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ARKK Implosion: Using Options to Profit From It

Over the past few weeks, the theme in the stock market has been a selloff in the tech sector. Several high-fliers from 2020 and early this year have taken a beating. While many buzzworthy tech names seemed to be overvalued, they didn’t look like they would experience a pullback…that is, until they did. Perhaps the […]

Trade of the Week: ARKK

Trade of the Week: ARKK

One of the most popular ETFs in 2021 is Cathie Wood’s Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK). ARKK invests in several of the most popular tech-related stocks like Tesla (TSLA) and Square (SQ). The ETF had done quite well until a recent bout of selling. On a big market down day last week, ARKK traded 7x the […]

The Options Trade If You Think Interest Rates Are Going Up

The Options Trade If You Think Interest Rates Are Going Up

For the moment, short-term craziness in the market has evaporated. Volatility is returning to more normal levels—well, normal for the last year anyhow. Most of 2020 as well as January 2021 were anything but ordinary. Nevertheless, we can’t ignore the future…and the future certainly includes potential interest rate movement. After the pandemic hit, the Federal […]

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Is this the Best, Safe, High-Yield Income Investment?

For income investors, the last 11 months have been, to paraphrase Dickens, “the best of times, the worst of times.” The February-March 2020 market crash was especially brutal on the high-yield investment sectors. Without a lot of information, I had to analyze my Dividend Hunter recommendations and decide which were best to sell and which […]

Trade of the Week: SPCE

Trade of the Week: SPCE

Virgin Galactic (SPCE) has been a popular stock this past year, but it got a huge boost this past week. SPCE jumped 20% on news that ARK Invest will be creating a new space ETF. ARK ETFs are quite heavily traded, so being added to any of the ETFs is generally a boon for the […]

Make Bond Buying More Lucrative For You

Make Bond Buying More Lucrative For You

There have been periods in the past during which investing in bonds was interesting.  Some of the best books about Wall Street were written about bond desks in the ‘80s. These days though, the fixed income world is plagued by ultra-low rates. Much of the investment world has turned its attention to equities and other […]

MSTB: A Better Way to Get Broad Stock Exposure and Beat SPY

MSTB: A Better Way to Get Broad Stock Exposure and Beat SPY

One of the more intriguing current trends in U.S. investing is the growing number of strategic ETFs that have become available to investors. Index investors have typically used ETFs like SPY to capture the action of the broader market. However strategic ETFs represent or emulate an entire trading strategy, rather than just tracking an index […]

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3 Big-Name Funds Suspending Dividends

Investors with interest in yields soon find their way into the world of closed-end funds (CEFs). During this period in history, when fixed income investments often yield less than one percent, the high single-digit or low double-digit yields on many CEFs are compelling. Yet the aftermath of the pandemic-triggered crash early in 2020 will start […]