers

Coffee is one of those consumable goods that you simply don’t want to mess with. The country may fall into a deep recession. The ocean may rise to levels that engulf the coastlines. A meteor at this moment may be hurtling towards Earth. And yet, it won’t stop coffee drinkers from going to buy their […]