Investing Strategies

When Not to Sell Call Options

When Not to Sell Call Options

I’m often asked, “what are stock options?” by some of my newer readers. Stock options are derivatives based on the value of the stock and offer the trader the opportunity to buy or sell the stock at a stated price within a specific time. The most common option trades, especially for beginners, are covered calls. […]

One-Stock Retirement vs. Diversification

One-Stock Retirement vs. Diversification

One-stock retirement. Those three words can stop you in your tracks, right? Is it a scam? A gimmick? Is it just click-bait? Well, not exactly.  Over the years, several financial advisors floated this idea and once in a while it gets some traction.  The concept suggests that investing modestly in just one stock could be […]

Where to Look for the Best Stocks for Retirement

Where to Look for the Best Stocks for Retirement

Choosing stocks for retirement is very different from how most people invest in the stock market: searching for the next Amazon or trying to make some short-term profits. In the past, financial advisers often considered the stock market too risky for traditional retirement planning, recommending bonds as the main source of income.  The common advice […]

What Is Options Trading? A Guide for Beginners

What Is Options Trading? A Guide for Beginners

When you think about, “What is options trading?,” many people will come up with words like “complicated,” “risky,” or “overwhelming.”  But the truth is, trading options, especially the way professionals do it, can be one of the safest and most reliable ways to generate extra income for yourself and your retirement on a regular basis. […]

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Back To The Future Part 2

Last week Chuck Butler and I accepted a challenge from subscriber Charles F. “Describe life in the US 5 years into the loss of our currency reserve status. Winner, Losers, what does gov’t look like on different levels, our position in the world, let your imagination run wild. When I do this my thinking quickly […]

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How To Make 344% From Stocks Going Higher

When buying options, it’s generally a good idea to keep the capital outlay to a minimum whenever possible, because options typically lose value at a regular rate due to time decay. As such, minimizing the option premium paid (the cost) is essentially the same as lowering risk. Using vertical spreads is one way to take […]