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A Brand New Way To Trade Volatility

A Brand New Way To Trade Volatility

Over the last two decades, the investment landscape has been dramatically altered by two trends. The first is the shift from single stock and mutual fund investing into exchange-traded products (primarily ETFs). The second is the emergence of volatility as an asset class. First off, ETFs opened the door for the average investor to trade […]

Safety In a Bear Market With These Two Preferred Shares

Safety In a Bear Market With These Two Preferred Shares

The COVID-19 crisis-induced stock market crash induced a lot of investors to dump their stock market holdings. Now they sit on cash, which earns nothing, and wonders whether to get back into the market or maybe find an alternative investment strategy. With the U.S. economy falling into a deep recession, and conquering the virus remains […]

Three Ways to Protect Yourself During the Chaos

Three Ways to Protect Yourself During the Chaos

Wall Street Lays an Even Bigger Egg Last week was one of the most dramatic weeks in Wall Street history. Twice the New York Stock Exchange had to halt trading because the S&P 500 reached its intra-day down limit. For the first time since the Great Depression, the Dow had back-to-back days where it moved […]

Is Apple Going To Lead the Market Lower?

Is Apple Going To Lead the Market Lower?

Can you name the biggest stocks in the U.S. markets? It probably won’t take you long to pick out the highest market cap companies, with well-known names like Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Microsoft (MSFT). What’s interesting is that the five largest U.S. companies, and several others near the top, are all primarily tech companies. […]

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

Every month, I ask subscribers to my Dividend Hunter Insiders service to send in any stock they want for a deep dive analysis. Out of the submissions, I pick one stock to analyze and share my thoughts with all Insider subscribers. Each month, when the email to send in stock picks goes out, I am […]

An Easy Way for Conservative Investors To Get Into Preferreds

An Easy Way for Conservative Investors To Get Into Preferreds

I have direct contact with hundreds of individual investors. I am a speaker at the MoneyShow investor conferences. I host webinars for subscribers to my newsletter services, including the Dividend Hunter. I get dozens of emails daily with questions about income stocks and investing strategies. I often see that individuals are confused about the structure, […]

Will Stocks Continue To Rally Despite The Coronavirus Scare?

Will Stocks Continue To Rally Despite The Coronavirus Scare?

The stock market can be a crazy place. The unpredictability of the financial markets is what makes them so exciting and challenging for traders (and investors). While the long-term direction of stocks has always been up, there are definitely significant periods of volatility over shorter time frames. For instance, this year we’ve already had a […]